Tackling Homelessness in Hamilton
Over the next three weeks, Hamilton will have the opportunity to tackle homelessness and tell the federal government that we need a National Housing Plan!
More than 230,000 Canadians are homeless – including 3,100 who stayed at a shelter here in Hamilton (and that doesn’t include violence against women shelters)
Next week, the City of Hamilton along with the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness are partnering on an important project called 20,000 Homes. The aim of the project is to help put a name and face to those who experience homelessness in our community and advocate for new housing investments and supports. 200 community members have volunteered to help survey homeless individuals who are often forgotten by decision makers – so that their stories can be told.
A Community Report-Back event will be held next Thursday, April 30th at City Hall Council Chambers – at 1:30 pm
A few weeks later, on May 13th, Hamilton Organizing for Poverty Elimination and community partners will be hosting a important community conversation with well known housing advocates, Michael Shapcott from Wellesley Institute and Hamilton’s Katherine Kalinowski, along with Speak Now Hamilton member Katrina Gervais.
We hope you can join us and help send the message that Everybody deserves a Home!