On April 1 RainCity will begin operating a Clinical Intensive Case Management (ICM) Team in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. This Housing First outreach team will assist people in locating places to live that are a little more affordable while building and maintaining relationships with landlords.
There are 40 rent supplements that help ensure folks can have some choice where they want to live. The team includes support workers, peer and Indigenous workers, as well as clinical staff and provides regular access to a psychiatrist and addictions doctor.
Like elsewhere in the Lower Mainland, accommodation can be incredibly hard to find. The team will provide round the clock access for landlords and ICM participants, as well as a growing network of landlords who we hope will want to participate in providing affordable housing, almost always the first step in creating a home.
Read the local news article with a number of funding announcements for Ridge-Meadows.