The mission of End Homelessness St. John’s (EHSJ) is to ensure that everyone in St. John’s has a place to call home. Many of our vulnerable neighbours rely on the rental market for housing, but have trouble maintaining housing stability on their own. Homelessness or risk of homelessness is often the result.
All EHSJ initiatives, including HomeConnect, are based on the Housing First philosophy – that everyone deserves a home and that people are better able to move forward with their lives if they are housed first.
HomeConnect is an online housing inventory bringing together landlords and tenants,supported by EHSJ and our housing and homeless-serving community partners.HomeConnect creates successful tenancies by identifying and reducing barriers to housing stability and ensuring supports are in place.
HomeConnect is made possible through the partnership and commitment of the stakeholders involved:
- Tenants – Individuals and families that rely on the rental market for housing
- Landlords – Individuals and companies that own and/or manage residential properties for rent
- Homeless-serving agencies – Community and public agencies that provide supports to clients to maintain housing stability
One thing that all these stakeholders have in common is that they all benefit from successful tenancies. EHSJ’s role in HomeConnect is to provide stakeholders with the connections, tools and resources to enable successful tenancies.
|What benefits can HomeConnect offer me as a landlord?|
|Landlord Protection Fund to protect against many financial losses|
|A single point of contact for landlords with questions|
|Regular inspection of units by program staff|
|Tenants have a support team to help make the tenancy successful|
|Support with tenants moving in and moving out|
|Limited turnover – HomeConnect is a long-term support service, looking for permanent homes|
|Eviction planning and prevention strategies|
|Opportunity to help people in need in your community|
HomeConnect has access to a pool of potential tenants who are carefully screened. By working with us, you can reduce vacancy rates while saving the time and money usually associated with advertising a vacant unit.
How Can I Help?
Want to Learn More?
For more information about HomeConnect and to learn how you can participate, complete the form below and we’ll send you some additional information about the program.