Parents living in poverty often struggle to afford a safe place to raise their children. For them, we have two affordable housing sites with 80 units combined where rent is geared to income. In many cases, these buildings mean that families can stay together, parents can be reunited with their children and non-custodial or shared access parents can once again visit their children.
At both locations, on-site Fred Victor staff run programs and help tenants find information about local community and support services.
Dawes Road Housing is the bigger of the two apartment buildings with 48 housing units for families, singles and couples. Located near Main Street and Danforth Avenue, it also has an outdoor recreational area and a community garden.
Mortimer Avenue Housing has 32 units for singles, two and lone-parent families, transgendered families, people with disabilities and youth living independently but supported by the Crown. Located at the corner of Woodbine and Mortimer avenues, the building has a shared cooking area and a community space for gathering and celebrations.