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Kingston City Council to vote on sleeping cabin program to address homelessness

After over two years of housing and homelessness being a top priority for City of Kingston and many of those living in the area, City Council will be faced with a decision regarding the implementation of a “relatively new approach” to provide “an alternative option to temporary house people.” On

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Kingston couple helping a homeless man get micro home

While working one day from home on her front porch, Kim Cormier, a mortgage agent in Kingston, saw David McDonald struggling with the tire of his scooter in front of her house. As Cormier describes, it was a hot, humid day, and she offered to help the man and asked

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City approves recommendations on Rapid Housing Initiative funding

At the Tuesday, Aug 10, 2021, virtual meeting of  Kingston City Council, City Staff brought forward their recommendations with regard to allocation of the  $7,418,328 through the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation’s Rapid Housing Initiative (RHI) that was awarded to the City at the end of last month.   Speed is

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Advocates: Tiny homes could help Kingston alleviate homelessness

As the City of Kingston’s Planning Services Staff discuss potential amendments to the City’s Official Plan with respect to tiny houses, local advocates are pointing to the concept as a means to alleviate homelessness. In a report to the City Planning Committee Wednesday, Jun. 23, 2021, City of Kingston Planning

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Kingston City Council votes to move forward on inclusion, compensation of unhoused population in policy making

In a Kingston City Council meeting on Tuesday, Jun. 22, 2021, which was held virtually, Councillor Jeff McLaren moved a motion regarding the inclusion of insights from people with lived experiences of homelessness into policy decisions. Councillor Robert Kiley seconded the motion.  The motion also sheds light on the structural

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Tipi Moza Indigenous supportive housing program approved by Kingston City Council

At their regular meeting on Tuesday, June 1, 2021, Kingston City Council unanimously approved the establishment of an Indigenous housing service centre at 113 Lower Union Street. The centre, which will house up to 19 individuals by late 2021 and provide the community with much-needed cultural support, will be operated

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Path Home Kingston hopes to combat homelessness and negative stigma

You can’t see what someone has overcome at a glance. That is the main message of Path Home Kingston, a new campaign by United Way KFL&A and the City of Kingston that aims to help community members understand that the causes of homelessness are complex and different for each individual.

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‘A Clean Start’ wins Awesome Kingston May grant

Every month, Awesome Kingston gives away a $1,000 micro-grant to a local project pitched by its creator(s). These days, the pitch party is happening virtually, but the outcome is still the same: No-strings-attached money is given to the winner to help them develop the projects that Awesome Kingston thinks will

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Transition from Homelessness – Community Discussion – “Changing Systems”

In 2019, with funding provided by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), we established a Community Advisory Board consisting of individuals with lived experiences of homelessness, service providers and leaders in Kingston, Ontario. This Community Advisory Board worked together with researchers from Western University to conduct a stakeholder consultation

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Transition from Homelessness Project – Kingston Site Presentation

In 2019, with funding provided by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), we established a Community Advisory Board consisting of individuals with lived experiences of homelessness, service providers and leaders in Kingston, Ontario. This Community Advisory Board worked together with researchers from Western University to conduct a stakeholder consultation

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