Reaching Home Canada’s Homelessness Strategy
Reaching Home: Canada’s Homelessness Strategy is a community-based program aimed at reducing and preventing homelessness. Officially launched April 1, 2019, the redesigned federal homelessness program is a continuation of the Homelessness Partnering Strategy, and will support the most vulnerable people in the Capital Region by improving access to safe, stable and affordable housing. Employment and Social Development Canada has awarded Reaching Home funding to the CRD to administer Reaching Home in the Greater Victoria community.
From 2019-2024, the CRD is administering a five-year agreement under the Designated Communities Program for $4.7 million, and a three-year agreement under the Indigenous Homelessness Program for approximately $1 million. Both programs will continue to fund services that support the needs of those experiencing homelessness in the region.