Blog Posts

The 2018 edition of Creating Homes: A Community Guide to Affordable and Supportive Housing Development is now available on our website. This toolkit for navigating community concerns is a living document that will continue to be updated as new research and best practices emerge. To provide feedback on the guide, please email our Community Development […]

The 2018 Greater Victoria Point in Time Count (PiT) is a count of people in the Captial Region experiencing homelessness. A Point in Time count provides important data for service planning and delivery in our region – it lets us know how much and what kind of services are needed. The more complete the PiT Count is, […]

  Peer help in transition from homelessness to housing (PDF)

Letter to the editor of the Victoria Times Colonist by our Executive Director, Don Elliott. January 7, 2017 Re: “Victoria eyes deadline slip in major goals,” Jan. 5. Homelessness is a complex issue, one that requires a sensitive, nuanced and focused response. A piece of this is being addressed through a coalition of 40-plus stakeholder […]

Our Place is getting a new mural – watch the progress on Vital People.

Live-aboards on the Gorge are soon to be no longer, raising concerns about where the at-risk residents will go.

The City of Victoria has voted to contribute funding to an affordable housing development in Saanich.

Controversial project on the site of the old St Andrews school goes before the public.

Boaters overnighting on the Gorge waterway will soon have to pull up anchor.

The Green Party leader Elizabeth May releases the party’s homelessness platform.

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