Community Programs

Purpose

Community Programs are delivered by Community Programs Coordinators (CPCs) and include tenant support/eviction prevention and community engagement in Niagara Regional Housing (NRH) Public Housing communities. CPCs link tenants with community partners to maintain successful tenancies and improve the quality of life in NRH communities.

Description

CPCs provide ongoing support to tenants through positive mentoring, agency referrals and community engagement initiatives, including:

  • Eviction Prevention
  • Connection with assistance for physical/mental health and addiction issues
  • Support to age at home
  • Navigating tenants through social service systems and locating most appropriate supports
  • Informal mediation
  • Community Engagement (e.g. After School Programs, Seniors Computer Workshops, Health, Wellness Programs/Workshops)

There are times when tenants will be evicted despite best efforts to keep them housed. In these situations, CPCs will:

  • Work with the tenant to identify resources available to them when they are evicted (e.g. shelter, food)
  • Attend eviction proceedings with support agencies for at risk tenants and children (e.g. Family and Children’s Services, Seniors Community Programs, Police, Humane Society)

Partners

  • Canadian Mental Health Association
  • The RAFT
  • Niagara Region Public Health
  • Niagara Region Senior Services
  • Community Support Services Niagara
  • March of Dimes
  • YWCA
  • Start Me Up Niagara
  • Brock University
  • Faith Welland Outreach
  • Alzheimer’s Society
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Niagara
  • Niagara College
  • And others


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