More provincial funding is helping support people experiencing or at risk of homelessness in Nipissing.
Over $2.3 million is going to the District of Nipissing Social Services Administration Board to help people find housing services and other supports.
Vic Fedeli, MPP for Nipissing, says that’s an increase of $233,000 over 2021-22 funding.
“By simplifying the delivery of services and increasing funding, our government is helping our municipal partners spend more time focusing on providing vulnerable people in our community with the supports they need to stay in their homes or find housing,” he says.
Fedeli says the new program will simplify and streamline operations so municipal service managers can spend less time on paperwork and more time working with their clients to help find housing and other supports and help those at-risk of homelessness stay in their homes.
The province says the Homelessness Prevention Program is launching on April 1, 2022 and gives service managers more flexibility to target funding where it is needed the most.
The province also says it will allow for greater financial accountability by measuring service managers’ progress in reducing and preventing homelessness in their communities.