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100 Homes 2017-07-24T20:33:08+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 December, 2016, 100 Homes Penticton had succeeded in housing 41 of those who registered.

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Additional Information

100 Homes Penticton in the News

In the News – Homelessness a larger problem than originally thought

December 20th, 2016|0 Comments

See the full Penticton Western News story here: Homelessness a larger problem than originally thought

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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