Social Services works to connect with other agencies in the community to provide initiatives in the prevention of Homelessness.
Community Homelessness Prevention Initiative
The Community Homelessness Prevention Initiative (CHPI) is homelessness prevention funding the City of Peterborough receives from the Province.
Currently the CHPI funding is used for:
- Contributing towards funding to operate three emergency shelters
- HCRT with FourCAST, CMHA, Brock Mission, Cameron House, Peterborough Social Services and Housing Resource Centre, YES Shelter for Youth & Families
- Housing Stability Fund - Funding issued for eligible Ontario Works, ODSP and low-income households relating to securing an address, rent arrears, hydro or fuel arrears
- Rent Supplements - Funding issued through the Housing Resource Centre to assist low-income households with making rent more affordable