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Community Homelessness Prevention Initiative

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As part of the Province’s efforts to end homelessness, Ontario launched the Community Homelessness Prevention Initiative (CHPI) on January 1, 2013.

The CHPI combines funding from former separate housing and homelessness programs into a single flexible program. Funding can now be used by Service Managers to address local priorities and better meet the needs of individuals and families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless in their local communities.

For example, funding that previously had to be used for emergency shelter beds can now be used to provide more long term housing solutions.

For 2015-16, Ontario is investing $293.7 million in funding for the CHPI. Contact your Service Manager to find out about the local CHPI services available in your area.

To learn more about the CHPI, please refer to the Community Homelessness Prevention Initiative Program Guidelines and the CHPI Frequently Asked Questions.

Update to the Housing with Related Supports Service Category

The Ministry has revised the Housing with Related Supports service category under the CHPI to include a new Standards Framework that applies to certain types of housing with supports.  The new Standards Framework is effective April 1, 2015.

For more information on the new Standards Framework please see the Ministry’s Guide to the Housing with Related Supports Service Category. The Guide is intended to assist Service Managers with the implementation of the Standards Framework at the local level.

For questions, comments or more information about the CHPI, please contact us.

You may also use our online form to submit your questions, comments or feedback.