10 Year Housing and Homelessness Plan Consultations

York Region
Project status: complete

J Consulting Group, in collaboration with Vink Consulting, worked with the Region of York to conduct a series of community consultations as part of the Region’s 5-year review of Housing Solutions, York Region’s 10-Year Housing and Homelessness Plan. The consultation activities were designed to identify housing and homelessness needs within York Region, and identify actions and strategies to address housing and homelessness needs. Community engagement included a series of conversations with staff, community support organizations, and directly with people with lived experience of homelessness.  Building on the results, workshops were planned and facilitated with staff from 23 community agencies to identify and prioritize needs and build consensus around desired outcomes.  Overall, activities heard from 48 community groups, 265 staff, 12 people with lived experience, 7 housing developers, and 320 survey participants.