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. This means building a system that ensures homelessness is prevented whenever possible, or if it cannot be prevented that it is rare, brief, and non-recurring.
This work is guided by the Council approved 10-year Housing and Homelessness Action Plan. The City works in partnership with the Coalition of Hamilton Indigenous Leadership to build a coordinated housing and homeless-serving system in deep collaboration with community partners to ensure everyone in Hamilton has a home. This includes actioning recommendations from a national resource produced by Hamilton partners to enact Indigenous Best Practices Towards a Wholistic Systems Approach to Homelessness.
For more information about Coordinated Access, see Community Homelessness Reports and the Federal Government’s Reaching Home Coordinated Access Guide
Hamilton is part of the Built for Zero Movement, made up of communities across Canada and the United States that have made significant reductions in homelessness by implementing Coordinated Access.