Homelessness is back on the front page in our city again this Spring. Concerns about camping in parks along with the interest in micro-housing solutions means that the public eye is focused on the issue to a degree not seen since the Coalition was first founded in 2007.
It is fortuitous then that the Coalition just released Creating Homes Enhancing Communities (CHEC) a detailed plan that highlights how much housing and supports would be required to end chronic homelessness in Greater Victoria. It speaks specifically to the amount of supportive housing required to house those who need more than just financial support to remain housed. Continue reading
Pembroke Mews in downtown Victoria is an mixed-use apartment building geared for low to moderate income workforce tenants. Operated by: Greater Victoria Housing Society.
Part Two of a two-part series put together by our Housing Development Coordinator, Don Elliott. The series examines mixed used housing developments and the opportunities they present in our goal to end homelessness. Also see Mixed Use Housing – Part 1. Continue reading
Hope Centre in Sooke is an excellent example of mixed-use developments with retail and community space below and housing above.
In a two-part series put together by our Housing Development Coordinator, Don Elliott, we examine mixed used housing developments and the opportunities they present in our goal to end homelessness. Also see Mixed Use Housing – Part 2. Continue reading
In December Hope Centre held it’s grand opening! Here are a few photos from the event, and a few of the stunning murals in progress: Continue reading
Quote taken from the 2013/14 Report on Housing & Supports. Visit victoriahomelessness.ca for more information.
One of the best ways to address homelessness is to prevent people from experiencing it in the first place. Helping an individual or family at risk of homelessness maintain their existing housing places less strain on their health and well being and is vastly more cost effective for the system at large. Continue reading