BC Housing: Homeless Prevention Program

All pdf file are current as of March 4, 2017. Click here to learn more about BC Housing’s Homeless Prevention Program which is part of BC Housing’s Homeless Outreach Program. The HOP Framework, provided by service providers Dawn to Dawn Action on Homelessness Society, Comox Valley Transition Society, and Wachiay Friendship Centre Society, states:

“…As of 2014, in some communities, HOP includes additional preventive measures to help individuals and families who are at immediate risk of homelessness due to crisis or transition. This enhancement, the Homeless Prevention Program (HPP), includes additional rental supplements and supports that specifically target people leaving the corrections and hospital systems, women who have experienced violence or are at risk of violence, youth (including those leaving the care system), and people of Aboriginal descent. … ii. $450 (if receiving HPP enhancement rental supplements). … Service providers will ensure access to outreach services for clients of all sexual orientations and gender identities, and create an atmosphere of dignity, safety and respect. …  Six-month follow-ups


The Homeless Prevention Program (pdf file) is an initiative aimed at providing people in identified at-risk groups facing homelessness with portable rent supplements to help them access rental housing in the private market. The program assists:


  • youth transitioning out of foster care
  • women who have experienced violence or are at risk of violence
  • people leaving the correctional and hospital systems
  • individuals of Aboriginal descent.

Support services are provided to ensure enhanced access to housing and community-based services. The Homeless Prevention Program operates, in many instances, as an enhancement to the existing provincially funded Homeless Outreach Program (pdf file/ Aboriginal Homeless Outreach Programs (pdf fileand targets people at transition points that put them at great risk of homelessness.

The Province, through BC Housing, works with non-profit providers who meet specific program criteria to implement the program. The portion of funding to enhance work with Aboriginal non-profit organizations and individuals will be transferred to the Aboriginal Housing Management Association (pdf file). 


The program is currently available in many communities around the province. More info.


The Homeless Prevention Program is funded through the Canada-BC Investment in Affordable Housing (IAH) Agreement 2014-2019.


– See more at: http://www.bchousing.org/Initiatives/Access/HPP#sthash.HOtOrLU7.dpuf



Dawn to Dawn Action on Homelessness Society 250-890-9165,Women, Corrections/Hospital, Aboriginal, Youth



Comox Valley Transition Society 250-897-0511, Women

Wachiay Friendship Centre Society 250-338-7793 x222 Aboriginal, Corrections/Hospital, Youth – FMI: http://www.bchousing.org/Options/Emergency_Housing/HPP#sthash.ZuubdGPd.dpuf


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