FOCUS [our approach]
We build and manage high quality affordable housing to meet the needs of our community. Our approach provides a positive alternative for those currently without a home, living in substandard accommodation, or spending a disproportionate amount of their income on housing. We provide a range of supportive services for our residents, including a non-judgmental and inclusive community, mentor and peer support, and opportunities for life skill development. We ensure our housing developments are sensitive to community context and are well integrated into surrounding neighbourhoods, both socially and physically. Our approach works to develop social license for the work we do. This means building relationships and awareness in the communities where we operate and among the public in general.
PRIORITIES [our goals]
Grow the number and range of homes we provide to meet the diverse needs of our community in collaboration with key partners and stakeholders.
Increase awareness and appreciation of the accrued community benefits of our work among elected and senior government officials to secure investment for existing and future projects.
Community Relations and Fund Development
Increase awareness of our work among the public, decision-makers, and donors to support a robust and diversified funding base.
Social License Development
Shift the conversation around affordable housing to gain support for our projects.
Maintain tenancies and deliver a range of services to ensure a positive housing experience for residents, and connect with other service providers in the community to support their needs. We approach affordable housing initiatives using a supportive management model that ensures success for our tenants, and helps to develop our casual labour program that employs a portion of our tenants.
Board Development and Human Resources
Attract and retain board members with a range of attributes and experience, and create ongoing opportunities for capacity building to ensure effective governance and accountability.
How our approach at Right at Home Housing Society is making a difference:
- Number of Edmontonians receiving housing through Right at Home: 1,000+
- Number of additional people who will be helped through our new projects: 250
- What Right at Home could net by renting properties at Market Value: $3 million
- What we actually rent our properties out at: $1.3 million
- Percentage of residents who indicated we’ve increased their quality of life: 88%
To read more about our approach, review our 2016-2017 Strategic Plan