The following supportive housing programs are funded by Niagara Region.
Transitional housing is more long-term, service-intensive and private than emergency shelters. However, stays are limited to three to 18 months, depending on the population being served.
It's meant to provide a safe, supportive environment where residents can overcome trauma, begin to address the issues that led to homelessness or kept them homeless, and begin to rebuild their support network. Supports that help individuals move towards independence are available on and off-site. Contact the following service providers for eligibility.
Housing First is a recovery-oriented approach to ending homelessness. It focuses on quickly moving people experiencing chronic homelessness into independent and permanent housing. It also provides additional supports and services as needed.
The Housing First program in Niagara is for eligible individuals. Individuals must be referred to the program by a Regionally-funded agency.
The Home for Good program helps individuals with complex needs achieve and maintain housing stability.
The program also supports the Province of Ontario’s goal of ending chronic homelessness by 2025 by providing supportive housing to individuals within the province's Home for Good priority areas. The priority areas are chronic homelessness, youth homelessness (aged 16-24 years) and Indigenous homelessness.
The Home for Good program in Niagara is for eligible individuals. Individuals must be referred to the program by a Regionally-funded agency.
For a full list of housing and homelessness resources available in Niagara, call 211 or visit INCommunities.