The release of the 2017 Housing and Homelessness Annual Report today marks the halfway point in Northumberland County’s 10-year housing and homelessness plan.
Lisa Horne, the Director of Community and Social Services says they continue to contend with challenges including a low vacancy rate, rising house prices and a complex urban and rural environment.
Some of the key objectives hit in 2017 included groundbreaking on a 31-unit affordable housing build in Cobourg geared to seniors and people with disabilities, a Housing Support Program providing monthly rent subsidies to low income households in private rental agreements and the expansion of the Shelter Benefit Program.
“Council remains committed to the vision and objectives put forward in the 10-year Housing and Homelessness Plan,” states County Warden Mark Lovshin. “We are proud of our community’s efforts to date, and the year ahead promises further progress. A home for everyone is key, and Northumberland County and partner agencies will strive to achieve new milestones together in 2018 towards this end.”
The full report is available here.