Support for people who have housing concerns
The Housing Navigator supports Blood Ties clients in identifying their goals for future housing, employment and independence.
The Housing Navigator is available to support:
The Tenant Wisdom Course is an opportunity for Blood Ties‘ clients to learn about finding accommodation, negotiating with landlords, their rights and responsibilities as tenants, and more.
The course focuses on landlord and tenant relationships, problem solving, conflict resolution, and communication skills. It also teaches basic life skills necessary for finding and maintaining adequate housing.
Blood Ties offers the course one to two times annually.
The goal of the LWEH program is to find adequate, appropriate, and safe longstanding housing for clients who are on the cusp of being self-sufficient.
To reduce the barriers for both the client and the landlord, it is Blood Ties that signs the lease with the landlord.
LWEH is designed for Blood Ties clients who are able to live independently in a healthy way, but who encounter social obstacles when they seek housing.
Finding a place to rent in Whitehorse is easier if you know where to look and how to communicate with landlords. Use this guide to find the resources to help you get into a place to call home.
Being a tenant is less frustrating when you know your rights and responsibilities as a renter, and where to find help if you need it. Use this guide to help you find your way as a tenant and learn where to go for help.
Before you pick up the phone to call a potential landlord, write down what you are going to say. Use the examples in this guide to prepare yourself for the conversation
The Steve Cardiff Tiny Home Community provides supported case-management housing to people living with addictions, complex health challenges, and histories of homelessness.
It began as the Steve Cardiff House, one tiny home on a borrowed piece of an undeveloped lot. Today five homes, each with 240 square feet of living space, are nestled together at Jarvis Street and 6th Avenue in Whitehorse.
These tiny homes offer multiple benefits. They have room for one person to live comfortably while avoiding couch surfers, partying, and similar situations that are challenging for people with poor boundaries. They also allow clients to live independently and are affordable to maintain.
Blood Ties supports a very “hard to house” population. Our clients experience discrimination in the housing market and tend to be easily displaced from housing. The Steve Cardiff Tiny House Community provides affordable supported housing for at-risk clients in urgent need.