Innovative Housing Partnerships
Acknowledging that we are limited in the number of housing units that we can provide which are owned by the organization, we continued to build relationships and innovative partnerships with housing providers this year in order to further bridge the housing gap.
Using online platforms and housing forums to identify and begin developing relationships with potential housing providers, providing education and capacity building opportunities for landlords, and leveraging our outreach services to create layers of support for tenants with complex barriers and their landlords, are just some of the ways that we are finding creative solutions to preventing homelessness in our communities.
This past year, we had the opportunity to assist individuals at risk of homelessness to secure and maintain affordable long-term housing through a partnership with New Chelsea Society, an established non-profit housing provider in the Lower Mainland. Through this new partnership, we have long-term leases for three housing units, and offer residents outreach supports to increase their success living independently.
We are looking forward to continuing to work with the New Chelsea Society to identify further opportunities to increase long-term housing opportunities for people that we serve.