Scattered Sites Program
Everyone Should Have A Home
We believe that when a person has a safe and reliable place of their own, the rest of their life begins to stabilize. That’s why we provide homes for our community’s most vulnerable people.
And it’s working.
We are grateful to the RBC Foundation for making this video possible.
Through our Scattered Sites Program we’ve seen that when you give a home to a person who has spent years experiencing homelessness, while also giving them the supports they need to stay housed, their life changes. Taking care of their health, engaging positively in the community around them, getting a job, building relationships – all become possible when a person has a safe home to call their own.
CMHA Kelowna Talks Scattered Sites on AM1150
About the Scattered Sites Program
Through our Scattered Sites program, our Homelessness Services team works closely with community landlords in order to provide housing for those who otherwise would not have one.
In the Scattered Sites program, CMHA Kelowna signs on as the leaseholder for the home for one year and then sublets that lease to house some of our most vulnerable individuals, while also providing them a case manager who helps them access the supports they need so they are able to maintain their housing.
98% of the 70 individuals we housed in 2019 through this program remain successfully housed.
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Did You Know?
At CMHA Kelowna we are proud to play a significant role in the community to break the cycle of homelessness by finding
homes for people who need it.
On average, it costs approximately $17,700 annually to house someone in the Scattered Sites program.
A 2018 BC Housing research study found that for every dollar invested in CMHA Kelowna’s Scattered Sites program, nearly five dollars in social and economic value is created.