ALLIANCE NEWSLETTER - March 2018
City of Ottawa Releases 10-Year Housing & Homelessness Plan
March 22nd, 2018 - The City of Ottawa's Housing Services Branch presented a report at this weeks Community and Protective Services (CPS) Committee Meeting detailing the 2014-2017 outcomes of the City's 10-Year Housing and Homelessness Plan.
The Alliance to End Homelessness Ottawa provided comments to CPS Committee Members following an initial review of the report. The Alliance will continue to produce our Annual Progress Report on Housing and Homelessness in Ottawa, to be released in May 2018.
The Progress Report will provide further analysis on the evaluation of achievements made to date under the City's 10-Year Plan, and will address the continued investments and leadership required to support evolving needs in homelessness and social housing communities in Ottawa.
10-Year Plan Analysis
As we enter year 5 of our 10-Year Housing and Homelessness Plan, real progress is lacking. While we see the City’s report as a positive step forward in providing accountable reporting to Council and the community, we look towards the need for renewed goals and targets to prevent and reduce homelessness in our city. Read the Alliance CPS deputation.
Read the City & Deputy Mayor's Full Reports
Read the City's Housing Services Branch full report on the 10-Year Housing and Homelessness Plan. You can also access the City's new 10-Year Housing and Homelessness Plan Progress Report.
Deputy Mayor Mark Taylor, Special Liaison for Affordable Housing and Homelessness in Ottawa, has also released a report titled "Everyone Together - Ottawa: A Caring and Compassionate City", that can be found at the following link.
Members Meeting Follow-Up
Thank you to our members for joining us March 6th for our Members Meeting. We presented for feedback drafts of the Alliance's provincial and municipal briefs that will be used to inform our advocacy, communications and elections planning.
We want to hear from you. If you would like to comment further, please provide feedback directly to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 27th.
Provincial Brief Municipal Brief
Two New Research Reports
The Alliance has added two new research reports to our website:
"Building Bridges: Perspectives on Youth Homelessness From First Nations, Inuit, Metis and LGBTQ2S+ Youth in Ottawa" and
"Landlord Engagement Toolkit: A Guide to Working With Landlords in Housing First Programs"
Be sure to check them out!