2022-23 Planned Funding Allocations for Provincially Delivered Housing and Homelessness Prevention Programs - August 23, 2021

Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing
Office of the Minister
777 Bay Street, 17th Floor
Toronto ON M7A 2J3

August 23, 2021


Bruce Killah
Board Chair, Manitoulin-Sudbury DSB
210 Mead Boulevard
Espanola ON P5E 1R9

Dear Bruce Killah:

Re: 2022-23 Planned Funding Allocations for Provincially-Delivered Housing and Homelessness Prevention Programs

I am pleased to be writing to you today with important details regarding your 2022-23 planned funding allocations for your housing and homelessness prevention programs.

As you know, our government understands the importance of housing that is affordable, adequate and accessible, and that meets the needs of Ontario’s diverse communities and populations.

As part of our government’s investment in housing and response to COVID-19, we are projecting to invest over $3 billion in 2020-21 and 2021-22, which will help sustain, repair and grow community housing, and address homelessness across Ontario. This includes the province’s Social Services Relief Fund (SSRF), which to date has invested over $1 billion to protect vulnerable populations, deliver critical services, and create longer-term housing solutions during the COVID-19 pandemic. Additional funding under the SSRF for 2021-22 was announced on August 16, 2021. This builds off of several other investments the Ontario government has made for vulnerable populations.

We also continue to work closely with the federal government to advocate for the needs of Ontarians, and to ensure that our residents receive their fair share of federal funding. Currently, Ontario receives its federal allocations for the National Housing Strategy (NHS) based on population, even though we have just over 44 percent of national population living in core housing need. As we begin to negotiate the amendments to the NHS Bilateral Agreement and the second NHS Action Plan, we will continue to advocate for a funding allocation based on need with the federal government.

As we continue to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, we look forward to continuing our vital work together to provide affordable housing options in our local communities.

To assist with planning, we are now pleased to provide your specific planned funding allocations for the 2022-23 fiscal year.

Please note that all funding amounts included below are for planning purposes only and are subject to confirmation through the province’s annual budget planning process. Allocations for the National Housing Strategy (NHS) programs – COCHI; OPHI; COHB – are subject to agreement with the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation on NHS Bilateral Agreement amendments.

2022-23 Fiscal Year Planned Funding Allocations – Manitoulin-Sudbury District Services Board


Allocation Amount

Canada-Ontario Community Housing Initiative (COCHI)


Ontario Priorities Housing Initiative (OPHI)


Canada-Ontario Housing Benefit (COHB)


Community Homelessness Prevention Initiative (CHPI)*


Service Manager Federal Funding for Social Housing**




* The funding allocations for CHPI and HFG are at the same level as the 2021-22 allocations. Given the ongoing program review, allocations and programs guidelines may be subject to change. ** As previously communicated in the October 28, 2017 issue of The Ontario Gazette, this represents Federal Social Housing Agreement planning allocations, in total value, converted into fiscal year. Payments will be adjusted and paid in accordance with the Housing Services Act, 2011.

For more information on the programs listed above, please see the enclosed Appendix. Again, we sincerely appreciate your efforts to assist vulnerable residents and to keep people safe as we move forward with recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic. I look forward to continuing our vital work together to provide affordable housing options in our local communities.

Yours truly,

The Honourable Steve Clark
Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing

c. Fern Dominelli, Chief Administrative Officer
Liana Bacon, Team Lead, Municipal Services Office