Homelessness Prevention ProgramSupport services & rental supplements to individuals in identified at-risk groups facing homelessness.
Homelessness Prevention Program
The Homelessness Prevention Program is an initiative aimed at providing individuals in identified at-risk groups facing homelessness with portable rent supplements and support services to help them access rental housing in the private (non-subsidized) housing market.
Who We Help
To be eligible, you are at immediate risk of homelessness. This includes
- Youth transitioning out of foster care
- Women who have experienced violence or are at risk of violence
- Individuals leaving the correctional or hospital systems
- Individuals of Aboriginal descent
- Rent supplements are for eligible individuals aged 19 years and older
- Youth 18 or younger may be eligible
- Individuals can receive assistance for up to a year in the program.
To Access the Homelessness Prevention Program
- Office drop-in hours are on Mondays between 8am and 1pm at 2420 Montrose Avenue
- Please call ahead as drop-in sessions are sometimes cancelled due to staff holidays or sickness
- If you call or email it can take up to a week to receive a response so the drop-in time is recommended.
If you are eligible and approved, the rent supplement can assist with:
- Your rent
- Your damage deposit
- Costs that help you secure housing (for example, getting identification)
The rent supplement cannot be used for:
- Rent, if you are already receiving a subsidy
- Expenses not related to housing or this Program
- Clinical health and treatment services
- Medical or clinical staff expenses
- Daycare expenses
“I’m so grateful to the help that was provided when I was discharged from the hospital. Without it I would have had nowhere to go.”
Did You Know?
Our Homelessness Prevention program started in 2015 but Archway has provided services and support for those in need for over 50 years.
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Hours of Operation
8 am – 4 pm
Monday – Friday
Archway Community Services2420 Montrose Avenue
Abbotsford V2S 3S9
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