Economy Lower Incomes

Give communities the money they need for Housing First initiatives that help homeless Canadians find stable housing.

Liberal Platform Page 10 October 5, 2015
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Apr 2019

Reaching Home: Canada’s Homelessness Strategy launch

Government News Release April 01, 2019

Today, the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, announced the launch of Reaching Home: Canada’s Homelessness Strategy. First announced on June 11, 2018, Reaching Home replaces the existing Homelessness Partnering Strategy, and will continue to support communities’ efforts to prevent and reduce homelessness in Canada. Reaching Home supports the goals of the National Housing Strategy, especially the reduction of chronic homelessness nationally by 50% by 2027–28.

Through Reaching Home, the Government of Canada is reinforcing its existing community-based approach by delivering funding directly to municipalities and local service providers. The Government will also expand the program’s reach to up to six new communities through an open and transparent process which is currently underway.

Jun 2018

Reaching Home: Canada’s Homelessness Strategy

Government News Release June 11, 2018

Today, the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, announced the Government of Canada will be making bold changes to the federal strategy to prevent and reduce homelessness. Reaching Home, the Government of Canada’s redesigned homelessness strategy, will double support for communities to address the needs of those experiencing or at risk of homelessness.

Through Reaching Home, the Government of Canada will reinforce its community-based approach, delivering funding directly to municipalities and local service providers. The strategy’s reach will also expand to new communities. New communities will be added through an application process to be launched later this year. This expansion will not affect the funding received by the existing 61 Designated Communities.

Reaching Home will replace the existing Homelessness Partnering Strategy and will officially launch April 1, 2019.