” With more that 5,300 local households waiting for affordable housing and more than 5,600 men, women and children using Hamilton’s shelters each year, the obstacles Cam faces are hardly unique.
But city officials hope to change that through the creation of a comprehensive homelessness and affordable housing plan.
“We think it’s very important that we address the full continuum, from homelessness prevention to serving people in the shelters, to, ultimately, everyone in Hamilton having safe and affordable housing,” said Gillian Hendry, the city’s director of housing and homelessness. “It’s important to have a very inclusive plan for the future.”
More than 20 representatives from all levels of government and several local agencies will come together to develop the Housing and Homelessness Action Plan, a community-centric strategy that will work to ensure that everyone in the city has a home.”
A few bread crumbs is better than a kick in head. (Drak)