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Enhancing Housing and Homelessness Supports

McGuinty Government Providing Transition Funding to Help Most Vulnerable Ontarians

December 27, 2012, Ministry of Community and Social Services

Ontario will help municipalities deliver housing and homelessness programs through additional one-time assistance in 2013-14.

The funding will assist eligible municipalities as they develop and implement their Community Homelessness Prevention Initiative (CHPI) plans. Funds will be allocated to meet the needs of the most vulnerable Ontarians – including social assistance recipients – to ensure their stability through this period of transition as plans are developed.

Announced in the 2012 Budget, the prevention initiative combines five housing and homelessness programs into a single, municipally delivered program to better address local priorities. It supports the McGuinty government’s goal of ensuring all Ontarians have access to safe and affordable housing.

Quick Facts

  • With this one-time investment of $42 million, municipalities will have additional funds to meet the needs of people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
  • Municipalities will need to outline their plans for the additional funding and report back on how the funds were used.

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“This one-time funding will work in combination with existing housing and homelessness supports. Our goal is to ensure security and stability for people receiving assistance from Ontario Works or the Ontario Disability Support Program while municipalities develop their CHPI investment plans.”

John Milloy
Minister of Community and Social Services

Media Contacts

Rob Newman
Minister’s Office

Sandy Mangat
Communications Branch, MCSS