The City of Kingston has released its 2017 Report on Housing and Homelessness.
Highlights of the report include the opening of the One Roof Kingston Youth Services Hub, the Street Outreach Pilot Program, the extension of the Portable Housing Benefit to help safely house survivors of domestic violence, and the completion of energy-saving updates to social housing.
“At 0.7 per cent, Kingston has the lowest vacancy rate in Ontario, which is a major challenge for low-income residents in rural and urban areas,” said Sheldon Laidman, director of housing and social services, in a release. “The housing and homelessness programs and services offered by the City and the County of Frontenac are there to help people find and maintain safe, accessible and affordable housing,”
The report also features summaries of affordable housing projects, current market housing data, and details about affordable housing programs.