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100 Homes 2017-09-15T16:59:16+00:00

100 Homes Penticton is a collection of community leaders who are working together to provide housing and supports to 100 vulnerable people in Penticton by July 2018. Our initiative is part a larger, national campaign called 20,000 Homes and is organized by the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness.

The major goals of the campaign are:

–  Systematically survey people in shelters or on the street to create a by-name registry

–  Prioritize services based on a vulnerability assessment that considers severe health risks and length of homelessness

–  Re-align existing supportive housing and service resources to match to these prioritized individuals and families.

20,000 Homes

The 20,000 Homes Campaign is a national movement of communities working together to permanently house 20,000 of Canada’s most vulnerable homeless people by July 1, 2018. The campaign is organized by the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness (CAEH). So far, over 30 communities from Salt Springs, BC to Halifax, Nova Scotia have signed on and housed more than 4,000 people.

20,000 Homes was inspired by the success of the 100,000 Homes Campaign in the United States that moved 105,000 people from homelessness to housing in 186 cities over a 4-year initiative.

To learn more about the national 20,000 Homes Campaign, please visit www.20khomes.ca

Housing Registry Week

November 7-10, 2016

A short health and housing survey was completed with all people experiencing homelessness who were willing to participate (including those who were staying in emergency shelters or on the street). Survey teams, composed of professional service staff and community volunteers, canvassed the streets, shelters and drop-ins over a 1 week period in November to complete surveys with people.

Registry Weeks are designed to get actionable, person-specific information on our homeless neighbours, so we can match people to existing housing and support services. The information will be analyzed to generate a list that prioritizes people for further supports, much like the triage process in a hospital emergency room.  The goal is to help people experiencing homelessness not only find, but also retain housing.

As of September 2017, 100 Homes Penticton had succeeded in housing 56 of those who registered.

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Additional Information

100 Homes Penticton in the News

Bylaw Department forms partnership with 100 Homes Penticton

December 13th, 2017|0 Comments

Fines from parking tickets to be donated to housing project (Penticton, December 13, 2017) - Motorists receiving parking tickets between December 12 and December 31 can now choose to donate their fine to the 100

United Way responds to the release of the National Housing Strategy

November 23rd, 2017|0 Comments

November 22, 2017 - Today, we celebrate National Housing Day and the release of the much-anticipated National Housing Strategy (NHS). Individuals well-being and the health of communities is a priority for United Way and we

In the News – Homeless count returns amid Penticton’s housing crisis

November 17th, 2017|0 Comments

November 17, 2017 (Penticton) - Volunteers are hitting the streets this week to find solid data on Penticton’s homeless population. A homeless advocacy group’s second-annual homeless count is officially underway, as Penticton struggles to manage

In the News – Homelessness a larger problem than originally thought

December 20th, 2016|0 Comments

December 20, 2016 (Penticton) - Volunteers are hitting the streets this week to find solid data on Penticton’s homeless population. Homelessness in Penticton turns out to be a larger problem than organizers of 100 Homes

Workshop presents key strategies to deal with Penticton’s homeless

December 14th, 2016|0 Comments

December 14, 2016 (Penticton) - A United Way sponsored workshop in Penticton on December 12 focused on sharing helpful strategies for creating supportive rental housing. Guest speakers from ASK Wellness Kamloops, Kelson Group and South

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