On June 1, we opened the doors to 127 families at our new North Church Court location. Andrea has gone from barely being able to afford a hotel room, and living out of her suitcase, to now having a beautiful apartment. The opening of our new location has finally given Andrea and her newborn son the ability to grow together, and call North Church Court home.
On June 1, 2020 we opened the doors to our very first tenant who has courageously shared his story. Michael has been living in his new apartment for a few months and we have already witnessed a significant increase in his confidence and independence. His story is just one example of many on the positive impact that affordable housing has on the Niagara community.
During these extraordinary times we are working hard to ensure the safety of everyone at Bethlehem and to continue to provide support services for our residents and clients. Our support services provide the most vulnerable in our community with the essential supports needed to maintain their housing stability.
Our very first Housing Hero, Sue Anderson, is inviting Bethlehem’s Senior Donors to consider giving back the $300 tax-free subsidy that was issued by the Canadian Government in July to help cope with additional costs due to Covid.
North Church Court building opens its doors to individuals and families offering a safe, supportive, and affordable place to call home.
Starting June 1st and throughout the month of June, 127 households will be moving into their new homes in downtown St. Catharines at 111 Church Street. Many of these individuals and families have endured tremendous hardships during these unprecedented times.
I wanted to reach out and update you on what we are doing at Bethlehem to help our tenants and clients in these unprecedented times. Like you, our team is facing challenges at this time and are having to react to conditions that are rapidly changing. We are taking precautions for the safety and well‑being of our employees while maintaining capabilities to provide stable housing and support services for the most vulnerable in our community.