The department provides administration of funding from the federal and provincial governments for affordable housing and homelessness. This involves:
The department works with other City departments to facilitate development of housing options related to land use and related City processes. Social Planning staff members have been involved with national and provincial initiatives to share knowledge and experience, to inform policy and practice, and to participate in research and monitoring.
Support is provided in the collection of data and monitoring of data related to housing and homelessness in the community.