The city’s attempt to tackle housing affordability ignores those most in need of assistance.

So say critics of the city’s affordable housing strategy, titled “Making Room for the Middle”. The final report was presented during a lengthy planning and development committee meeting on Oct. 16, with a slew of deputants eager to comment on the report.

Over a year in the making, the strategy targets middle-income households earning between 55,000 and $100,000 per year. It recommends 40 actions to encourage the creation of affordable housing, including developer incentives, inclusionary zoning, encouraging more secondary units and preserving purpose-built rental.