Sudbury Gets $4.2 Million to Help Combat Homelessness
A new federal strategy to fight homelessness is officially being launched April 1, and will come with a $4.2 million promise for Sudbury over the next five years. The money will be used to support community-based efforts to prevent and reduce homelessness. $1.2 million of that money will go to the Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres to deliver programs to First Nations in the Sudbury area and the balance will go to the City of Greater Sudbury.
Paul Lefebvre, Member of Parliament for Sudbury announced the launch of Reaching Home: Canada’s Homelessness Strategy.
Reaching Home will continue to support communities’ efforts to prevent and reduce homelessness in Canada. It will also support the goals of the National Housing Strategy, specifically the reduction of chronic homelessness nationally by 50 percent by 2027–2028.
Through Reaching Home, the Government of Canada is reinforcing its community-based approach by delivering funding directly to municipalities and local service providers. Beginning April 1, 2019, Sudbury will receive $4.2 million under Reaching Home over the next five years.
The funding includes $2.2 million through the Designated Communities Stream and $870,000 through the Community Capacity and Innovation stream, both to the City of Greater Sudbury, and a further $1.2 million to the Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres to deliver programs to First Nations in Sudbury.