HAMILTON, ON – On June 9, 2021, Hamilton Council approved further interventions in its post-COVID adaptation and transition plan for Hamilton’s housing and homelessness system which includes a one-time investment of $2 million for housing allowances for clients of City funded Intensive Case Management (ICM) programs.
HAMILTON, ON – In response to a Council Motion approved in December 2020, the City is investing $1 million equally towards the rapid repair of out of service social housing units, and increasing the 2021 Housing Stability Benefit budget to support tenants at risk of losing housing due to impacts of COVID-19.
HAMILTON, ON - Earlier today, the City’s Emergency and Community Services Committee advanced a number of significant initiatives and permanent solutions towards the City’s housing pressures.
Through the creativity of staff, community partners and committee members and prudent fiscal management of the City’s Housing portfolio the City advanced long-term initiatives while balancing emergency response in the community.
HAMILTON, ON - After focusing on assisting encampment residents with moving into emergency housing options over the past week, members of the City’s Encampment Task Force will begin enforcing the City’s encampment bylaws Thursday.
This follows a week where task force members continued their work with encampment residents to provide them with information about the options available to them. People sleeping rough in encampments were also made aware of the recent lifting of an injunction which had previously prevented the City from enforcing its bylaws.
Hamilton, ON – An agreement between community advocates and the City of Hamilton to end litigation over encampments has been reached on September 30, 2020. Both parties have agreed to appear together before the Superior Court to confirm the lifting of the July 30 injunction and withdrawal of the application which challenged City by-laws. As part of the agreement, the parties have put in place a protocol for the application of bylaws related to encampments.
HAMILTON, ON - The City of Hamilton is looking for approximately 150 volunteers to participate in Everyone Counts 2020: the third nationally Coordinated Point-in-Time Count of homelessness in Canada. Referred to locally as the Point in Time Connection, the initiative will take place April 19 to 23, 2020. The City is once again working alongside Hamilton’s Indigenous Community in the planning and implementation of this initiative through a direct partnership with the Coalition of Hamilton Indigenous Leadership.