Homeless Prevention Program

The Homeless Prevention Program is an initiative aimed at providing people in identified at-risk groups facing homelessness with portable rent supplements to help them access rental housing in the private market. The program assists:

  • youth transitioning out of foster care
  • women who have experienced violence or are at risk of violence
  • people leaving the correctional and hospital systems
  • individuals of Aboriginal descent.
Support services are provided to ensure enhanced access to housing and community-based services. The Homeless Prevention Program operates, in many instances, as an enhancement to the existing provincially funded Homeless Outreach Program / Aboriginal Homeless Outreach Programs and targets people at transition points that put them at great risk of homelessness.

The Province, through BC Housing, works with non-profit providers who meet specific program criteria to implement the program. The portion of funding to enhance work with Aboriginal non-profit organizations and individuals will be transferred to the Aboriginal Housing Management Association.

The program is currently available in many communities around the province. More info.

The Homeless Prevention Program is funded through the Canada-BC Investment in Affordable Housing (IAH) Agreement 2014-2019.

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