About 20,000 Homes


The 20,000 Homes Campaign is a national movement of communities working together to permanently house 20,000 of Canada’s most vulnerable homeless people by July 1, 2018. There are six core elements of the 20,000 Campaign:

  1. Knowing every homeless person by name and understanding each person’s needs and preferences.
  2. Implementing Housing First in a way that makes sense for each community.
  3. Using data to track progress and to make decisions to improve a community’s homeless programs and the system as a whole.
  4. Improving housing placement and working toward building a coordinated local homelessness system of care focused on ending homelessness.
  5. Learning from other communities across Canada.
  6. Providing a united voice at a national and provincial level to secure the housing and resources necessary to end homelessness in Canada.

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Guelph-Wellington has joined 28 other communities from across Canada as part of the 20,000 Homes Campaign. The movement is being led locally by the Guelph & Wellington Task Force for Poverty Elimination and the County of Wellington, and is supported by a Leadership Committee.

Download: Guelph-Wellington 20,000 Homes Campaign Frequently Asked Questions