Guelph — The Ontario government is providing over $3 million to help create 16 housing units in Guelph to support people experiencing or at risk of homelessness.
Located at 10 Shelldale Crescent in Guelph, the Kindle-Skyline project will create a permanent supportive housing building with a total of 32 units, 16 of which will be funded by the Social Services Relief Fund.
“Our government’s policies have delivered historic results in getting more homes built faster and complement our nearly $4.4 billion investments in community and supportive housing over the past three years. We are also continuing to work to expand access to mental health and addictions support for people experiencing or at risk of homelessness,” said Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing. “Community and supportive housing is a critical component of our commitment to build 1.5 million new homes over the next 10 years, which will ensure that all Ontarians, especially our most vulnerable, have a home that meets their needs and budget.”
Our government is investing over $3 million to help develop a 32-unit supportive housing project in Guelph. Sixteen of these units will be funded by the SSRF.
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— Steve Clark (@SteveClarkPC) September 28, 2022
The project will provide cost-effective, affordable homes with self-contained bachelor apartments, each complete with a private bath and kitchenette. The building is equipped with an elevator and shared laundry facilities. The property will be monitored by exterior and interior cameras.
Residents will be supported by the wraparound health services offered by the Guelph Community Health Centre and partners, who will tailor individual support teams to meet residents’ needs. Staff will provide support 24-hours a day.
Residents will be close to public transportation, parks, grocery stores, pharmacies, downtown Guelph, and employment opportunities.
As highlighted in Ontario’s Action Plan: Protecting People’s Health and Our Economy, today’s announcement is part of the province’s Social Services Relief Fund, which has provided over $1.2 billion of support throughout the COVID-19 pandemic to help municipalities and Indigenous program partners create longer-term housing solutions and help vulnerable Ontarians—including those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
The Ontario government is also investing almost $25 million annually in our new Homelessness Prevention Program. The new program simplifies and streamlines operations so municipal service managers can spend less time on paperwork and more time working with their clients to help find housing and other supports and help those at risk of homelessness stay in their homes. The additional funding brings Ontario’s total yearly investment in the program to close to $464 million.
- In Budget 2021, we released $175 million for mental health and addictions services and supports, building on prior year investments of $176 million announced in October 2020, and $174 million in Budget 2019.
- The shortage of housing supply impacts all Ontarians, no matter your background or budget. The province’s ongoing work to increase the supply of market housing complements our historic investments to increase the supply of supportive and community housing for our most vulnerable Ontarians.
“We are one step closer to helping end homelessness in Guelph, thanks to permanent supportive housing. This project at 10 Shelldale Crescent will provide housing for 32 residents in our community. It will be a place to build connections and create a sense of belonging. Everyone deserves a safe, affordable place to call home.”
– Daria Allan-Ebron
CEO, Kindle Communities Organization
SOURCE Province of Ontario