Aspen’s Home-Stay Prevention (HSP) program offers immediate short-term assistance to families on the verge of homelessness, including those facing eviction because of overdue rental or utility bills, or those living in unsafe or overcrowded housing.
Working in collaboration with community hubs, resource centres and other organizations supporting vulnerable families, HSP helps prevent homelessness by assisting families in securing or maintaining stable housing and building a plan to increase self-sufficiency. Once housing is found, the program works with families to ensure they know their tenancy rights and responsibilities so that they can be successful in maintaining housing.
In addition to working with families, HSP staff also provide much-needed education in the community on housing supports and homelessness prevention.
Developed by Aspen in partnership with Children's Cottage Society, the Helping Families Stay Housed Toolkit is a resource used by support staff at organization's across the region to assist families in building a plan to stay housed.