Ontario Investing in Supportive Housing in Milton
Province helping the region’s most vulnerable people with affordable housing and supports
Milton ― The Ontario government is putting people first by investing $900,000 in Halton Region 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 24 new apartments for individuals and families at the Victoria Park Community Homes in Milton, some of whom are on local housing wait-lists. This new building is in addition to the organization's existing 12 townhomes and 14 apartments.
"Our government is investing in local, innovative approaches so that our most vulnerable people can move off the streets and into housing with crucial support services," said Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing. "This funding builds on what we are already doing to improve the quality and number of affordable homes through our Community Housing Renewal Strategy."
The new apartment building is expected to open next year.
"We are putting people first by making community housing safer, more efficient and sustainable to help people who need it most. When completed, this new complex will be a great addition to Milton and provide affordable housing for families, seniors and our most vulnerable," said Parm Gill, MPP for Milton.
Victoria Park Community Homes also received $2.7 million in joint federal-provincial funding from the Investment in Affordable Housing program for the apartment building. Funding like this helps those most in need find stable housing and gain access to support services, such as counselling, addiction services and life-skills training.
- Another property in Milton, Catherton Charitable Foundation Apartments, also received $900,000 in joint federal-provincial funding through the Investment in Affordable Housing Program.
- Ontario has more than 20 supportive housing programs assisting 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.