Saturday, May 9, 2020

Going strong after 10 years

After ten years, Milton Transitional Housing is still going, growing and graduating clients from its program. The website URL changed to

We continue to support what we started through the annual Coldest Night of the Year. It raised another $50k this year (2020) in the weeks before we entered into lockdown with the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Milton Transitional Housing charity has now impacted 55 people, with 15 families so far graduating from the program after a two-year term. It has provided jobs to the staff running the charity and mobilized thousands of volunteers across the community.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

A new online presence for MTH

MTH has been a story. The story began with a Champion article and this blog, in 2008. Others have evolved it into the sustainable organisation it is today supporting those in a housing crisis in the Milton community. 

This blog is now superseded by an onsite blog on the new responsive Milton Transitional Housing website.
"The site looks awesome! Simple and clean in its design, and easy to navigate," said Editor of the Champion, Catherine O'Hara, describing the new website

Take a tour of the new website and tell us what you think. We have revamped the Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn account profiles.

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We have invested well over 100-hours to relaunch it. I am grateful to Paul Wilkinson for his work with me on the website development and also Stacey Newman for provided us with the photography. We also want to recognise the incredible dedication of Mary Judge who built the original MTH website and has managed it ever since. Much has changed in the online world since that original website was developed.

Friday, July 1, 2016

Did You Know - Facebook series posts

DID YOU KNOW? - is a wonderful series of posts on the Milton Transitional Housing Facebook page

"The lack of availability and the high cost of rental accommodation in Milton makes it difficult for many households with significant challenges such as family breakup, unemployment, addictions, etc., to find and retain suitable rental housing. In 2013, according to the Milton Community Profile, 15% of Milton households earned less than $40,000/year. At the moment, the going rate for a simple 2-bedroom apartment is at least $1200/month. According the Halton Region, the accepted “affordable” amount a family should pay for housing is a maximum of 30% of gross income. That means that a Milton family must earn $48,000 annually to be able to afford that two-bedroom apartment. Clearly, 15% of Milton families cannot afford basic shelter and also afford to pay for other basic necessities ... like food."

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Tangible impact from funds raised

To me this wonderful quote from one of the recent MTH graduates illustrates beautifully that the money raised through grants and donations is making a tangible difference in the lives of people in our community.