October 18, 2014 - 11:04 AM
KAMLOOPS – People at risk of homelessness, including youth, women, Aboriginal people and those leaving correctional facilities or hospitals in Kamloops now have expanded access to rental assistance and support services with the launch of the new Homeless Prevention Program.
The Province has selected AIDS Society of Kamloops to be a Homeless Prevention Program provider in Kamloops. Participants will receive monthly rental supplements to keep their housing costs in the private market affordable and assistance from outreach workers who will connect them with community supports and make sure they remain housed.
The program is available in six communities and will soon expand to more than 30 communities across B.C. Over the next five years, it is estimated that up to 4,000 people will receive rental assistance and support services through the program.
The Governments of Canada and B.C. will provide $62.5-million over five years to the Homeless Prevention Program for rent supplements under the Investment in Affordable Housing agreement.
To find out more about the Homeless Prevention Program, please visit: www.bchousing.org/Initiatives/Access/HPP.
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