The Ontario government is investing an additional $25 million annually in a new Homelessness Prevention Program to connect people with housing services and other supports.
Under this program, the annual funding for local service providers will increase by more than $200,000. That includes $111,627 for the District Municipality of Muskoka.
This new program is expected to streamline operations, allowing service managers to spend less time on paperwork and more time working with their clients to find housing and help those at risk of homelessness stay in their homes. This program will also give service managers more flexibility to target funding where it is needed the most.
The Homelessness Prevention Program launching on April 1, 2022, combines three programs: Community Homelessness Prevention Initiative, Home for Good, and the Strong Communities Rent Supplement Program.
“I am very pleased to see this increase in funding to support people experiencing or at risk of experiencing homelessness in Parry Sound – Muskoka. This new program will help to streamline services and allow service providers to spend more supporting clients. This new program and the increased funding will help break the cycle of home insecurity,” said Norman Miller, MPP for Parry Sound – Muskoka.
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