Homelessness response strategy, funding for homelessness prevention, and more


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Homelessness response strategy

County Council will review a proposed outline for developing a homelessness response strategy next Council meeting. Oxford County will work with SHS Consulting through a public consultation process, research, and development of a broad, long-term strategy for achieving “100% Housed,” with a focus on support for people experiencing homelessness.

HS 2024-04 – Homelessness Response Strategy Award


Provincial funding for homelessness prevention

An update on Oxford County’s share of provincial funding for homelessness prevention is also before County Council next week. Oxford County will receive $2.92 million from the Homelessness Prevention Program over 2024 and 2025, supporting local community outreach services, housing assistance, supportive housing, and emergency shelter. The funding also supports data collection for the provincially mandated By-Name List of people experiencing homelessness in Oxford County, a program that improves understanding of the needs of people experiencing homelessness in our communities and the ability to better connect them to local services and supports.

HS 2024-03 – Homelessness Prevention Program 2024-2025 Investment Plan


Other reports and presentations

  • Delegation: Oxford County Federation of Agriculture re: Agricultural Hall of Fame Award - Davina Garner
  • Delegation: Southwestern Public Health re: 2024 Board of Health Budget - David Smith, Monica Nusink and Grant Jones
  • Delegation: Communities Building Youth Futures Oxford (Social Planning Council Oxford) re: Update on Communities Building Youth Futures Oxford - Jodie Konior and Stephanie Ellens-Clark
  • PW 2024-18: Contract Award – County-Wide Culvert Replacements on Parts of Oxford Road 8, 18, 19 and 37
  • CS 2024-11: 2024 Tax Policy By-law


Questions or comments?                                                                   

Council this Week previews the Oxford County Council meeting agenda for residents, community partners and employees. Please send your questions and comments to communications@oxfordcounty.ca