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Ontario’s Long-Term Affordable Housing Strategy is designed to transform the housing system and put people first. Simplifying Ontario’s housing and homelessness programs is one way the province is meeting this goal.

The Community Homelessness Prevention Initiative (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 2014-2015, Ontario is investing $293.7 million in funding for the Community Homelessness Prevention Initiative. Contact your Service Manager to find out about the local services available in your area.

Update to the Housing with Related Support 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.

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