The City of Toronto will be receiving $90 million over three years to help those most in need find stable housing and gain access to crucial support services, such as counselling, addictions services and life skills training.
The new funding is part of the province’s funding commitment to end chronic homelessness in Ontario by 2025 and is expected to assist over 1,880 households. Funding for additional municipalities is also expected in the weeks to come. Earlier this year, the government had announced assistance and support services up to a total of $100 million annually beginning in 2019-20, bringing the total investment up to $200 million over three years.
Access to more housing with supports has long been a priority for the mental health and addictions sector. CMHA Ontario, along with local branches across the province, recently endorsed the Mental Health and Addictions Leadership Council recommendation to create at least 30,000 units of supportive housing over 10 years.
For more information on the announcement, visit the Ontario website.