2018 Progress Report on the 10-Year Housing and Homelessness Plan

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Peterborough, ON – The 2018 Progress Report on housing and homelessness is now available. This annual report highlights progress made during the first half of the 10-Year Housing and Homelessness Plan.

“The 2018 report outlines accomplishments that helped meet the needs of people in the City and County of Peterborough,” says Housing Services Manager Rebecca Morgan Quin. “Continued collaboration between the City and community partners supports the housing and homelessness work in this community.”

Key highlights of the report include:

  • 240 low income households got a municipal rent supplement to help pay their rent; 112 of these households were in a 100% provincially-funded program that ended in 2018. They are now getting help under the municipally-funded Housing Choice Rent Supplement program.
  • Intensive Case Managers helped move 15 people from homelessness into secure housing in the last 2 months of 2018.
  • 37 people experiencing homelessness were supported by the Home for Good supportive housing program.

Check for updates about the upcoming revised Housing and Homelessness Plan at www.peterborough.ca/housingandhomelessnessplan.

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 For further information, members of the media are invited to contact the undersigned:

Rebecca Morgan Quin, Housing Services Manager

Social Services Division, Community Services Department

City of Peterborough

500 George Street North

Peterborough, ON  K9H 3R9

705-742-7777 ext. 1501

Toll-Free: 1-855-738-3755 ext. 1501

 

Dorothy Olver, Program Manager, Homelessness and Addiction Services

Social Services Division, Community Services Department

178 Charlotte Street

Peterborough, ON  K9H 8S1

Phone: 705-748-8830 Ext. 3635

Toll Free: 1-855-738-3755 Ext. 3635

Fax: 705-876-4610