October 16, 2016
Ontario is partnering with the Region of Peel to end homelessness, by helping families and
individuals stay in their homes or get the housing they need.
The Region of Peel is receiving $15, 351, 937 in 2017/2018 and $17,860,334 in 2018/2019 in
funding through the Community Homelessness Prevention Initiative.
The province is providing $632 million to municipalities over two years to help families and
individuals at risk of homelessness stay in their homes or get the housing they need, through a
wider range of services and homelessness prevention programs that meet local needs. These
Emergency financial assistance to prevent eviction
Long-term and transitional housing
Integrated supportive housing to help people with specific needs access suitable
Last year, this initiative helped almost 40,000 families and individuals experiencing
homelessness obtain housing, and helped over 115,000 families and individuals at-risk of
homelessness remain in their homes.
Preventing homelessness is part of the government's economic plan to build Ontario up and
deliver on its number one priority to grow the economy and create jobs. The four-part plan
includes helping more people get and create the jobs of the future by expanding access to high-
quality college and university education. The plan is making the largest infrastructure investment
in hospitals, schools, roads, bridges and transit in Ontario's history and is investing in a low-
carbon economy driven by innovative, high-growth, export-oriented businesses. The plan is also
helping working Ontarians achieve a more secure retirement.
“Our government is committed to ending homelessness in Ontario. The Community
Homelessness Prevention Initiative gives communities like ours the flexibility to address local
priorities and better meet the needs of individuals and families who are homeless or at risk of
— Harinder Malhi, MPP Harinder Malhi
The Community Homelessness Prevention Initiative (CHPI) builds on Ontario’s Long-Term
Affordable Housing Strategy and is transforming the housing system by helping those
experiencing homelessness obtain housing, and those at-risk of homelessness stay in their
Every $15 million invested in CHPI is estimated to support about 2,600 individuals and
families experiencing homelessness to obtain housing, or allow 14,200 households remain
Since 2003, Ontario has committed more than $4 billion to affordable housing. This includes
the recent federal-provincial partnership to extend the Investment in Affordable Housing
Ontario is supporting the creation of more than 20,000 affordable rental housing units,
making more than 275,000 repairs and improvements to social and affordable housing units,
and providing rental and down payment assistance to over 90,000 families and individuals.
Ontario’s Long-Term Affordable Housing Strategy
Ontario’s Poverty Reduction Strategy
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