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Initiative Profiles


Maison Brin d'Elles

Lead Organization: Fonds dédié à l’habitation communautaire (FDHC)
Location: Montreal, Québec (Province), Serving: Montréal

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A pilot project of the Fonds dédié à l’habitation communautaire (FDHC), formed ten years ago to set up a housing trust fund (using the American model) for homelessness projects.

The pilot project provides 22 housing units for women, developed in close collaboration with three partners (the Centre Dollard-Cormier, the Réseau habitation femmes et Montreal Women’s Y). The pilot project provides transitional housing while demonstrating the integration and financing of community support and housing and the use of a participatory process which empowers both partners and residents. The pilot project was also an opportunity to test a number of financial hypotheses for a housing trust fund.

About the Initiative

Types of Activities: Client advocacy, Planning / policy development, Partnership / coalition development, Housing provision, Housing development

Principal Clients: Substance abuse, Women, Low or fixed income

Scope: Local

Setting: Urban

Started: January 2002 to: ongoing

Types of Funding: Initiative de partenariat en action communautaire (IPAC)

Offers Services In: French


Mailing Address: Maison Brin d'Elles
c/o Montreal City Mission, 120, avenue Duluth Est, Montreal, Québec (Province) H2W 1H1

Contact Person: Claudette Demers-Godley, President



This listing was last updated on: December 11, 2003

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