Breaking News – Additional Funds Totaling Nearly $2.5 Million To Support Closing The Encampment in Cobourg

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Ontario providing additional resources to help service manager close encampment

The Ontario Government is investing an additional $2.47 million to Northumberland County, the local social service system manager, to support closing the homeless encampment in the Town of Cobourg. This important funding will assist Northumberland County in providing housing options for the unhoused and the most vulnerable.

“Our government recognizes the housing crisis Ontario is in and is doing the work to support municipalities with the crucial resources they need to provide our most vulnerable with wrap around supports” said MPP David Piccini. “This additional funding to Northumberland County will provide the necessary services they need to assist the un-housed and give them a leg up”.

The Ontario Government recognizes that some people across Canada, and in Ontario have fallen on hard times and are experiencing, or at risk of experiencing homelessness. By increasing the Government’s investment in Northumberland County, County Council and the local service system manager will have the ability to pursue innovative solutions.

The additional funding provided to Northumberland County will be used to support priority projects that will assist those experiencing, or at-risk of homelessness. This funding complements the existing $2.2 million investment through the Homelessness Prevention Program announced by MPP Piccini in May, 2023.

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