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Ontario Investing in Supportive Housing in Brantford

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Ontario Investing in Supportive Housing in Brantford

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

Brantford ― The Ontario government is investing almost $3 million in the City of Brantford to give people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless the housing and support services they need.

Ontario's investment will go towards 30 new studio apartments at Marlene Avenue Supportive Housing in the City of Brantford. This new fully accessible building will include space for supportive programming delivered by Wesley Urban Ministries - a non-profit organization that provides services for people who are at risk of homelessness or living in poverty.

"Our government is investing in the community housing system that was neglected for years by the previous government," said Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing. "This year, we are providing more than $1 billion to help sustain, repair and grow community housing in Ontario to support our province's most vulnerable people, and fight homelessness."

The new apartment building is expected to open next year.

"Wesley Urban Ministries will help people at risk of homelessness access these new supportive housing units and provide them with the support services they need," said Will Bouma, MPP for Brantford—Brant. "I want to congratulate Wesley Urban Ministries, the City of Brantford and everyone involved who worked together to make this project such a success."

Quick Facts

  • Ontario has more than 20 supportive housing programs helping 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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