Ontario Investing in Supportive Housing in Bracebridge
Province helping the most vulnerable with affordable housing and supports
Bracebridge ― The Ontario government is investing $1.5 million in Muskoka to provide people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, the housing and support services they need.
Ontario's investment will go towards a supportive housing project planned by the District Municipality of Muskoka. The new units will be located in the Town of Bracebridge and will feature space for support service agencies that offer programs for homeless, disadvantaged youth and youth at risk of homelessness.
"This project will help give those at the greatest risk, including youth, a place to call home with the supports they need," said Norm Miller, MPP for Parry Sound - Muskoka. "I'd like to thank the District and everyone who is working hard to make this community stronger for the incredible and difficult work you do in the community."
"Housing and services to support the most vulnerable members in our communities is a top priority for Council," said John Klinck, Chair, District Municipality of Muskoka. "We are so appreciative of this funding from the province. These new units and supports will have a tremendous impact on the lives of youth experiencing or facing potential homelessness in Muskoka."
This funding is provided through Ontario's Home for Good program.
- 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.
- Ontario is also investing $148 million as part of a greater social services relief fund for charitable and non-profit social services organizations such as food banks, homeless shelters, churches and emergency services to improve their ability to respond to COVID-19.
- Ontario has developed a COVID-19 Action Plan for Vulnerable People to better protect vulnerable populations during the outbreak of COVID-19.