City seeks input to tackle homelessness

City seeks input to tackle homelessness

The city is asking for help to eliminate its homelessness issue.

“No one person or agency or program can end homelessness alone,” Tracy Flaherty-Willmott, with OrgCode Consulting Inc., told a large group gathered on Monday at the Brantford Convention Centre.

The Brantford-Brant Community Conversation on Homelessness, organized by city staff, was expected to attract close to 200 participants for daytime and evening sessions.

Among the crowd on Monday morning were representatives from faith groups, social agencies, those who have experienced homelessness and Laurier faculty and students.

“It’s mainly about input,” said Susan Evenden, the city’s director of social assistance and homelessness, health and human services. “We want to hear as many voices as possible to construct our community plan.”

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