That the Community Services Committee recommend that Council:
- Approve the Integrated Transition to Housing Strategy to support the single adult community shelter system over the longer-term, and delegate authority to the Director, Housing Services to implement the Strategy in collaboration with community partners.
- Approve the Enhanced Housing Allowance for Singles prototype as outlined in this report, and delegate authority to the Director, Housing Services, to work with community partners to refine the overall program and determine the formula to calculate the benefit offered, to support the transition of shelter and Physical Distancing Centre clients to long-term housing.
- Receive for information purposes the factors and considerations for choosing City recreation and/or community centres to be used as short-term centres opened to respond to emergencies in the Housing and Homelessness Sector, in the future, if required.
- Delegate authority to the General Manager, Community and Social Services to adjust the Strategy outlined in this report provided that adjustments are in keeping with the intention of the Strategy as well as City policies and bylaws, in order to quickly respond to factors beyond staff’s control, unforeseen circumstances and opportunities that may arise.