Ontario Investing in Housing in HamiltonPublished on July 22, 2019
Province helping the region’s most vulnerable people with affordable housing and supports
Hamilton ― The Ontario government is investing almost $20.5 million in Hamilton to give people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless the housing and support services they need.
Ontario’s investment will help those most in need find stable housing and gain access to support services, such as counselling, addiction services and life-skills training.
“This important investment will go a long way toward helping our most vulnerable find homes with the supports they need to rebuild their lives,” said Donna Skelly, MPP for Flamborough—Glanbrook. “Our funding will give Hamilton the flexibility to offer programs tailored to the needs of individuals and families in our community.”
This funding is provided through Ontario’s Home for Good program and Community Homelessness Prevention Initiative.
“Our government is investing in local, innovative approaches so that our most vulnerable people can move off the streets and into housing with crucial support services,” said Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing. “Ontario invests more in housing and homelessness, including supportive housing, than any other level of government.”
- The Community Homelessness Prevention Initiative gives money to areas of Ontario that have greater housing needs, more people who are homeless and those at risk of becoming homeless. How and where the funding is spent depends on the needs of people in these communities.
- Ontario has more than 20 supportive housing programs, including Home for Good. These assist people with a wide range of support, including Indigenous people, those with mental health issues, people with developmental disabilities, seniors, youth, and people who have experienced homelessness.
- The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing is part of a cross-government approach working with other ministries to identify opportunities to streamline and improve coordination of the Province’s supportive housing programs.