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#PayitForwardYYC

Right now, 42,000 households in Calgary are at immediate risk of homelessness. 

Join us in our second annual #PayitForwardYYC campaign to help provide affordable housing for the vulnerable Calgarians that need it most. 

Rental rates are becoming increasingly unaffordable and renters are forced to forgo basic necessities to pay their housing costs. Nobody should have to choose between having a roof over their heads and putting food on the table- give back to your community and help low-income Calgarians bridge the gap.

About The Campaign

How You Can Participate

Give what you can

Every dollar counts.

Spread the Word

Share your participation in #PayitForwardYYC on social media and encourage others to do the same. Tag us at @fwdhousing

The impact

  • $250 provides a family affordable rent for one month
  • $1,500 ensures a family has a safe place to call home for six months
  • $3,000 gives a family the gift of stability for an entire year
  • $35,000 funds a building for the entire year!

To make it easy, we have created several ready to use resources for you including social media posts, images, captions and more.

For some of our residents rent still takes up most of their income.

Through the GAP (Generating Affordable Possibilities) program, you can subsidize rent to residents, so rent is no more than 30% of their income. Rent subsidies allows residents to afford basic necessities, such as food, medicine and education. 

Why get Involved?

Benefits of affordable housing:

  • 100% of your donation goes towards rent relief via our G.A.P. program
  • Forward Housing Association is a Calgary-based, registered charity with a 40+ year history.
  • Affordable Housing provides families the gift of stability, preventing entry or re-entry into homelessness
  • We serve a diverse mix of low income Calgarians. Families and individuals with a variety of needs, including mental health and mobility challenges, the working poor, seniors and those leaving homelessness and domestic violence
  • We provide and operate over 700 permanent housing units across Calgary 
  • We recently opened our newest building, Bishop’s Manor, adding 104 units to Calgary’s Affordable housing stock

100% of your donation goes towards rent relief via our G.A.P.[1] program

 

[1] G.A.P. stands for Generating Affordable Possibilities and is Forward Housing’s program that provides rent subsidies to our residents who are struggling to make their basic rent each month. Although our rental rates are set below-market by design, this program allows us to further reduce rent for those who need it most.

About Forward Housing

  • Forward Housing Association is a Calgary-based, registered charity with a 40+ year history
  • We provide and operate over 700 permanent housing units across Calgary and have a direct line-of- sight to families who need support right now and throughout the year
  • We serve a diverse mix of low income Calgarians. Families and individuals with a variety of needs, including mental health and mobility challenges, the working poor, seniors and those leaving homelessness and domestic violence

THANK YOU FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION

For more information, contact:
Erika Cusimano: ecusimano@forwardhousing.ca -or- 403.968.4131
Annemarie Schiemann: aschiemann@forwardhousing.ca -or- 403.390.5926

 

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