Streets to Homes

Streets to Homes

The Greater Victoria Streets to Homes (S2H) Program is a community collaboration that moves chronically homeless adults directly into permanent, private market housing while providing customized support to help them stay there.

Using a Housing First approach, S2H sets up a framework of support services that leads program participants on a path to independence. S2H provides assistance in securing permanent, private market housing through our network of landlords, a rent subsidy to offset housing costs and individually tailored support services that empower and support the individual to promote long-term housing stability and independent community living.

Our Housing First model is simple:

Give people housing first and then provide supports that focusing on addressing health and increasing individual capacity. The basic philosophy is that people are better able to address concerns and move forward with their lives if they are safely housed.

By tailoring the supports to the unique needs of each client, the vast majority of S2H participants are successful in maintaining long term housing and the stabilizing effect of housing significantly reduces their use of emergency services.

Streets to Homes is a partnership between the Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness, BC Housing, Our Place Society, Pacifica Housing, Salvation Army, Victoria Cool Aid Society, Victoria Native Friendship Centre, Island Health and the Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation.

  • Houses approximately 120 clients from Sooke to Sidney
  • 100% clients stably housed for at least 2–3 years
  • 56% clients stably housed for 7–10 years
  • S2H has a 100% landlord retention rate
  • S2H has 25 landlord partners (2020)

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