On September 18, 2013, Northumberland County Council approved a 10-year Housing and Homelessness Plan for the County and its seven area municipalities.
Green Wood Coalition members were pleased to be consulted on the development of this Plan, as well as to participate in both public events.
"The Ten-Year Plan is an opportunity to take stock of existing services and needs, and to set broad directions that reflect local priorities. These can help guide specific program and budget decisions from year to year. As a document that will be reviewed by the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, it is a vehicle to articulate Northumberland’s plans, challenges and needs to the provincial government."
With our input, and that from other parts of the community, this Plan outlines a long-term vision and strategic plan for affordable housing and homeless-related programs and services, and identifies objectives that reflect the unique issues and needs of our area. We particularly spoke to the need for housing alternatives that will provide shelter to the homeless in our community, and to those who require additional supports in order to be successful in keeping a roof over their head.