Ministry of Housing
More Housing, Support Services for Municipalities Across the Province
Toronto, ON – Sep 11, 2017
Ontario is partnering with municipalities across the province to provide more supportive housing and other services for those in need, to reduce poverty and end chronic homelessness.
Peter Milczyn, Minister of Housing and Minister Responsible for the Poverty Reduction Strategy, was in Toronto today to announce that the province is investing in local, innovative approaches to get people experiencing chronic homelessness into housing and provide them with the support they need to stay there. The City of Toronto is receiving $90 million over three years.
The partnership between the province and municipalities will help those most in need find stable housing and gain access to crucial support services, such as counselling, addictions services and life skills training, while furthering Ontario’s goal of ending chronic homelessness by 2025. In Toronto, the investment is expected to assist over 1,880 households.
Ensuring everyone in Ontario has a safe and affordable place to call home is part of our plan to create jobs, grow our economy and help people in their everyday lives.
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