Homelessness Initiatives

Housing is a basic human need.

All citizens deserve access to housing that is safe, stable and affordable and that supports personal and public health. The City of Victoria has been involved in a number of initiatives to address homelessness.

In 2007, a Mayor's Task Force to address homelessness, addictions and mental illness was formed. In order to take action on the recommendations, the Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness was created.

The Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness is a community-based partnership of service providers in the non-profit and public sectors, advocates, business representatives and elected municipal officials, to lead the region's commitment to end homelessness.

Between 2008 and 2011, approximately 535 people have been housed throughout the Capital Region with appropriate supports, through the collective efforts of Coalition member agencies.