Ontario Investing in Supportive HousingMay 11, 2020
NORTH BAY― The Ontario government is investing $1.2 million to Gateway House in North Bay to provide people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, the housing and support services they need.
The government’s investment will transform the privately-owned former OPP station into 16 units, providing housing for the chronically homeless in North Bay. This funding ensures we continue to help those most vulnerable in our communities. Our government understands that supportive housing is a key element in addressing homelessness, which is one of the reason this investment is critical.
“The new Gateway House will help to give those who are at the greatest risk a place to call home, with the supports they need,” said Vic Fedeli, MPP for Nipissing. “This investment is in addition to the almost $600,000 the province has recently provided to The Gathering Place, Food Bank, LIPI, Indigenous Friendship Centre, Phara, Crisis Centre, and a dozen other local groups.”
“We’d like to thank all those in our community who continue to work tirelessly in support of those who need our help the most,” added Fedeli.
“The DNSSAB is thrilled with this provincial announcement for the construction of 16 housing units with supports,” said Mark King, Chair of the District of Nipissing Social Services Administration Board. “These provincial and DNSSAB partnerships and investments continue to build healthier communities for all. The DNSSAB thanks the Province for its continuous commitment to the residents of Nipissing District.”
• Ontario is also investing $148 million as part of a greater social services relief fund for charitable and non-profit social services organizations such as food banks, homeless shelters, churches and emergency services to improve their ability to respond to COVID-19.
• Ontario has developed a COVID-19 Action Plan for Vulnerable People to better protect vulnerable populations during the outbreak of COVID-19.
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