Many communities have deep needs around affordable housing and homelessness. As our tenants and programs find success, many new communities are inviting us to help them create local solutions. We know new programs are possible when three things align: community support, municipal staff support, and political support. Community support is grassroots: individuals and families knowing housing needs, leaders in businesses, faith communities, and social services, and health care agencies working together to help us better understand the local needs and build support for new solutions. Municipal staff support is critical throughout the planning process, aligning with local social services and housing plans, and putting funding applications before decision-makers. Political support is key from our civic leaders: local and Regional Councils along with area MPPs and MPs each play a role in supporting Indwell projects when decisions are before them, whether for planning permissions, funding, etc. When we each bring our best to the table, we can always create solutions – which leads to Indwell’s growth into new communities.