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Ontario Investing in Housing in Simcoe County

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Ontario Investing in Housing in Simcoe County

Province helping the region’s most vulnerable people with affordable housing and supports

Midland ― The Ontario government is investing over $9.1 million in Simcoe County to give people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless the housing and support services they need.

Ontario's investment will help those most in need find stable housing and gain access to support services, such as counselling, addiction services and life-skills training.

"Our government is investing in local communities and helping the most vulnerable people find housing," said Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing. "I'm proud to say that Ontario invests more in housing and homelessness than any other level of government."

This funding is provided through Ontario's Home for Good program and Community Homelessness Prevention Initiative.

"With this investment, Simcoe County can offer programs that help individuals and families in our community," said Jill Dunlop, MPP for Simcoe North. "It will help people not just find homes, but also get the supports they need to rebuild their lives."

Quick Facts

  • A property in Simcoe County, 60 Maple Street in Victoria Harbour, received $800,000 in joint federal-provincial funding through the Investment in Affordable Housing program to build eight new one-bedroom apartments for seniors.
  • The Community Homelessness Prevention Initiative provides funding to people experiencing homelessness to obtain and retain housing; and people at risk of homelessness to remain housed. The Service Managers have the flexibility to direct CHPI funding to the areas of greatest need in their communities.
  • Ontario has more than 20 supportive housing programs, including Home for Good. These assist people with a wide range of support, including Indigenous people, those with mental health issues, people with developmental disabilities, seniors, youth, and people who have experienced homelessness.
  • The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing is part of a cross-government approach working with other ministries to identify opportunities to streamline and improve coordination of the province’s supportive housing programs.

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