Eviction Prevention - Emergency Hostels and Shelters
The Region of Durham, along with the federal and provincial governments, provides a wide range of funding for initiatives aimed at preventing or reducing homelessness in our community.
The Community Plan for Homelessness in Durham (PDF) provides an overview of the services currently available to people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless in the region.
Based on input from community agencies, faith-based groups, individuals who have experienced homelessness, elected officials and Regional staff, the document sets out a strategy for eliminating service gaps and establishes funding priorities. The plan is reviewed on a regular basis.
For more information on the plan and related reports, please go to the Reports and statistics page.
The Durham Advisory Committee on Homelessness provides a forum for service agencies, Regional staff and people interested in homelessness issues to share information about resources and contribute to the planning for service delivery across Durham Region.
The Region of Durham currently administers a number of homelessness programs that are funded wholly or in partnership with the provincial government. Together, these programs ensure that a wide range of services are available to people who are homeless or do not have housing that adequately meets their needs. These programs also provide support to households to maintain their current tenancies.
- Housing outreach programs assist people experiencing homelessness with finding housing.
- Eviction prevention programs assist households in maintaining their current tenancies.
- Emergency hostel programs - provide temporary, short-term accommodations for individuals and families who are homeless.
- Violence against women shelters - are for women with (or without) children who are fleeing family violence.
- Domiciliary hostels - are a residential group living program for individuals with mental illness.