All Together Housing

HOUSINGWITH A DIFFERENCE

 

51 Victoria Ave A Healthy Space Housing Project

In September 2013, All-Together received from the Zegouras family, a very generous gift of property in memory of their parents, Diane and George, former mayor of the City of Belleville. This exceptional donation combined with substantial support from the Parrott Foundation means that All-Together can move ahead this spring with our first Healthy Space Housing project.

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All-Together Housing provides efficient, sustainable, and affordable solutions for some of the most vulnerable members of our community.

WHY INVEST IN AFFORDABLE HOUSING?

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THERE IS A REAL AND PRESSING NEED FOR LONG-TERM HOUSING IN THE QUINTE AREA


  • Our local shelters and transitional homes are full.
  • There has been a 58.9% increase in the Social Housing Waiting List since 2007 with the number of non-senior singles increasing by 128.9% for the period 2007-2011
  • While the median after-tax income for all persons 15 years and older was higher in a number of local communities in 2011, the number of persons considered to be in a low income bracket ($19,460 after taxes), including Belleville and Quinte West, has actually increased from 2006. Learn More
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HOUSING OPENS DOORS

The Ontario Non-Profit Housing Corporation recently launched a multi-year campaign called Housing Opens Doors.

The goal of the campaign is simple: to make affordable housing a priority here in Ontario. Getting affordable housing right will pay enormous long-term dividends for our province and local communities:

  • We know that with safe, affordable housing students are able to focus on their education and parents have more income for school's necessities like healthy lunches and extracurricular activities.
  • We know that with adequate housing, people are mentally and physically healthier for longer, decreasing their burden on mental health services and emergency rooms.
  • We know that affordable rents free up income for people to spend in their local communities.

As the campaign says, if Ontario wants to get its house in order, it needs to get its housing in order. Learn More

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HOUSING IS HEALTH

There is a large body of international and national research work that demonstrates the close links between housing and health.

Improving housing conditions improves the lives of everyone who needs accessible, adequate affordable housing, including people living with HIV/AIDS, disability, chronic illnesses, and mental health issues. When people with chronic illnesses have stable housing, they are more likely to adhere to treatment regimes, have a better quality of life, and generally experience better health outcomes. Learm More

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HOUSING FIRST WORKS

In 2008, the Government of Canada allocated $110 million to the Mental Health Commission of Canada a research demonstration project on mental health and homelessness. The result? At Home/Chez soi, a four year project on the effectiveness of the "housing first" approach, where people are provided with a place to live and then offered recovery-oriented services and supports that best meet their individual needs. The following were some of the main findings:

  • Housing First improves the lives of those who are homeless and have a mental illness
  • Housing First makes better use of public dollars, especially for those who are high service users
  • Housing First can be implemented across Canada
  • A cross ministry approach that combines health, housing, social services with non-profit and private sector partners is required to solve chronic homelessness
  • Solving chronic homelessness can create dramatic improvements for Canadian communities Learn More

How Does All Together Housing Help?

WE FOCUS ON SOME OF THE MOST VULNERABLE MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY

We provide long-term housing solutions for single, low-income individuals who are living with long-term mental or physical health challenges or earning below the low-income cut-off as identified in the most recent National Household Survey.

WE USE MICRO-HOUSING TO PROVIDE A UNIQUELY AFFORDABLE SOLUTION

We have chosen to focus on developing micro-housing spaces since they provide the most environmentally sustainable and economically efficient way to provide affordable long-term housing for low-income individuals.

WE ARE A VALUED COLLABORATIVE PARTNER

All-Together is an active member of The Affordable Housing Action Network, a group of more than 100 individuals and agencies who have chosen to work collaboratively to make a difference in the area of homelessness and affordable housing. We actively support local, provincial and national campaigns to raise awareness of the importance of affordable housing, including the multi-year campaign by ONPHA called Housing Opens Doors which made a local stop at the Quinte Mall, Belleville in June 2013.

All-Together, as a bricks-and-mortar agency with a solid record of supportive housing projects and collaborative partnerships, is a Housing First leader in the Quinte Region.

All-Together understands that Housing is Health. Our March 2013 Positive Space Housing study confirmed both the need to find housing solutions for persons living with HIV/AIDS in our region and the suitability of All-Together for this task. Thanks to a generous donation of property from a prominent local Belleville family, All-Together will be able to provide our community with our first Healthy Space housing project for individuals facing chronic mental and physical illnesses.

WE ARE A 100% VOLUNTEER NOT-FOR-PROFIT AGENCY

We are entirely managed by volunteers, which means that over 95% of the money we raise goes directly into help those in need.

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Team Positive Space joins Rotary Trump AIDS Walk POSTED: April 05 2015

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Coming Home: Creating a Positive and Healthy Space POSTED: February 24 2015

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Healthy Space Housing Champions 2014 and 2015 POSTED: December 28 2014

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