Housing and Homelessness Plan Priorities:

I. Maintain & Increase Housing Supply Through:

  • Affordability
  • Diversification
  • Maintenance

II. Ways to Maintain & Increase Housing Stability

  • Expand access and availability to emergency housing
  • Expand access and availability to transitional housing
  • Implement financial supports to promote housing stability
  • Promote Housing Stability 

III. Ways for Advocacy, Partnerships, and Service Coordination: 

  • Advocacy
  • Community Awareness and Promotion
  • Service Coordination
  • Tenant and Landlord Support

Homelessness Plan for Chatham-Kent Vision, Target and Objectives: 

Vision

  • By 2024, Chatham-Kent will have a community of service providers who work collaboratively to prevent homelessness.

Target

  • To ensure that no individual or family in the community is without stable housing for longer than 30 days.

Objectives and Recommended Actions:

  1. Strengthen partnerships between service providers that support people who are homeless or at-risk in Chatham-Kent
  2. Promote service coordination
  3. Maintain a focus on homelessness prevention
  4. Expand access to emergency accommodation within a Housing First framework
  5. Implement transitional financial and other supports to promote housing stability
  6. Adopt common metrics to homelessness data for program planning and performance monitoring
  7. Engage in advocacy and awareness-raising