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Ontario Investing in Housing for People with Developmental Disabilities

Province Funding Twelve Local Housing Initiatives

As part of Ontario's three-year, $810 million investment to support the transformation and modernization of developmental services, the province is investing up to $3.47 million over two years in 12 creative community-based housing initiatives for adults with developmental disabilities.

The projects have been selected for funding by the Developmental Services Housing Task Force to help expand the range of housing options for adults with developmental disabilities across the province.

These projects will help develop residential options that could be replicated in communities across the province. A second call for proposals for additional projects will be issued by the Housing Task Force later this year.

Helping people with developmental disabilities live as independently as possible is part of Ontario's plan to give everyone a chance to participate in the province's communities. It is also part of the government's four-part plan to invest in people's talents and skills, make the largest investment in public infrastructure in Ontario's history, create a dynamic, innovative environment where business thrives and build a secure retirement savings plan.

Quick Facts

  • The government has committed up to $6 million over the next two years provincewide for demonstration or research projects through the Housing Task Force.
  • There are an estimated 65,000 adults with developmental disabilities in Ontario; approximately 18,000 receive developmental services residential supports.

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“We know there is no one-size-fits-all housing solution for adults with developmental disabilities. Thanks to the hard work of agencies, families, community partners and Housing Task Force members, we have an opportunity to expand our knowledge and learn how new partnerships can help us provide a broader range of housing support options.”

Dr. Helena Jaczek

Minister of Community and Social Services

“The proposals testify to a powerful readiness by individuals, families, communities and agencies to think creatively as they search for solutions – with that readiness generating a drive toward the creation of new resources, partnerships and determination. Given this, the government’s funding commitment to the Housing Task Force’s efforts will now yield both immediate and longer-term rewards: new projects will serve people who have been waiting for supports and those projects will, in turn, provide models for future duplication across the province.”

Ron Pruessen

Chair of the Developmental Services Housing Task Force

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