Habitat-funded Owners

Current Habitat Funded Owners and Operators

Habitat funded owners and operators are the backbone of the Habitat program as they provide housing and services to the tenants.  Some have been with Habitat since the program’s inception in 1987; others have joined the program more recently.   The owners are landlords under the Residential Tenancies Act and are responsible for the overall management of their homes.  Some operate the homes themselves while others hire operators to take on the day to day management.  The owners’ role is to ensure the peace, safety and stability of the home and to ensure that the tenants receive the services and supplies as required by the Habitat Services contract and standards.

Current Habitat-funded Owners & Operators: Please click here for forms.

 

How can my home become Habitat-funded?

We are looking for good quality housing featuring single room occupancy only, generous common space and an ample number of washrooms.  The houses must have municipal rooming house licenses or have permission from municipal authorities to operate as a rooming house.  There is a requirement for staffing 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  In addition to the physical features of the house, we are looking for owner/operators who share our recovery philosophy, that is, the belief that tenants can and do recover from serious mental illness and are capable of independence and making their own decisions.

Habitat is currently at full capacity and we have no subsidies available. From time to time, a limited number of subsidies become available as houses leave the program.  When this happens, we issue a request for proposals.  Applications for funding are carefully reviewed and must meet criteria approved by the Habitat Board of Directors.  The Board of Directors makes the final decisions on the awarding of contracts.

If you require more information or to be put on the waitlist*, please contact the Contract Monitoring Program Manager , Chris Persaud, at cpersaud@habitatservices.org

*please note that being put on the waitlist does not guarantee funding. When funding is available, those on the waitlist are contacted and informed of the application process. Only successful applicants will be contacted. A non-refundable application fee applies.