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Communities Participating in New Portable Housing Benefit Pilot for Survivors of Domestic Violence

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Communities Participating in New Portable Housing Benefit Pilot for Survivors of Domestic Violence

Ministry of Housing

Ontario has selected 22 communities across the province to receive funding over the next two years as part of the Survivors of Domestic Violence Portable Housing Benefit Pilot program. The new investment complements the commitments made through Ontario's recent Long-Term Affordable Housing Strategy update, and supports the province's goal of ending chronic homelessness in 10 years.

Participating communities will have the flexibility to design and implement their own local portable housing benefit programs for survivors of domestic violence who are approved under the Special Priority Policy. Based on the outcomes of the pilot, the province will consider ways to enhance the program and extend the portable housing benefit to other communities.

The governments of Canada and Ontario have committed funding to the following communities:

  • Brantford - $1,056,000
  • Chatham-Kent - $150,000
  • Cornwall - $1,642,091
  • Halton - $876,000
  • Hamilton - $1,200,000
  • Kenora - $924,000
  • Kingston - $330,000
  • Lambton - $103,950
  • London - $1,500,000
  • Niagara - $652,476
  • Norfolk - $237,600
  • Ottawa - $3,837,026
  • Peel - $1,001,000
  • Prescott and Russell - $240,000
  • Renfrew/Lanark - $448,470
  • Sault Ste. Marie - $420,000
  • Stratford - $353,600
  • Thunder Bay - $633,600
  • Toronto - $3,985,575
  • Waterloo - $148,549
  • Wellington - $459,800
  • Windsor - $406,800

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