Community Homelessness Prevention Initiative
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.
To learn more about CHPI, please refer to the following resources:
- Community Homelessness Prevention Initiative Program Guidelines (2017) – The Guidelines describe the program’s framework, requirements and eligibility criteria and are designed to assist Service Managers with the delivery of the CHPI in their local communities.
- Community Homelessness Prevention Initiative (CHPI) Performance Indicators Reporting Guide – January 2016 – This Guide describes the updates to the CHPI performance indicators, which became effective on April 1, 2016 and is designed to assist Service Managers with data collection under the program.
- Guide to the Housing with Related Supports Service Category – This Guide describes the Standards Framework for the Housing with Related Supports service category and is designed to assist Service Managers with implementing the Framework at the local level. The Standards Framework applies to certain types of housing with supports and became effective on April 1, 2015.
- CHPI Frequently Asked Questions.
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.