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Housing Stability For All: Be Part Of London’s Next Homeless Prevention and Housing Plan

What’s Happening? 


London’s Homeless Prevention and Housing Plan is being updated. 

The public is invited to share their ideas about strategies and actions for the Homeless Prevention and Housing Plan. 

What Is London’s Homeless Prevention and Housing Plan? 

The Homeless Prevention and Housing Plan is a community plan that will guide homeless prevention and housing in London for the next five years and shape the future in years to come.

The Homeless Prevention and Housing Plan will be outcome focused, measureable, and help advance towards the goal of housing stability for individuals and families. 

How You Can Be Involved

The public can engage with this process online or in person to provide their input into London’s Homeless Prevention and Housing Plan. 

  • Complete An Online Survey – Visit www.getinvolved.london.ca/HPHLondon to share your ideas about homeless prevention and housing in London by Sunday, June 30, 2019 and invite others to share their ideas and insights by completing a survey.
  • Facilitate A Community Conversation – Facilitate and/or participate in a community conversation in your organization or neighbourhood by Sunday, June 30, 2019. A Community Conversation Toolkit can be downloaded at www.getinvolved.london.ca/HPHLondon. The Toolkit provides everything needed to facilitate a community conversation. 
  •  Participate in a Community Consultation – Participate in the theme-based consultation sessions to review and provide feedback on draft strategies to be included in the Plan. To register to attend a Community Consultation, please visit: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HPHLondon
  • May 6: Emergency Shelter and Specialized Housing (12:00 pm – 4:00 pm)
  • May 16: Retaining Community Housing – Supplements (9:00 am – 12:00 pm) 
  • May 29: Creating, Retaining and Enhancing Housing Stock (12:00 pm – 4:00 pm) 
  • June 3: Coordinated Access and Housing First (12:00 pm – 4:00 pm) 
  • June 19: Access to Community Housing – Waitlist & Priorities (12:00 pm – 4:00 pm) 

All consultation sessions will be held at the Carousel Room, Western Fair District. For each consultation session there will be a guest speaker, and breakfast or lunch will be provided.  

We Need Your Help 

The success of the renewed plan relies on the participation of a wide range of stakeholders. 

Please help by sharing this email with your networks. 

For more information about London’s Homeless Prevention and Housing Plan, please visit: www.getinvolved.london.ca/HPHLondon. Thank you for your participation in this engagement process. 

Sincerely,

Sandra Datars Bere

Homelessness Plan Consultations

The London Homeless Prevention and Housing Plan is being updated and in the next couple of weeks the public engagement process will begin. I wanted to reach out to you before we publically launch to let you know about how you can participate.

The success of the renewed plan relies on the participation of a wide range of stakeholders. There are a number of ways to participate and we invite your involvement in the following ways:

1.    Online Survey – Complete a survey and invite others to complete a survey.

2.    Community Conversations – Facilitate a community conversation.

3.    Community Consultations – Participate in the theme-based consultation sessions to review and provide feedback on draft strategies to be included in the Plan.

More information will follow about the community consultations. For now, please hold the dates in your calendar. 

Consultation Theme #1: Emergency Shelter and Supportive Housing

Date: May 6, 2019

Time: 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Location: Carousel Room, Western Fair District

Consultation Theme #2: Supportive Housing and Subsidies 

Date: May 16, 2019

Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Location: Carousel Room, Western Fair District

Consultation Theme #3: Permanent Subsidized Housing 

Date: May 29, 2019

Time: 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Location: Carousel Room, Western Fair District

Consultation Theme #4: Coordinated Access and Housing First 

Date: June 3, 2019

Time: 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Location: Carousel Room, Western Fair District

Consultation Theme #5: Community (Social) Housing Waitlist 

Date: June 19, 2019

Time: 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Location: Carousel Room, Western Fair District

Veterans Experiencing Homelessness Training

VETERANS EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS

ADVISORY COMMITTEE

LUNCH AND LEARN SPRING SERIES

TUESDAY, APRIL 16, 2019

Veterans Mental Health and Substance Use

Dr. Ken Lee, Medical Consultant

Parkwood Institute’s Operational Stress Injury Clinic,

Canadian Mental Health Association, Middlesex-London Branch

Veterans experiencing homelessness are at increased risk of experiencing mental health issues and problematic substance use. Join us for a free lunch and learn on Veterans mental health and substance use and the services offered through Parkwood Institute’s Operational Stress Injury Clinic.

WHEN:     Tuesday, April 16, 2019    12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
WHERE:   Victory Legion, 311 Oakland Ave., London, N5W 4J5(free parking on-site)
WHO’S INVITED: Veteran serving organizations, emergency services, homeless serving organizations and those with lived experience are invited to attend.

RSVP: To Homeless Prevention at homelessprevention@london.ca by April 12, 2019

We look forward to providing additional details regarding future

Veterans Experiencing Homelessness Advisory Committee

Lunch and Learn Series Topics and Speakers

 

SPONSORED BY: London’s Veterans Experiencing Homelessness Advisory Committee

Please write to Zane Eastabrook, Education and Training Specialist, Homeless Prevention and Housing, City of London at zeastabr@london.ca with any questions you may have.