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.

  • 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