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ORGANIZATION: City of London
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

1.1 THE PURPOSE OF THIS REPORT

Solving Homelessness Together: London’s 2015-2016 Enumeration Results provides a point-in-time snapshot of homelessness in London.

This report includes a count of individuals experiencing absolute homelessness at specific points in time in London, Ontario. The data in this report was collected during Registry Week, held in October 2015, and the Point-in-Time Count, which occurred...

ORGANIZATION: City of London
RESOURCE TYPE: Report Card
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

Emergency Shelters

Emergency shelters play a vital role in the continuum of services available to homeless individuals and families.  Residing in an emergency shelter is intended to provide immediate and overnight accommodation and basic needs for individuals and families who have no permanent address.

RESOURCE TYPE: Community Plan
PUBLICATION DATE: 2014

The Homeless Prevention and Housing Plan 2010 to 2024:

The ...

RESOURCE TYPE: Community Plan
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

The London & Middlesex Housing Corporation presents its latest strategic plan that will guide the organization through to the year 2020. This three-year LMHC strategic plan
is different from all previous strategic plans in two significant ways. First, the strategy declares the corporation’s intention to establish a new foundation for the future. This intention, supported by seven (7) strategic goals provides the architecture and...

RESOURCE TYPE: Community Plan
PUBLICATION DATE: 2011

That, on the recommendation of the Director of Social and Community Support Services and the Director of Municipal Housing, and with the concurrence of the Executive Director of Community Services, the following report regarding the implementation plan update and reporting format related to the London Community Housing Strategy (LCHS) and lntegrated Community Plan on Homelessness (CPH) BE RECEIVED for information purposes. 

ORGANIZATION: United Way
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

On April 6, 2016, United Way KFLA, through a grant from Employment and Social Development Canada’s Homelessness Partnering Strategy (HPS), conducted a coordinated Point in Time (PiT) Homeless Count in urban Kingston as part of the first nationally coordinated PiT count.

A total of 91 people were found to be absolutely homeless on April 6, 2016. Absolute homelessness refers to those individuals who are unsheltered or “sleeping rough...

ORGANIZATION: Natural Capital Resources Inc
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Kingston is the largest city in Eastern Ontario, with a growth rate well below the provincial average and below that of Eastern Ontario. Kingston’s large area relative to its population gives it a low population density, a characteristic Kingston shares with most of the rest of Eastern Ontario.

On a percentage basis, the city has a larger rural population than most comparator cities and of equal percentage to the province as a...

ORGANIZATION: City of Kingston & County of Frontenac
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

The 10-Year Municipal Housing and Homelessness Plan aims to end chronic homelessness in the area by 2023. Chronic homelessness is defined as being homeless for a period of six months within the past year, either continuously or episodically. In 2015,
the local services for homeless people changed focus from maintaining people in homelessness by enabling long-term emergency shelter-use to ending homelessness through permanent...

ORGANIZATION: United Way and Service Canada
RESOURCE TYPE: Community Plan
PUBLICATION DATE: 2006

Homelessness and the lack of affordable housing is a critical issue in Kingston.

Kingston is a beautiful city with a vibrant downtown, picturesque waterfront, scenic trails and walks. It has an engaged group of citizens and a quality of life that attracts young families, professionals and retirees. Many of the city’s residents have stable incomes and a comfortable lifestyle. However, like in many other urban centres, there are a...

RESOURCE TYPE: Community Plan
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

In January 2015, the 10-Year Plan to end homelessness began implementation in the City of Kingston and County of Frontenac. City Council allocated provincial and municipal funding to four priority areas: Prevention/Diversion Programs; Basic Needs Supports (Homeless Prevention Fund); Housing Assistance/Emergency Shelters; and Rapid Re-Housing/Housing First. The purpose of this report is to ensure appropriate daytime services for the...

ORGANIZATION: City of Hamilton
RESOURCE TYPE: Homeless Count
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

Hamilton’s Objectives

To connect with as many people as possible experiencing homelessness in our City To understand the scope of need in our community and the levels of vulnerability To inform planning and prioritization of appropriate responses 
RESOURCE TYPE: Community Plan
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

This Annual Report highlights the measurement and progress that has been made on the targets and goals of the HHP and the Homelessness Strategy in 2016. Municipal investment has been vital to many of these
initiatives, and has been reinforced through Federal and Provincial funding under Investment in Affordable Housing (IAH), Homelessness Partnering Strategy (HPS) and the Community Homelessness Prevention Initiative (CHPI)...

ORGANIZATION: Essential Skills Ontario
RESOURCE TYPE: Report Card
PUBLICATION DATE: 2014

The Region of Durham is situated just east of the City of Toronto in the highly developed and populated economic centre of Ontario that stretches from Oshawa to Niagara Falls. It is comprised of the urban municipalities of Pickering, Ajax, Whitby, Oshawa and Clarington as well as the rural areas of Scugog, Brock and Uxbridge. Durham Region encompasses an area of approximately 2,590 square kilometres (1,000 square miles). The region’s...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report Card
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

At Home in Durham, the Durham Housing Plan 2014-2024, is an extension of the Region’s commitment to affordable housing set out in Growing Together, the Durham Region Strategic Plan 2009-2014 and the Regional Official Plan. It is an integrated housing plan that lays out the Region’s vision for housing during the next 10 years, and aligns this vision with the requirement for a housing and homelessness plan under the Housing Services Act and...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report Card
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

At Home in Durham, the Durham Housing Plan 2014-2024, was approved by Regional Council in June 2014. The plan lays out the Region’s long-term vison for housing and addresses the challenges and opportunities in providing suitable and affordable housing options that meet the needs of all people in Durham.

At Home in Durham focuses on four key goals related to housing and homelessness in our communities:

1) End homelessness...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

Key Analysis Findings

„„Rising costs of homeownership continued to keep more people in rental accommodation

„„Rising supply in both primary
and secondary markets had little impact on tightening vacancy rates

„„Millennials and newcomers to the GTA continued to drive rental demand 

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

Key Analysis Findings

„„Rising costs of homeownership continued to keep more people in rental accommodation

„„Rising supply in both primary
and secondary markets had little impact on tightening vacancy rates

„„Millennials and newcomers to the GTA continued to drive rental demand 

RESOURCE TYPE: Homeless Count
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

Point in Time (PiT) Count of Homeless People informed Committee of the upcoming event. The Federal Government supported this first homeless count coordinated amongst communities across Canada in 2016. Designated communities of the Homelessness Partnering Strategy (HPS) were encouraged to participate in the count. When communities conduct counts at the same time of year using a common approach, the results can be used to build a better...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2014

Ontario Works Brant Caseloads & Brantford CMA Adjusted Unemployment Rates.

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2015

INTRODUCTION

The goal of Hastings County Housing Services is to provide safe, modest and affordable housing for low-income households in Hastings County.

Hastings County Housing Services is a division of the Hastings County Social Services Department. The majority of funding is provided by Hastings County, with additional funding provided by the Federal and Provincial Governments. This funding provides Hastings...

RESOURCE TYPE: Community Plan
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Homelessness community plan for Hastings county. 

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

Key Analysis Findings

„„Demand for rental outstrips the increase in supply resulting in lower Ontario vacancy rates „„Toronto, London and Ottawa contribute most to the decline in the provincial vacancy rate „„Turnover highest among CMAs with younger populations, lowest among more expensive markets „„Factors exerting downward pressure on vacancy rates include: an improving economy, rising cost gap between owning and renting and rising...
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Introduction

The County of Simcoe has been designated as the Consolidated Municipal Service Manager responsible for the administration of the centralized waitlist for rent-geared-to-income assistance in the County. The day-to-day administration of this waitlist has been delegated to Simcoe County Housing Corporation (SCHC).

Applications for rent-geared-to-income assistance are processed through the social housing office which...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2014

Executive Summary

A drama is unfolding: A Tale of Two Simcoes.

On the one hand, indicators suggest tremendous growth and attraction to the County. Housing starts have been booming. Median income has been healthy. Economic development plans are being activated. Histori- cally, unemployment rates are below the provincial average with a rate in 2006 of 5.2% compared to 6.1% for the province.1

On the other hand,...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

The Social Assistance Summaries series was developed to maintain the record of social assistance case- load information (i.e., number of cases and recipients) from Canada’s 13 provinces and territories.

Caledon used data from two federal government reports -...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2013

Introduction

Nunavut was formally created as a Territory in April 1999. It grew from a dream about the future – of opportunity and prosperity for the people of the North.

In the words of the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement, which voiced the commitment to create Nunavut, the aim of the new territory is “to encourage self-reliance and the cultural and social well- being of Inuit.”

Nunavummiut are a resourceful people...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

Housing report for the Canadian Territories. 

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2015

The Affordable Housing Working Group (AHWG) is one of two working groups that form part of the Housing and Homelessness Partnership (Partnership). This consultation represents an important foundational piece for the Partnership as we work together to put an end to homelessness and housing poverty in the Halifax region.

As part of its June 2014 work plan, the Affordable Housing Working Group (AHWG) proposed a series of interviews...

RESOURCE TYPE: Homeless Count
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

Highlights

32.4% of Cape Breton children living in poverty – the highest in Atlantic Canada (2015 Report Card on Child and Family Poverty in Nova Scotia). 14% Unemployment Rate – (Statistics Canada, Dec, 2015).

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

Highlights of Nova Scotia's Rental Market Report. 

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