Cornwall selected for domestic violence housing pilot

(Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston, File)

CORNWALL – The City of Cornwall is among 22 Ontario communities selected to start a housing program geared toward helping survivors of domestic violence.

The Survivors of Domestic Violence Portable Housing Benefit Pilot was announced Friday by the provincial and federal governments.

Cornwall – as the administrator for social housing in SD&G – will be getting $1,642,091 over the next two years.

It’s the third largest amount of money, behind Toronto and Ottawa.

It will be up to the city’s social services department to design the program to best suit SD&G.

The money is part of the province’s Long-Term Affordable Housing Strategy, aimed at eradicating chronic homelessness in the next decade.