Sixty-nine people without homes have been placed in private market housing through the Streets to Homes program, and 95 per cent of those stayed put beyond the six-month mark.
It’s a positive result for the program, launched a year and a half ago by the Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness. B.C. Housing chipped in rental subsidies for 70 participants.
Recently, the provincial housing body granted another 50 subsidies, which are paid directly to the landlord.
The goal is to house 120 people into the private market, with the support of a social worker.
To date, 19 landlords have participated in the program, and according to a survey conducted in September, all remain satisfied with it.