The Kawartha Lakes, Haliburton Housing Corporation wants to tackle homelessness in the region. In 2016, Haliburton County and the City of Kawartha Lakes joined a national campaign aimed at housing 20,000 of Canada’s homeless people. Twenty-five people in the county participated in a registry week two years and six of them have found a stable place to live.

Housing Corporation Homelessness Systems Resource Coordinator Jocelyn Blazey says there will be another registry week coming on from May 28th until June 1st. She adds that K.L.H. officials will be out in the county looking for anyone looking for stable housing to participate in the study.

Blazey also says once the corporation collects the data, they can make a case to the federal and provincial governments for more funding to tackle homelessness.

Blazey says the findings on the upcoming registry week will be presented to city and county councils in the fall. If you want to participate in registry week, Blazey encourages you to contact her at 1-844-878-9367 or jblazey@kawarthalakes.ca.