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Human Resources committee  There are a range of measures. I think we could set up a fund that allows the non-profit sector and others to buy up the housing. The mayor of Montreal created a right of first refusal for the city to buy properties that might be distressed or up for sale. We could do that nation

June 8th, 2020Committee meeting

Tim Richter

Human Resources committee  As I mentioned in my statement, I think the federal government has been, to its credit, very quick and very responsive. I speak to Adam, the minister, their staff and the reaching home officials regularly. They've moved very quickly. To be honest, that was one of the single mos

June 8th, 2020Committee meeting

Tim Richter

Human Resources committee  They've used the money in several ways, everything from buying personal protective equipment to hiring the staff necessary. When you create an isolation shelter, you rent rooms at a hotel or buy a hotel with this money, you still need to staff all of those things, so they've been

June 8th, 2020Committee meeting

Tim Richter

Human Resources committee  I would say so, but a word of caution there is that due to lack of testing we may not see it all. Given the health some homeless folks have, what COVID looks like and what they may have look very similar, but absent of confirmed testing of everybody in the homeless systems in Can

June 8th, 2020Committee meeting

Tim Richter

Human Resources committee  I think the challenges are fairly consistent. It's a difference in scale. In a lot of smaller communities, they don't have shelters per se, so they're scrambling to find alternative arrangements in motels and in other places, community homes and things like that. One of the chal

June 8th, 2020Committee meeting

Tim Richter

Human Resources committee  I don't know. The rural communities really did struggle with things like PPE and funding for things like isolation shelters or some kind of sheltering arrangements. I know the homeless system, by and large, was able to access PPE only through federal funding, because the provinci

June 8th, 2020Committee meeting

Tim Richter

Human Resources committee  My understanding is that it is certainly in place in Ontario and that there are agreements in place with most of the provinces. I couldn't speak to whether or not the dollars are landing in people's bank accounts yet. I'm sure there are others on the call who could answer that qu

June 8th, 2020Committee meeting

Tim Richter

Human Resources committee  Good afternoon, and thank you for the opportunity to speak with you today about the federal government’s response to COVID-19, specifically as it relates to homelessness. I’m going to talk briefly about the federal emergency response to COVID-19, but like my colleague, I'll foc

June 8th, 2020Committee meeting

Tim Richter

Veterans Affairs committee  Actually, this is something your hometown of Hamilton is doing really well, by starting with a basis of data. Once you've got a by-name list, you begin to coordinate all the different resources around the system. If you develop the by-name list specifically on veterans, you'll be

November 29th, 2018Committee meeting

Tim Richter

Veterans Affairs committee  I think in a lot of Housing First programs, one of the challenges in getting people engaged in the programs is the rules within them. Some will choose the path that David outlined, but there are a lot of others who won't. In Housing First programs, the requirements are basicall

November 29th, 2018Committee meeting

Tim Richter

Veterans Affairs committee  Sure. Often people will say that everybody is one paycheque away from homelessness and homelessness is random. I don't believe for a second that homelessness is random. I think, for veterans, that homelessness is fairly predictable. As I said, the work of Dennis Culhane in the

November 29th, 2018Committee meeting

Tim Richter

Veterans Affairs committee  Again, I think it's tough to say. My gut would tell me the proportion of veterans who won't want to make a connection with Veterans Affairs or to the military would be the younger veterans. Matthew might have a better sense of that. I think it's where the experience is fresher an

November 29th, 2018Committee meeting

Tim Richter

Veterans Affairs committee  I would just say from my own experience that I was in the forces for six years, but I don't consider myself a veteran for the reason that Matthew illustrated. I was a peacetime soldier. If you asked me if I was a veteran, no. That's a cultural thing. However, if you were to ask i

November 29th, 2018Committee meeting

Tim Richter

Veterans Affairs committee  May I jump in on that point?

November 29th, 2018Committee meeting

Tim Richter

Veterans Affairs committee  Really quickly, I think the first thing that's important is that there is an intent and a commitment to eliminate veteran homelessness and that this becomes a policy of the federal government. The second is to fund that veteran rent supplement program. The third is to partner w

November 29th, 2018Committee meeting

Tim Richter