Ontario Partnering with the Region of Peel to End Homelessness

Province Helping Families Stay in their Homes

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

stably housed.

 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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