Housing & Shelter
Preventing & Ending Homelessness
Preventing and Ending Homelessness
The City of Hamilton funds and monitors programs that together work to support individuals and families in stabilizing housing and preventing homelessness wherever possible and in quickly ending experiences of homelessness.
Hamilton’s Homelessness Ending Strategy
Homelessness is a complex but solvable problem. In Hamilton’s Systems Planning Framework: Coming Together to End Homelessness, our community has laid out a roadmap for ending chronic homelessness by 2025.
City of Hamilton Encampment Response
The City is committed to ensuring people experiencing homelessness receive support, while ensuring public spaces remain safe and accessible to all residents
Housing & Homelessness Dashboard
The state of homelessness and access to affordable housing in Hamilton.
Resources for Homeless-serving partners
Policies and processes guide in coordinating access to resources within Hamilton’s homeless-serving system.
Resources for Individuals at Risk of and Experiencing Homelessness
Review available resources for individuals at risk of and experiencing homelessness
Housing Stability & Rent Ready Benefits
Learn about the Housing Stability Benefit & Rent Ready Program that help ODSP and OW recipients as well people
Housing & Homelessness Action Plan
10-year, solution-focused, person-centred plan that will guide decision making to address affordable housing and homelessness issues.
Cathedral Temporary Shelter
A temporary emergency shelter since July 2020 to accommodate additional demand for emergency shelter space required through the COVID-19 pandemic.
Emergency Shelters & Drop-ins
There are numerous emergency shelters and drop-in centres for people experiencing homelessness, review the available locations.
May 29, 2023