Housing & Homelessness Action Plan

The City of Hamilton's Housing & Homelessness Action Plan (PDF, 7 MB) is a 10-year, solution-focused, person-centred plan that will guide decision making on how the Hamilton community will address affordable housing and homelessness issues.

The purpose of the Housing & Homelessness Action Plan is to:

  • ensure everyone in Hamilton has a home
  • achieve targets for housing supply, affordability, supports, quality and equity for all Hamiltonians
  • identify outcomes, strategies, and actions
  • require partnerships and community involvement to implement
  • monitor and measure to ensure action and celebrate successes

The Action Plan was developed in partnership with a multi-stakeholder Planning Group and the Affordable Housing Flagship.

Homelessness Funding Implementation Group Application

The Housing Services Division is seeking community members to participate on the Homelessness Funding Implementation Group (HFIG).  HFIG will be convened to review funding proposals through Reaching Home (Canada’s National Homelessness Strategy) and the Community Homelessness Prevention Initiative (CHPI) and will also be responsible for supporting the ongoing monitoring of funded programs.

Applications must have been submitted by March 15, 2019. Housing Services Division staff is reviewing the applications and wil advise candidates of the outcome of their application. 

  • December 12, 2016: Council receives 2015 and 2016 Report to the Community 
  • June 24, 2015: Council receives 2014 Report to the Community
  • December 9. 2013: Council endorsement of Phase Two
  • June 11, 2012: Council endorsement of Phase One
  • October 2010: Housing and Homelessness Planning Group was convened to provide guidance to staff in the development of the Housing and Homelessness Action Plan. 
  • 2007: Council approved Everyone Has a Home: A Strategic Plan to Address Homelessness, Hamilton’s first comprehensive plan to address homelessness. 
  • 2004: Council approved Keys to the Home: A Housing Strategy for Hamilton, first housing strategy for the City since amalgamation.

Contact us

Housing Services 
350 King Street East, Unit 110 (First Place)
Hamilton, Ontario L8N 3Y3
Email: HousingActionPlan@hamilton.ca