The effort to end homelessness across the District of Cochrane is getting more money from the province.
Timmins MPP George Pirie has announced the funding, part of the $700-million the Ford government has committed to its Homeless Prevention Plan.
“We are investing an additional 3.8-million a year for the next three years for a total of 11.6-million to deal with this important issue,” Pirie remarked, “because everyone deserves a roof over their head.”
The announcement was made at Cochrane District Social Services Administration Board headquarters. Representatives of several agencies involved in ending homelessness heard of the money.
“HPP helps local organizations like ours at the DSSAB to focus on delivering additional resources and support to those who need it most,” Pirie remarked.
The money will be spent district-wide. DSSAB CAO Brian Marks homelessness is most visible in Timmins because of the way it manifests itself. However, he says it’s also a big issue in Cochrane and Moosonee.