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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 2016-17, 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.


Updated CHPI Performance Indicators

The Ministry has recently updated the performance indicators for the Community Homelessness Prevention Initiative (CHPI) to provide further clarity and consistency in data collection under the program. The updated performance indicators are effective April 1, 2016.

For further details on the performance indicators, please refer to the 2016 Community Homelessness Prevention Initiative (CHPI) Performance Indicators Reporting Guide. The Guide is intended to assist Service Managers with the collection and reporting of performance indicator data under the program.


CHPI Resources

To learn more about CHPI, please refer to the following resources:


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 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.