Housing Stability For All - Rapid Housing Initiative

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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.

This initiative will be delivered through two finding streams:

  1. Major Cities Stream - which will flow directly to municipalities to ensure funds are directed to areas where chronic homelessness is most prevalent and;
  2. Projects Stream - which will prioritize applications received from Provinces, Territories, municipalities, Indigenous governing bodies and organizations and non-profits based on the overall strength of the application.

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.

Learn more about Rapid Housing Initiative below, including selected sites for these new buildings.

Funding Announcement

On December 16, 2020, London Mayor Ed Holder, along with MP Kate Young, MP Peter Fragiskatos and Councillor Steven Turner announced the details of the Government of Canada's funding of $7.5 million to support the Rapid Housing Initiative in London. This is exciting news for our community! Read the full news release here.



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.

This initiative will be delivered through two finding streams:

  1. Major Cities Stream - which will flow directly to municipalities to ensure funds are directed to areas where chronic homelessness is most prevalent and;
  2. Projects Stream - which will prioritize applications received from Provinces, Territories, municipalities, Indigenous governing bodies and organizations and non-profits based on the overall strength of the application.

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.

Learn more about Rapid Housing Initiative below, including selected sites for these new buildings.

Funding Announcement

On December 16, 2020, London Mayor Ed Holder, along with MP Kate Young, MP Peter Fragiskatos and Councillor Steven Turner announced the details of the Government of Canada's funding of $7.5 million to support the Rapid Housing Initiative in London. This is exciting news for our community! Read the full news release here.



As the City continues to move forward with the plan to provide Londoners with permanent, safe and affordable housing opportunities, we are sure you have questions about the plan, the locations and the process. Please submit your questions and comments below.

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