Ontario’s affordable housing waiting lists are growing painfully long – up more than 4% over the past year to almost 130,000 households. The average wait for a good place to call home has grown to a staggering 21 years in Peel Region. The Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association released its latest annual waiting list survey earlier today. But ONPHA cautions that some households may be discouraged at the long lists, and don’t bother to sign up; and they also warn that the economic recession has likely bumped up the numbers even higher since the survey was completed in January 2009. For instance, Sault Ste. Marie’s affordable housing waiting list has grown by almost 8% in the past four months, and Toronto’s list has grown 2.6%.