CAEH urges federal government to renew Homelessness Partnering Strategy
The Government of Canada’s Homelessness Partnering Strategy (HPS) is due to be renewed in 2014. The HPS invests $134 million per year in seven funding streams. The largest of these streams is the Designated Communities stream that funds homelessness programs in 61 communities across Canada.
In a letter to Minister Finley, the CAEH urged the Government of Canada to renew the HPS program. The CAEH also made several recommendations including a 10 year extension and a three year, $54 million per year increase in funding to target chronic and episodic homelessness.
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According to Human Resources & Skills Development Canada: the objectives of the Homelessness Partnering Strategy (HPS) are achieved through seven funding streams. The first three funding streams are delivered regionally. These streams focus on the needs of homeless and at-risk individuals at the local level, and provide funding to help individuals gain and maintain a stable living arrangement:
The four remaining funding streams are delivered nationally:
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