The 20,000 Homes Campaign is a national change movement focused on ending chronic homelessness in 20 communities and housing 20,000 of Canada’s most vulnerable homeless people by July 1, 2020.

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What is the CAB Dufferin 20,000 Homes Campaign?

Community Advisory Board (CAB)

The Homelessness Partnering Strategy (HPS) is a community-based program that relies on communities to determine their own needs and to develop appropriate projects. The HPS supports 61 designated communities and some small, rural, northern and Aboriginal communities to develop local solutions to homelessness. Dufferin County is one of the designated communities where the Federal Government has made a commitment to maintain annual funding for housing and homelessness from 2014-2018.


Core Elements



Knowing every homeless person by name and understanding each person’s needs and preferences. The 20,000 Homes Campaign will train communities on how to use a Registry Week, coordinated outreach and a triage assessment tool to have actionable data on every person experiencing homeless.



Implementing Housing First in a way that makes sense for each community. Research has demonstrated that housing homeless people as quickly as possible without pre-conditions such as sobriety, is not only more effective but saves money.



Understanding the community’s unique set of strengths and challenges through the use of a Community SelfAssessment Tool. By completing this brief tool, communities will be able to target specific practices or policies for improvement and can track their progress over the life of the campaign.