PROVIDING SUPPORT & SERVICES TO MEET THE DIVERSE DEVELOPMENTAL NEEDS OF PEOPLE WITHIN OUR COMMUNITY

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      • 17 JANUARY 2023
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      New Working Circle Participants Help Move Tiny-home Project Another Step Forward

      New Working Circle Participants Help Move Tiny-home Project Another Step Forward

      The first Tiny Homes Working Circle of 2023 kicked off with several new participants who are interested in affordable housing in Brantford joining the space – and they brought lots of forward momentum to help make the goal of creating a tiny-home community in the city a reality.

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      • 12 JANUARY 2023
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      Affordable Housing: A Cornerstone of Happy, Healthy Communities 


      Affordable Housing: A Cornerstone of Happy, Healthy Communities 


      
Once a homeowner, the Brantford resident experienced more than four years of homelessness, a time she describes as being “humiliating and most disconcerting.”


      
But Melanie has been living in her own apartment since September. And by having her own place to call home, Melanie says her quality of life and outlook have greatly improved.


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      • 29 NOVEMBER 2022
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      A Vision to End Homelessness in Brantford, One Tiny Home at a Time — A Q&A with Sid

      A Vision to End Homelessness in Brantford, One Tiny Home at a Time — A Q&A with Sid

      Sid is homeless and living in Brantford. Several months ago, he approached Belonging Brant with an idea to help improve his living situation and that of others in Brantford through an initiative to bring affordable housing to the city.

      He’d heard about other municipalities building “tiny homes” to help address the housing crisis. Tiny homes refer to small, low-cost dwellings that can either be built on designated lots of land or on people’s property.

      Sid wondered if tiny homes might be a solution to curbing homelessness in Brantford.

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      • 13 SEPTEMBER 2022
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      Prevention an Important Step in Decreasing Homelessness — A Q&A With Community Member, Clove V

      Prevention an Important Step in Decreasing Homelessness — A Q&A With Community Member, Clove V

      In this Q&A community organizer, Jocelyn Birkes, and community member, Clove V., discuss housing accessibility and homelessness. Clove shares the insights they gained through their experience with homelessness. Clove offers their perspective on the part prevention plays in the goal to reduce homelessness. They note that education is a useful tool in the effort to destigmatize and promote access to community resources.

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