It is a time of opportunity for supportive housing in Ontario. Housing and homelessness are main pillars in the government’s poverty reduction strategy. This is crucial because housing is a large factor in the social determinants of health. Whether someone’s housing is affordable, in good repair, or has the right supports or not has a big impact on health.
This report articulates principles and elements to guide policy and programs for supported housing for people with mental health issues or addictions in Ontario and the Greater Toronto area. It reflects discussions by experts at a Wellesley Institute Lab on this subject held on July 30, 2015.
This is a report for policy-makers, funders, and providers in health, supported housing, and municipal housing and homeless programs.