The Homeless Prevention Program connects people who are homeless, at-risk of homelessness due to crisis, or in transition to housing with income assistance and community-based support services.
The program is available to individuals and their dependent children, for example:
- Women who have experienced violence or are at risk of violence
- Youth, including those leaving the foster care system
- People of Aboriginal decent
- People leaving the corrections and hospital system.
There is no cost to access, and all our employees observe strict confidentiality guidelines.
What the program can do
We may be able to assist individuals and families with:
- A portion of your rent
- A damage deposit
- Storage costs while obtaining housing
- An expense that will remove a barrier to housing or prevent eviction
- Utilities in order to remain housed
- Transportation to a housing opportunity
- Moving expenses
- Start-up costs
We can advocate on behalf of individuals to:
- Landlords and building owners
- Income assistance
- Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD)
- Community Agencies
- Employment Centers
- Victim Services
What to expect
The program operates within a strict funding framework set by BC Housing. We have to determine each client’s individual needs by completing an assessment during an appointment with our Homeless Outreach Worker.
To set up an appointment:
We look forward to working with you.