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County council briefs: County housing stability manager receives Municipal Champion Award

  |  July 18, 2019

“Lori has worked with community partners in our community to transform the local homeless-serving system in our community, moving from a silo approach to one of collaboration and a ‘no wrong door’ system, resulting in an overall reduction of chronic homelessness of 24 per cent,” Pettipiere stated.

Guelph-Wellington has reported 136 chronically homeless people as of March, which is a significant reduction from the 178 reported last September, the report notes.

“Our efforts have housed 19 people in March alone and have moved in 485 individuals from homelessness since beginning reporting in February 2017,” said Pettipiere. “Congratulations Lori and the community Built for Zero team on this success and well-deserved provincial recognition.”