Mountain Avenue Project
By creating employment opportunities and new units of deeply affordable housing with wraparound supports, Raising the Roof’s Reside program provides a tangible, targeted long-term solution to ending homelessness in Canada.
Raising the Roof is renovating an abandoned nail salon and residential building in Winnipeg’s North End into a three unit home. The two larger units on the main and upper floors will be made available to Indigenous families that are currently experiencing homelessness or are at risk of homelessness. The one bedroom lower level will be made available to youth aging out of care. North End Community Renewal Corporation and Fearless R2W will provide property management and ongoing wraparound supports to the families and youth.
The renovations will be completed by Purpose Construction, who will use the construction process as a vehicle to train and employ people with barriers to employment. In this way, the project has double impact, preventing homelessness not only by the creation of new units of affordable housing, but also by connecting people who are at risk of homelessness with construction careers.
Winnipeg Reside Project Impact
people with barriers to employment who will be trained and employed during the project renovations
new units of affordable housing created
people who are experiencing homelessness or are at risk of homelessness that will have a safe, affordable home with ongoing wraparound supports
people whose lives have been changed through full time employment in the trades and affordable housing with supports through the Reside program so far (and we're just getting started!)
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