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City releases annual 'Report on Housing and Homelessness'
April 3, 2018 -
The Street Outreach Pilot Program, the extension of the Portable Housing Benefit to help safely house survivors of domestic violence, the opening of the One Roof Kingston Youth Services Hub and the completion of energy-saving updates to social housing, are among the highlights outlined in the City of Kingston's 2017 Report on Housing and Homelessness.
"At 0.7 per cent, Kingston has the lowest vacancy rate in Ontario, which is a major challenge for low-income residents in rural and urban areas. The housing and homelessness programs and services offered by the City and the County of Frontenac are there to help people find and maintain safe, accessible and affordable housing," says Sheldon Laidman, director of housing and social services.
Also included in the report are summaries of affordable housing projects, current market housing data and information on affordable housing programs.
A digital copy of the report can be downloaded at www.CityofKingston.ca/publications.
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