From Crisis to Prevention – Christina Grammenos, Aunt Leah’s Place
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The Friendly Landlord Network - A Resource for Landlords and Youth Transitioning out of Care
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The Friendly Landlord Network connects youth who have aged out of foster care with affordable, safe housing in the private market in Metro Vancouver. Homelessness prevention is particularly crucial for youth leaving care, as the transition out of care can leave youth vulnerable to the risk of homelessness.
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There is no shortage of housing needs for youth who have aged out of care, so engaging and retaining property owners who would like to offer a safe and affordable place is important – and it takes a lot of work to reach the right person who has space available and is interested to become a friendly landlord. Therefore, a key part of the program is constant and ongoing marketing strategies and outreach in order to find these friendly landlords.
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