City releases annual ‘Report on Housing and Homelessness’ – City of Kingston

April 3, 2017 –

A reduction in emergency shelter demand, 197 chronically homeless households housed and the completion of 22 new affordable housing units are among the achievements outlined within the City of Kingston’s 2016 Report on Housing and Homelessness.

“Now in its fifth year of distribution, the 2016 Report on Housing & Homelessness provides an overview of local housing statistics, housing program summaries and key housing accomplishments over the past year in Kingston and the County of Frontenac,” says Sheldon Laidman, director of housing and social services.

Also included in the report are summaries of completed affordable housing projects, current market housing data, the 2016 homeless point-in-time count and profiles of affordable housing programs.

A digital copy of the report can be downloaded at

About the City of Kingston

The City of Kingston provides municipal services to 125,000 residents living in this visually stunning, historic city, often ranked one of the best places to live in Canada. Kingston is focusing on being smart and livable as it pursues its vision to become Canada’s most sustainable city. We focus on environmental responsibility, social equity, economic health and cultural vitality –ensuring that today’s decisions don’t compromise our future.

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