Housing Support Program

Housing Support Program

“Across the country, the lack of affordable housing is a top of mind concern for most Canadians in 2019.

The run-up in housing prices in recent years has pushed home ownership out of reach for many. And, the combination of households staying longer in rental housing—and little new rental housing being built—has led to low vacancy rates and high rents. The tip of this iceberg is the homelessness that is rampant on the streets of our major cities.” (1)

The Purpose Society would like to introduce a new housing program that has been established in effort to respond to ongoing and growing housing needs across the Lower Mainland.  This program will work in collaboration with existing housing and support services available in New Westminster, and elsewhere.

The Purpose Housing Support Program 2020 goals are to promote housing stability, community integration, socio-emotional, and economic well-being for our clients who are currently experiencing or at risk of homelessness.  Case management supports are also available to individuals who are currently in supportive housing who may be interested in exploring more independent housing options.

 

We will do this through:

  • Community Outreach to identify individuals and families who are experiencing, and at risk of homelessness in the New Westminster and Burnaby areas.
  • Provide assistance towards finding more affordable and sustainable shelter and housing.
  • On-going case management support to assist clients address barriers and work towards individualized goals relating to housing, education, volunteer or employment, and personal wellbeing
  • Identifying methods that provide avenues toward continued successful outcomes.

(1) https://www.policynote.ca/housing-platforms-in-the-2019-federal-election/

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