The Kawartha Lakes, Haliburton Housing Corporation wants more affordable units in the county.

The K.L.H. Corporation plans to have a total of 734 affordable units in its portfolio by the end of 2018.

Included in that is phase two of the Whispering Pines development will see three townhome style properties that can hold 12 families.

K.L.H. C.E.O. Hope Lee says the need for safe and secure housing for county residents is as big as it has ever been.

Lee adds there is a waiting list for families of three-to-five years to get access to affordable housing in both the county and the City of Kawartha Lakes.

Lee adds construction on Whispering Pines off County Road 21 will start as soon as the weather permits.