Ontario Investing in New Supportive Housing Units

Two Oxford locations will benefit from funding for mental health and addictions support services

September 7, 2023

WOODSTOCK — The Ontario government is investing $5,841,667 to provide operating funding toward mental health and addictions support services for 641 new supportive housing units across Southwestern Ontario.

These units are located at seven Indwell projects and include two sites in Oxford. Harvey Woods (Woodstock), Blossom Park (Woodstock), and Woodfield Gate (London) will share $750,000 for community mental health supports.

“This is excellent news for our community,” said Ernie Hardeman, MPP for Oxford. “Our government recognizes the acute need to provide mental health and addictions supportive housing to assist people in making successful transitions from housing instability to permanent homes.”

This investment is in alignment with our Roadmap to Wellness plan and will support vulnerable groups requiring affordable housing and support services to live independently with access to the community-based supports they need.

The Ontario government is also investing an additional $202 million each year in homelessness prevention programs through the Homelessness Prevention Program and Indigenous Supportive Housing Program, bringing the province’s total annual investment to close to $700 million. This funding is in addition to the province’s Social Services Relief Fund, which provided over $1.2 billion of support throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, to help municipal service managers and Indigenous program administrators create longer-term housing solutions and help vulnerable people in Ontario, including those who are homeless or at-risk of homelessness.