Housing Prevention & Diversion

house help

  • Prevention & Diversion Workers redirect homeless individuals and families to existing, non-emergency and natural housing supports
  • Assist clients with Homelessness Prevention Fund applications, as well as Discretionary Residency Benefit applications
  • Prevention & Diversion workers assist households in developing brief intervention plans which detail steps to take to meet immediate housing stability goals and avoid housing crisis in the future
  • Plan may include:
    • Landlord mediation, tenant education, and legal advocacy
    • Credit counselling/budgeting
    • Access to housing listings, accompany client to view potential housing unit(s)
    • Connect clients with community resources