September 20, 2017
The city is endorsing a campaign from the London Homeless Coalition for an increase to the Ontario Works rate.
Right now, a single adult receives about $376 of shelter allowance. The coalition says should be bumped up by another $245 to meet necessary costs.
The coalition introduced a report that suggests income from the provincial government for single adults is inadequate to sustain basic needs, such as food and shelter.
Coun. Paul Hubert reminded his colleagues of the negative tendency to polarize people living in marginalized communities.