About Affordable Housing

Adequate housing improves everything. Study after study shows that a safe place to live can change lives, improve wellbeing, and strengthen community.

“Adequate housing is essential to one’s sense of dignity, safety, inclusion and ability to contribute to the fabric of our neighbourhoods and societies."

Beyond Housing is one part of an overall response to the need for affordable housing. Other forms of emergency, social, co-op, and community housing exist within the Region of Waterloo. Here’s where our Affordable Housing model fits on the housing continuum.

The Need Today is Greater Than Ever

Pause for a moment and think about what your home means to you. Family. Comfort. Privacy. Warmth. Self-respect.

Now think about what it must be like to live in substandard housing. To wonder  whether paying the rent will leave enough to buy food for your children. Or to live in isolation, or lack support as you age. To teeter on the crisis of inadequate, unaffordable housing.

Your gift to Beyond Housing can be transformative. It will make a measurable difference in people’s lives.