Representing many of the affordable and supportive housing providers in the region, the Hastings Housing Resource Centre (HHRC) along with the Housing First Working Group of the Poverty Roundtable HPE, are soliciting immediate help from communities in Hastings County.
These advocates are reaching out to landlords and property owners directly, as there is no inventory of affordable rental housing currently. An acute homeless crisis is looming and these agencies would be grateful for any new affordable units.
The Hastings Housing Resource Centre (HHRC) is a coordinating body for the County of Hasting supporting people who are currently homeless or at risk of becoming homeless to find and maintain affordable housing. Landlords typically come forward and make their listings known through HHRC but right now the gap in availability and the lack of landlords stepping up has created an acute shortage of affordable housing. “Currently there is no affordable long-term housing available and there are no options,” Cathie West, HHRC.