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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.

Letter to Minister Finley from the CAEH Jan. 2013

CAEH recommendations for renewal of Homelessness Partnering Strategy

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Background

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:

Designated Communities
Rural and Remote Homelessness
Aboriginal Homelessness

The four remaining funding streams are delivered nationally:

Federal Horizontal Pilot Projects
Homelessness Knowledge Development
National Homelessness Information System
Surplus Federal Real Property for Homelessness Initiative

For more information

http://www.hrsdc.gc.ca/eng/homelessness/index.shtml

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