Policy Report: Social Development

In recognition of a worsening homelessness situation, City Council asked staff to prepare a Homeless Action Plan, which was received in draft form by council in the fall 2004. The draft Plan was circulated for public comment and the revised Plan is attached. This report recommends that the final Plan be approved with priority for three strategic directions including: - reducing barriers to accessing welfare by the homeless; - developing 3 200 units of supportive housing; - increasing health and addiction services; This report also identifies how the Plan can be implemented.

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