We know there are lots of apartments in Halifax. We see them going up all around us. But they are not accessible. Single mothers on income assistance have $570, at the most $620, to pay for housing every month. We all know you cannot rent an apartment in Halifax for that price.
That is the gap that we want to bridge. In fact, we are already doing it in the five family units that we own. We heavily subsidize the rent in order to keep costs down for the families. We propose to continue doing that for the families we know, and for many more.
We want to supplement the money mom has so she can get a safe place, pay rent every month and not have to dip into her family's grocery budget ... we want her to be able to pay rent AND pay for medicine for a sick child ... have housing AND heat … and remain connected to Adsum staff for ongoing support when there are challenges, as well as successes.