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Hamilton’s Hostels to Homes Project

Published on 29/03/2010

Community organizers in Hamilton had long advocated for a new funding formula for emergency shelters and, in the summer of 2006, were invited to participate in a two-phase pilot project to test the validity of their system transformation ideas.  As a result of the project and a subsequent Homelessness Blueprint, 55 emergency shelter beds will be permanently closed in July 2010; another 50 will close in 2011.  Find out how Hamilton used community partnerships and new approaches to help chronic male shelter users move into stable housing.

ISBN – 1-55382-458-X

Summary

Community organizers in Hamilton had long advocated for a new funding formula for emergency shelters and, in the summer of 2006, were invited to participate in a two-phase pilot project to test the validity of their system transformation ideas. 

Topic(s)

Cities and communities, Housing and homelessness