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Home is Home

Having a home that is affordable is:

  • a key pathway out of poverty
  • a foundation for a safe, prosperous and healthy community
  • a sound public investment that contributes to resident well-being and the economy
  • a human right enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

People across the income spectrum find it increasingly difficult to secure suitable, adequate and affordable housing. With one in four St. John’s households struggling to pay for housing costs the City’s housing needs are currently not being met.

How do we address the gap?

There is a need to build strong partnerships to produce, protect and promote affordable housing for the people of St. John’s. The City has developed an Affordable Housing Strategy with a 10-year commitment to leverage its capacity to create solutions.

What is NIMBY?

The Canadian Home Builders define the “Not-In-My-Backyard” syndrome or “NIMBY” ‘to describe the desire of residents in a neighbourhood to prevent certain land uses near their homes or communities’. NIMBY is a major barrier to creating more affordable housing options. Click here for a copy of their ‘Building ‘Yes’: A Not-In-My- Backyard (NIMBY) Toolkit

Want to learn more?

Take a look through our publications

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Connect with our Partners in the Community:

  • Choices for Youth aims to ends homelessness for young people. Their programs, systems, and opportunities that are focused on providing individualized support for young people, celebrating who they are, and working together to unlock their potential to build a brighter future. (FacebookTwitter, LinkedIn, YouTube)
  • End Homelessness St. John's is working collaboratively with community stakeholders towards ending homelessness and ensuring everyone has a place to call home. (Facebook, Twitter, Newsletter)
  • First Light  (St. John's Native Friendship Centre) is a registered non-profit organization that serves the urban Indigenous and non-Indigenous community alike by providing programs and services rooted in the revitalization, strengthening and celebration of Indigenous cultures and languages in the spirit of trust, respect, and friendship. (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter)
  • Newfoundland Labrador Housing is a crown corporation that develops and administers housing assistance policy and programs for the benefit of low to moderate income households throughout the province. (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube)
  • Stella's Circle provides services to adults who face many barriers to fully participating in their community including mental health challenges, addictions, trauma, poverty, homelessness, criminal justice involvement, low literacy, and long periods of unemployment. (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube)