Red Deer Housing Team
What is Housing First
Housing first does not require people experiencing homelessness to address all of their problems including behavioural health problems, or to graduate through a series of services or programs before they can access housing. Housing First does not mandate participation in services either before obtaining housing or in order to retain housing. The Housing First approach views housing as the foundation for life improvement and enables access to permanent housing without prerequisites or conditions beyond those of a typical renter. Supportive services are offered to support people with housing stability and individual well-being, but participation is not required as services have been found to be more effective when a person chooses to engage.
The philosophy of the Red Deer Housing Team
As a philosophy our program focuses on any attempt to help people who have experienced homelessness to access housing before providing assistance and support with any other life issues
The Red Deer Housing Team will:
- assist individuals and families experiencing homelessness to find and maintain housing
- provide tools to remove barriers causing homelessness
- assist people gain a sense of hope and safety while maintaining long term housing
- provides case management to individuals and families engaged in the program
If you are experiencing homelessness and would like more information regarding the Red Deer Housing Team please call 403-347-2480 or 1-866-347-2480.