May 4, 2017
1:00−2:30 p.m. (EST)
Rent assistance is a cornerstone of the Housing First approach to ending chronic homelessness. Yet many Ontario communities do not have rent assistance or enough rent assistance to meet the needs of the homeless population. Furthermore, when available, rent assistance is often implemented in many different ways. Communities vary in terms of the dollar amounts of rent assistance per person and whether the rent assistance is portable or tied to a specific housing unit.