Housing First in Regina

Phoenix HOMES

Housing & Other (case) Management & Engagement Services

Funded through the Government of Canada’s Reaching Home program, HOMES is a Housing First model program which aims to provide immediate access to housing for individuals who are chronically homeless along with intensive support services once in housing. The program focuses around 5 main principles:

  1. Immediate access to permanent housing with no housing readiness requirements.
  2. Consumer choice and self-determination.
  3. Recovery orientation
  4. Individualized and client-driven supports
  5. Social and community integration.

Referrals to Phoenix HOMES come directly from the Centralized Housing Intake Process (CHIP). Appropriate candidates will be contacted for an interview with HOMES Program Supervisor once referral is received from CHIP.

Results From The First Two Years of Phoenix HOMES Program:

Centralized Housing Intake Process (CHIP)

CHIP is a partnership between Phoenix Residential Society, Carmichael Outreach, YWCA, and Street Culture to provide housing and support services to individuals who are homeless. Phoenix operates CHIP and completes assessment for all homeless individuals that are referred. All individuals are assessed using the SPDAT and are then referred to the most appropriate partner agency based on the assessment results and most appropriate fit. Referring Community Service Organizations complete a VI-SPDAT assessment to forward to CHIP. All referrals are priority based.