Canada and Ontario Help Provide Supportive Housing in Midland

Everyone deserves a roof over their heads that meets their unique needs. Thanks to investments made by the Governments of Canada and Ontario, residents of Midland will have access to more transitional, supportive housing.

Today, the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Housing and Diversity and Inclusion, and Jill Dunlop, Member of Provincial Parliament for Simcoe North, on behalf of the Honourable Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, announced $3.6 million to help create a transitional housing project. The funding will help create 32 units and provide wraparound supports for families and individuals in Midland who are homeless or at risk of experiencing homelessness.

The new homes, located at 860 Yonge Street, will be operated by Shelter Now, a non-profit charity that supports individuals and families by providing housing, supports, connections, and opportunities in North Simcoe. The planned development would provide a mix of bachelor, one-bedroom and two-bedroom units. Five of the units are expected to be fully accessible. Construction started on July 30, 2021, and the complex is expected to be completed and occupied by 2023.

This funding is a joint investment by the federal and provincial governments delivered through the Canada-Ontario Community Housing Initiative.