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Initiative Profiles


Housing Support Centre

Lead Organization: Metro Non-Profit Housing Association
Location: Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Serving: Dartmouth

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Two coordinators work with clients to provide counselling services, referrals, and information on a variety of topics, including temporary housing options, avoiding eviction and budgeting. Clients are encouraged to use a housing registry that lists potential landlords recommended by the Centre. The Centre also operates a drop-in, offering a warm environment with breakfast, coffee, telephones, and peer-support. Health services are available weekly through scheduled visits from a public health nurse and a physician.

About the Initiative

Types of Activities: Service co-ordination, Community development, Advocacy, Housing development, Organizational capacity dev., Client advocacy, Planning / policy development, Public education, Service management, Housing provision, Direct service provision, Partnership / coalition development

Principal Clients: Adults, Substance abuse, Concurrent disorders, Hard-to-house, Low or fixed income, Living with mental illness

Scope: Local

Setting: Urban

Started: January 1998 to: ongoing

Annual Budget: $50,000 - $250,000

Types of Funding: Human Resources Development Canada (SCPI); other government funding, private donations

Offers Services In: English


Mailing Address: Housing Support Centre
75 Primrose Street, Suite 101, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B3A 4C9

Contact Person: Carol Charlebois, Executive Director



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  • Metro Non-Profit Housing Association

This listing was last updated on: October 13, 2003

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