Raising The Roof
Raising the Roof provides national leadership on long-term solutions to homelessness through collaborative investment in local communities and public education. Their vision is of a world where all have access to a safe, stable home and the supports they need to achieve their potential.
Through the Reside program, Raising the Roof acquires vacant or under-utilized homes, renovates them, and transforms them into purpose-built affordable rental housing for people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Raising the Roof — Chez Toit is seeking to launch a “Winnipeg Reside Program” as Manitoba’s capital city has over 1,900 people experiencing homelessness, and a further 135,000 who are at risk of homelessness — a problem that hits Indigenous people particularly hard. This project aims to provide long-term affordable housing for a homeless Indigenous family, fleeing domestic abuse.