Gender and Equity Framework on Housing motion, put forward by Ward 3 City Councillor Nrinder Nann, passes unanimously

Hamilton city council will set up a committee to look at homelessness among women and the transgender population, and is also looking at new rules for when it decides where to spend on housing.

City councillors voted Thursday, via council's emergency and community services committee, to set up a "gender and equity framework" to make sure the city is addressing the problem of women's homelessness.

They're also establishing a subcommittee to make sure the city is considering women and LGBTQ people when it spends money on housing. That subcommittee will talk to community agencies to learn more, then inform council at budget time.

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Erin O'Neil