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Housing is a Community Issue:
Durham Association for Family Respite Service  |  Brockville & District Association for Community Involvement

The organization had originally sought to assist two to four families in Leeds Grenville and four to six families in Durham. Both parts of the project met these goals in the first year. At the same time, in Durham up to 30 families continue to be involved in the project and 12 of these have formed their own corporation, Intentionally Built Community. In Leeds & Grenville, good connections are leading to actual home purchases for four people!

 

One of the things we’ve achieved over the past year is putting together a new website called imagininghome.ca which was developed in particular for these two regions to collaborate and put together the resources and learnings they’ve gathered. Some of that information comes from right around the world; there are some very good ideas that we’ve found to be relevant and we’d love to share with other people. 
                                                                                                 
                                                                                                   ~ Executive Director Janet Klees

One key finding is that thinking differently about supports (including family, allies and others) leads to understanding that  even conservative amounts of support funding could help many people to move forward given the many innovative strategies accumulated and shared by the families in these two regions.  Likewise, having affordable access into the housing market (not everyone in the project has the means for a down payment, has a house to sell, or can afford market rents) would open up many sustainable options. Learn more below:

 


To learn more and share your ideas, visit imagininghome.ca for details on upcoming Housing Forums, taking place on May 31 in Brockville and June 27 in Durham.


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