Housing Stability For All - Urgent Housing Initiatives

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London is in a homelessness and housing crisis and this impacts all Londoners.

The City's Homeless Prevention and Housing team, along with many community partners are working hard each and every day to help provide Londoners with safe, appropriate, housing with affordability and supports. Housing stability is the foundation for a city where people and communities can thrive and the City of London is moving forward on it's plan to increase the supply of affordable housing across our City.


On September 21, 2020, the Government of Canada announced that they would be delivering $1 billion to help address urgent housing needs of people and populations who were vulnerable in need of permanent affordable housing through a Rapid Housing Initiative (RHI).

The funding, delivered through the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation and the RHI project will cover the construction of modular housing, as well as the acquisition of land and the conversion of existing buildings to affordable housing. As part of the first funding stream, London has been identified for immediate funding of $7,546,767 to create new permanent housing with affordability for Londoners.

Thanks to this infusion of funding, London's Homeless Prevention and Housing team, along with many community partners, will be able to help create new affordable housing opportunities across London. Read the full Letter of Notice.





The City, along with partner Housing Development Corporation, London (HDC) are moving forward with its plans to provide vulnerable and priority populations in London access to permanent, safe and affordable housing opportunities. Learn more below.

Check out the latest VLOG from Scott Vording and his crew at 122 Baseline Rd.




Community Information Meeting - 345 Sylvan Street

The City of London’s Homeless Prevention and Housing Team hosted a virtual Community Information Meeting on February 17, 2021 to talk about the urgent housing needs in our city, the proposed development concept for 345 Sylvan Street, the planning process, along with timing and progress of the project. Thank you to everyone who participated and all the great questions that were asked. If you didn't have a chance to attend, you can view the meeting here. Question and Answer Document.


Learn more about the plan for 18 Elm Street by reading the Question and Answer Document.






In an effort to fulfil the requirements of the Rapid Housing Initiative, the City will be using a form of construction called Modular construction.

What is Modular Construction? Modular construction is a process in which a building is constructed off-site, under controlled plant conditions, using the same materials and designing to the same codes and standards as conventionally built facilities – but in about half the time. Buildings are produced in “modules” that when put together on site, reflect the identical design intent and specifications of the most sophisticated site-built facility – without compromise.

Modular buildings are built with the same materials and to the same building codes and architectural specifications as traditional construction. Once assembled, these buildings are virtually indistinguishable from their site-built counterparts. Another advantage, since 60-90% of the construction is completed inside, the risk of weather delays is mitigated which means buildings are occupied sooner.

In modular buildings, each module is engineered to independently withstand the rigors of transportation and craning onto foundations. Once together and sealed, the modules become one integrated wall, floor and roof assembly.

Modular housing is an innovative and cost-effective way to build small-scale housing while providing a rapid, dignified response to connect people experiencing homelessness with homes and appropriate supports to help them achieve housing stability.

London is in a homelessness and housing crisis and this impacts all Londoners.

The City's Homeless Prevention and Housing team, along with many community partners are working hard each and every day to help provide Londoners with safe, appropriate, housing with affordability and supports. Housing stability is the foundation for a city where people and communities can thrive and the City of London is moving forward on it's plan to increase the supply of affordable housing across our City.


On September 21, 2020, the Government of Canada announced that they would be delivering $1 billion to help address urgent housing needs of people and populations who were vulnerable in need of permanent affordable housing through a Rapid Housing Initiative (RHI).

The funding, delivered through the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation and the RHI project will cover the construction of modular housing, as well as the acquisition of land and the conversion of existing buildings to affordable housing. As part of the first funding stream, London has been identified for immediate funding of $7,546,767 to create new permanent housing with affordability for Londoners.

Thanks to this infusion of funding, London's Homeless Prevention and Housing team, along with many community partners, will be able to help create new affordable housing opportunities across London. Read the full Letter of Notice.





The City, along with partner Housing Development Corporation, London (HDC) are moving forward with its plans to provide vulnerable and priority populations in London access to permanent, safe and affordable housing opportunities. Learn more below.

Check out the latest VLOG from Scott Vording and his crew at 122 Baseline Rd.




Community Information Meeting - 345 Sylvan Street

The City of London’s Homeless Prevention and Housing Team hosted a virtual Community Information Meeting on February 17, 2021 to talk about the urgent housing needs in our city, the proposed development concept for 345 Sylvan Street, the planning process, along with timing and progress of the project. Thank you to everyone who participated and all the great questions that were asked. If you didn't have a chance to attend, you can view the meeting here. Question and Answer Document.


Learn more about the plan for 18 Elm Street by reading the Question and Answer Document.






In an effort to fulfil the requirements of the Rapid Housing Initiative, the City will be using a form of construction called Modular construction.

What is Modular Construction? Modular construction is a process in which a building is constructed off-site, under controlled plant conditions, using the same materials and designing to the same codes and standards as conventionally built facilities – but in about half the time. Buildings are produced in “modules” that when put together on site, reflect the identical design intent and specifications of the most sophisticated site-built facility – without compromise.

Modular buildings are built with the same materials and to the same building codes and architectural specifications as traditional construction. Once assembled, these buildings are virtually indistinguishable from their site-built counterparts. Another advantage, since 60-90% of the construction is completed inside, the risk of weather delays is mitigated which means buildings are occupied sooner.

In modular buildings, each module is engineered to independently withstand the rigors of transportation and craning onto foundations. Once together and sealed, the modules become one integrated wall, floor and roof assembly.

Modular housing is an innovative and cost-effective way to build small-scale housing while providing a rapid, dignified response to connect people experiencing homelessness with homes and appropriate supports to help them achieve housing stability.

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