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Huron Ready For Possible Cuts In Homelessness Programs

Huron County | by Peter Jackson  

Homelessness Programs Supervisor says department will make most of any funds providing by province.

Huron County's Homelessness Programs Supervisor says her department is prepared, in case funding levels from the provincial government might drop in the future.

Erin Schooley was commenting to Country 104.9 News, following a recent presentation to County Council on the state of social housing and homeless programs as of the end of 2018.

Schooley says the County's Department of Social and Property Services looks to maximize the amount of money flowing from Queen's Park, and use it in the most efficient way possible.

The Progressive Conservative government is looking at a number of sectors including healthcare and education, in it's drive toward fiscal efficiency.

Schooley can't say whether funding for homelessness programs might be reduced, but the department is ready for whatever the province has in mind.

She adds that the bottom line of any program, is how it affects those the programs are designed to help.

The department report to Council notes that a steering committee continues to make the goals of a long-term housing and homelessness plan a reality.

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