Services: Landlord Engagement
We need landlords’ support to end homelessness in Whitehorse and ensure everyone has a safe place to call home.
Safe at Home is looking for landlords with vacancies. We have single individuals looking for one-bedroom apartments and families of all sizes looking for homes.
Our Landlord Engagement Specialist offers landlords a single point of contact to find the right tenants and address any tenant challenges proactively should they arise.
What benefits are there for landlords?
- Guaranteed rent payments
- Careful prioritizing of tenants to ensure a good match for the property and the landlord
- Supports for tenants and landlords to make tenancy successful
- Limited turnover – matches clients with long-term support services to help them stay permanently housed
- Landlord protection fund to protect against damages
- Reduced vacancies and quick turn-around to find tenants
- Supported neighbour/neighbourhood relationships
- Eviction planning and prevention strategies
- Access to a landlord mitigation fund to protect against damages
- Opportunity to support your community and help people in need
And of course, you have the last word in who your tenant is!
Here’s how it works…
- A landlord identifies they have a rental unit or house that is or may become vacant
- Landlord contacts our Landlord Engagement Specialist with a description of the unit(s) similar to what you would post in a rental posting.
- Our Landlord Engagement Specialist fills out the BNL Unit Description form with Landlord.
- The Coordinated Access System matches tenants to your requirements
- Our Landlord Engagement Specialist will let the landlord know when we have a possible match
- Viewing and meeting with landlord is arranged. Prospective tenants are supported through the tenancy process to ask the right questions, attend a viewing, learn about their responsibilities and rights, and ask for the supports they need to feel successful.
- As the landlord, you have final say as to who rents your units.
What can you expect?
We’ll let some of our landlords share their experiences…
"I chose to have tenants from the vulnerable population because I believe you can’t just talk the talk – you have to walk the walk. I’ve had mostly single mothers because I feel they need an extra boost, and because I’m more comfortable dealing with issues that come up with females."
"I’ve had concerns about not really knowing people before they moved in. With my current tenants, I was able to meet them and their dog twice in person before accepting them as tenants."
"I was cautious and did a 3-month trial agreement but now we have a full year rental agreement. They came to me through the By-Name List process, and I couldn’t be happier with them!"
“I am a new landlord and I found my first tenant through the 100 Homes Campaign. This is one of the things I am doing in my personal journey towards reconciliation. Before I heard about the program, I didn't know that it was possible to rent to people experiencing homelessness, and I wouldn't have felt comfortable doing so."
"The team approach between 100 Homes and Yukon Government Social Services has been very supportive and led to me finding a tenant who is a great fit. It makes me really happy to be making this impact in somebody's life.”
I have a rental unit – how do I get involved?
We work with landlords to provide stable, long-term housing for low income tenants who are precariously housed or are currently experiencing homelessness.
For information about how landlords can get involved, contact the Coordinated Access Coordinator via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at: (867) 332-6201. We look forward to hearing from you.
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