Understanding the origin of something tells us much about the perceived need and opportunity.
Saturday’s Housing Our Future forum tells how a newspaper headline inspired a blogger. The result some 8-years later, is the MTH we see today.
Housing Our Future forum – Keynote speakers
MTH is hosting a FREE forum that will address how a housing crisis affects an individual, a family, and the greater community.
John Gregory – a brief history of MTH’s start
Sherrie – her poignant lived experience with a housing crisis
MTH Case Manager Jason Palmer and a landlord will lead us into a panel discussion with community agencies supporting those experiencing a housing crisis. There will also be a display of community booths, that include;
- Halton Women’s Place
- POSSE project
- Halton Housing Help
- Support & Housing Halton
- Older Adult Advisory Committee
- Community Living North Halton
The Housing Our Future – Community Forum takes place on Saturday, November 12. It starts at 2pm at the Milton Seniors’ Activity Centre, 500 Childs Drive, Milton.Learn more on the Housing Our Future event page
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“No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world,” said Robin Williams
Envisioning an end to homelessness in Halton
The Housing Our Future forum could not be more timely on the back of the publication of the State of Homelessness in Canada 2016 and provincial announcement to help families stay in their homes.
“More and more communities are shifting from a crisis response to one that seeks to reduce the incidence of homelessness”
Ontario is partnering with the Halton Region to end homelessness. Halton is receiving over $5 million dollars for the fiscal years 2017-18 and 2018-19. This new funding will be invested through the Community Homelessness Prevention Initiative (CHPI). Read the announcement here.Learn more on the Housing Our Future event page
The end of our MTH story is for us to determine. To mature as an organisation, we need to listen to our clients and people such as Sherrie to ensure we are focused on those in a housing crisis.