The Affordable Housing Summit

Mercedeh Madani

Mercedeh Madani is the Acting Director of Housing Policy and Strategy at the City of Toronto’s Housing Secretariat. She has been leading the development and implementation of a full range of City housing programs and policies, most notably the City of Toronto’s HousingTO 2020-2030 Action Plan. In her role, she is responsible for developing system- level housing policies and programs and strengthening partnerships with community and government partners. She has coordinated the implementation of Modular Housing and Rapid Housing Initiatives that created hundreds of deeply affordable homes with support services for people experiencing homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic. She is a firm believer that housing is where the journey to healing, success and prosperity begins. Mercedeh is a graduate from the University of Toronto’s Master’s Program in Urban Planning.