Kingston region receives funding to combat homelessness

Kingston, ON, Canada / CKWS TV

People who are at risk of becoming homeless are getting some help.
The province today announced it’s giving the city of Kingston 4.1 million dollars in new funding in each of the next two years.
The money will allow the city to provide a wider range of services and homeless prevention programs.
That includes emergency financial assistance to prevent eviction, and long-term and transitional housing.
It’s part of a province-wide commitment of 632-million dollars to help families and individuals at risk of homelessness stay in their homes …. or get the housing they need.

“The city of Kingston is actually what’s called the service manager for housing, homelessness and social assistance in Ontario and so we’re providing services not only to Kingston but also to the county residents as well.
So we’re providing services all the way to Sharbot lake to ensure that they get the same services that are provided in Kingston.”

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