NEWS October 14, 2016
Ontario is partnering with our Hamilton Region to end homelessness, by helping families and individuals stay in their homes or get the housing they need.
Our community is receiving new funding through the Community Homelessness Prevention Initiative.
The province is providing $632 million to municipalities over two years to help families and individuals at risk of homelessness stay in their homes or get the housing they need, through a wider range of services and homelessness prevention programs that meet local needs. These include:
Last year, this initiative helped almost 40,000 families and individuals experiencing homelessness obtain housing, and helped over 115,000 families and individuals at-risk of homelessness remain in their homes.
Preventing homelessness is part of the government's economic plan to build Ontario up and deliver on its number one priority to grow the economy and create jobs. The four-part plan includes helping more people get and create the jobs of the future by expanding access to high-quality College and University education. The plan is making the largest infrastructure investment in hospitals, schools, roads, bridges and transit in Ontario's history and is investing in a low-carbon economy driven by innovative, high-growth, export-oriented businesses. The plan is also helping working Ontarians achieve a more secure retirement.
“Our government is committed to ending homelessness in Ontario. The Community Homelessness Prevention Initiative gives communities like ours the flexibility to address local priorities and better meet the needs of individuals and families who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.”
- Ted McMeekin MPP, Ancaster Dundas Flamborough Westdale
"This investment represents a significant and ongoing commitment to housing and homelessness in Hamilton by the province. Increased funding means we can continue to develop programs and offer solutions locally to address the needs of our community.”
-Mayor Fred Eisenberger, City of Hamilton
For further information, please contact Ted McMeekin 905-690-6552
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