Vincent Ball, The Brantford Expositor, April 2, 2020
The City of Brantford is getting $970,000 from the provincial government to help the homeless and those in danger of becoming homeless during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In announcing the funding Thursday, Brantford-Brant MPP Will Bouma said it will be up to the city to determine how to use the money.
For example, it can be used support homeless shelters, food banks and emergency services. It also can be used to provide emergency loans for tenants who can’t pay their rent. As well, it can be used to help charities and non-profit agencies to support the delivery of critical services, hire additional staff and acquire more personal protective equipment, Bouma said.
The province said the money is part of a $148-million fund created to give local service managers and Indigenous program administrators across Ontario the flexibility they need to expand important services they already provide.