District of Muskoka hopes to have new supportive housing project up and running by early 2022

Program will be based out of current SMFC site

The District of Muskoka says work is well underway on a new supportive housing project to be based out of Bracebridge.

Following a $1.5 million commitment from the Ontario Government’s Home for Good program, the District is working with community organizations on this housing project. it is hoped it will feature both affordable housing units as well as space for support service agencies. Those services would provide programs for those at risk of or are experiencing homelessness, including children and youth.

The District has secured a location for this project at 49 Pine Street in Bracebridge, the current site of Simcoe Muskoka Family Connexions (SMFC). “We are thrilled to see the development of this critical program for youth who are at risk of homelessness. We value our partnership with the District and are delighted to have 49 Pine St. as the future location to serve and support the vulnerable youth in our community,” said Geraldine Dooley-Phillips, Executive Director of SMFC. “We are in the process of securing a new location for our agency within the town of Bracebridge where we will continue to deliver child welfare, child and youth mental health services and youth justice services.”

It is expected the program would be up and running in early 2022.