Hope Centre update

April 2014

We are thrilled to share that Hope Centre is taking shape and developers are expecting the project to be completed and open in October!

Hope Centre was a Priority Housing Project List development – now fully funded, underway and officially off the list.

Thank you to M’akola Housing and St Vincent de Paul for sending us these fabulous photos!

About Hope Centre

A partnership between St, Vincent de Paul of Victoria and M’akola Housing Society, Hope Centre is transforming the SVDP Thrift Store in Sooke into a mixed-used facility that includes 25 units of housing for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal youth experiencing or at-risk of homelessness. For more information: Hope Centre

2 thoughts on “Hope Centre update

  1. Derry McDonell

    Is the Coalition receiving any funding under the federal Housing First program operated under the Economic and Social Development department? If so, how much and if not, why not? Thanks (see story on Homes First in today’s Globe and Mail)

    1. The Coalition Post author

      Hi Derry,
      The Coalition is receiving funding from the Government of Canada through the Homelessness Partnering Strategy – which uses the Housing First approach.
      To be more specific – the Capital Regional District, in partnership with Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness, is distributing Homelessness Partnering Funds throughout the Victoria Census Metropolitan Area on behalf of the Government of Canada.
      The total amount of available sub-project funding through this program totals a little more than $2.6 million between 2014 – 2019, or approximately $530,000 per year.
      This annual funding amount is not expected to become available for distribution until spring / summer 2014.

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