Reaching Home: Canada’s Homelessness Strategy (RH) is a community-based program aimed at preventing and reducing homelessness across Canada. Reaching Home is funded by the Government of Canada and delivered by a local Community Entity.

Key Information
 

  • NOW OPEN: Call for Proposals – Greater Vancouver Designated Community Call for Proposals - Service Projects: APPLY HERE. This funding call, announced in March 2022 by Lu’ma Native BCH Housing Society in partnership with Vancity Community Foundation and Reaching Home, is open until April 25th, 2022 at 5pm. Please click here for the application guide.
    • Watch the recorded information session HERE
       
  • NOW OPEN: Call for Proposals – Greater Vancouver Designated Community Call for Proposals - Capital Projects: APPLY HERE. This funding call, announced in March 2022 by Lu’ma Native BCH Housing Society in partnership with Vancity Community Foundation and Reaching Home, is open until April 29th, 2022 at 5pm. Please click here for the application guide.
     
  • Looking for housing? Although the Reaching Home program does not provide housing directly, we have been receiving a number of questions from individuals and families economically impacted by COVID-19. We've compiled this Frequently Asked Questions document to help direct your inquiry.
     
  • Are you a housing provider? The Canadian Network for the Health and Housing of People Experiencing Homelessness (CNH3) is collecting and sharing resources to help the homelessness sector respond to a COVID-19 outbreak, and regularly updating this page with the best practices, tools and tips.

Community Entity

Lu’ma Native Housing Society, in partnership with Vancity Community Foundation, serves as the Community Entity (CE) for the designated community funding stream in the Greater Vancouver region.

The Community Entity (CE) Lu’ma and VCF work with the Community Advisory Board and various other partners to support service delivery and system coordination to address homelessness.

Community Advisory Board

Members of the Community Advisory Board (CAB) give voice to the interests of the homeless population and to the homeless-serving community.

The CAB develops the Reaching Home community plan, which identifies funding priorities to respond to local needs. The plan is approved by the federal government and updated annually.

The CAB reviews and recommends projects based on Reaching Home directives, terms and conditions as well as community plan priorities. VCF as the Community Entity, with the guidance of Service Canada, works with the CAB during this process, answering program-related questions and ensuring a fair and transparent process. Once projects are approved, VCF supports project staff in achieving program investment and outcome targets.

Reaching Home Funded Projects

See the Greater Vancouver projects that have been funded by Reaching Home for 2019 to 2020.

Resources on Homelessness

Find resources on homelessness including local homeless counts and housing first reports.

Contact

For more information about Reaching Home, please contact ReachingHome@vancity.com.