Funding: Innovative solutions to homelessness

The Innovative Solutions to Homelessness funding stream is delivered nationally and supports the development of innovative approaches to reducing homelessness. Funding can be used to support activities in three key areas: community-based innovative projects to reduce homelessness and/or the cost of homelessness; building strategic partnerships with key stakeholders; and testing and/or sharing tools, social metrics, and research findings geared towards homelessness.

Application information

There are currently no call for proposals open at this time.

Who can apply?

The following organizations and individuals are eligible:

  • not-for-profit organizations;
  • municipal governments;
  • individuals;
  • research organizations and research institutes;
  • public health and educational institutions;
  • band/tribal councils and other Aboriginal organizations; and
  • in Quebec, Integrated Health and Social Services Centres and Integrated University Health and Social Services Centres are eligible for funding, consistent with the formal Canada-Quebec agreement.

Note: for-profit enterprises are eligible for funding, provided that the nature and intent of the project is non-commercial, does not generate profit, and has the support of the local community.

Eligible projects

Projects must meet the terms and conditions of the Homelessness Partnering Strategy.

Projects should not duplicate activities and costs funded under regional funding streams (Designated communities, Rural and Remote Homelessness, and Aboriginal Homelessness).

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