This Annual Report highlights the measurement and progress that has been made on the targets and goals of the HHP and the Homelessness Strategy in 2016. Municipal investment has been vital to many of these
initiatives, and has been reinforced through Federal and Provincial funding under Investment in Affordable Housing (IAH), Homelessness Partnering Strategy (HPS) and the Community Homelessness Prevention Initiative (CHPI) funding this past year.
The County’s Annual Report on the HHP and Homelessness Strategy is not intended to be an exhaustive account of all housing and homelessness actions that have taken place over the past year. Instead, the focus is on the most significant progress reflecting collaborative, system level initiatives.
This report includes two success stories which demonstrate innovative and collaborative programming, illustrating how the support from service providers, government, and the community are all integral to ensuring everyone has a place to call home. The Progress section looks at our community’s advancement towards the 8 goals outlined in the HHP, as well as the Homelessness Strategy. The Measures section of the report shows the impact of the actions taken towards the Short-Term Targets of the HHP and the more detailed targets highlighted in the Homelessness Strategy. The Next Steps section identifies key priorities for the year ahead as part of our commitment to monitor and communicate the progress of the HHP to the community on an annual basis.