Home is where you belong. More than simply a place to sleep, it’s where you have privacy, where you can relax, where you feel comfortable and safe. Too many people don’t experience home. Instead, on any given night about 35,000 Canadians experience homelessness. We sometimes notice people hunched in doorways and alleys or sleeping in
If Hamilton hosts Commonwealth Games, Indwell welcomes opportunity to bring affordable housing solutions to the city
There has been recent intense discussion at City Council and online around a proposal to host the 2026 Commonwealth Games in Hamilton. Indwell is party to this debate, as we have agreed to explore how the Games could catalyze a permanent affordable housing legacy. Our Board’s accepting the Bid committee’s invitation has been questioned or
Supportive housing is an essential element of our health system. Well designed, affordable and professionally staffed housing creates opportunity for overcoming disability, resulting in personal stability and growth. And for those in supportive housing it ends homelessness, permanently. As health care investments go, supportive housing is remarkably cost-effective. A relatively modest one-time capital investment creates
At Indwell, we get a call almost every day. The calls come in from municipal governments, faith groups and from not-for-profits. They are calling us because they are desperate for us to provide affordable and supportive housing to their communities. In a way it is wonderful to receive these calls, as they are a testament
Our Director of Projects and Development, Graham Cubitt, was recently on the Social Impact Advisors’ podcast, talking about Indwell’s approach to housing stability. Full episode details and links can be found here.
I would like to take a few moments to talk a bit about one of our local success stories and how this organization’s good work is helping lead the way in providing housing and critical supports for our community’s homeless and those at risk of becoming homeless.
Parkdale Landing converted a former tavern and rooming house into 57 new affordable, supported apartments for tenants experienced with homelessness. The project was made possible by aligning the goals and funds of community and civic partners, and provides an example for how we tackle our affordable housing crisis as a community. – George Qua-Enoo photo