Housing Support Workers help individuals in the Halifax & Dartmouth area secure housing. The level of support depends on the client.
Housing Support Workers help people find and keep their housing. Finding a safe place to live is the goal.
Housing Support Workers help clients complete apartment application forms, send paperwork to agencies, and communicate with landlords.
Intensive Case Managers work with clients who may need more help, for longer. They can help clients set and meet goals, learn new skills, and support healthy choices about their health and mental health.
Welcome Housing owns six buildings in Halifax and Dartmouth that allow single men and women to live independently, with access to Tenant Support Workers and a Wellness Coordinator.
Welcome Housing’s units are one bedroom or studio apartments that include a full kitchen, washroom, and access to a washer and dryer. Support staff help with referrals to other community services, as well as tenant education & social events.
Most all tenants either receive a subsidy from Metro Regional Housing Authority, or live in a building that charges rent based on how much income they receive (called rent geared to income).
Welcome Housing has one building for single women in recovery, and one building for men in recovery. The rest of the buildings are for men and women.
Our trustee program helps clients who struggle to pay their bills in full and on time, or who have lost their housing because of late payment in the past. There is no cost for this service.
The Welcome Housing Trusteeship Program helps clients who have struggled with paying their bills in full and on time, and who may have lost their housing because of it.
Trustee staff will make a budget that works with the client’s income. They receive that income, pay bills and rent on time, and return what is left to the client at the end of the month. The trustee is also able to work with Nova Scotia Power and Metro Regional Housing to repay old bills. Some clients set up a savings plan while in trusteeship.