The Human Development Council is the Community Entity (CE) for Reaching Home, Canada’s Homelessness Strategy. In our role as the CE, we work with local Community Advisory Boards in Fredericton, Moncton and Saint John to develop community plans and priorities and fund projects, through an open transparent process, to deliver programs and services that will lead to measurable reductions in homelessness. 

Canada’s Homelessness Strategy is a community-based program aimed at preventing and reducing homelessness across Canada. This program provides funding to urban, Indigenous, rural and remote communities to help them address their local homelessness needs.

Reaching Home supports the goals of the National Housing Strategy, in particular, to support the most vulnerable Canadians in maintaining safe, stable and affordable housing and to reduce chronic homelessness nationally by 50% by the fiscal year 2027 to 2028.

For more information on Reaching Home funding please contact Greg Bishop by email at or by calling 506.636.8541.  

Here are the projects currently being supported by Reaching Home funding in the designated communities of Fredericton, Moncton and Saint John. 

Fredericton – 2020-2021 community allocation: $363,099 Funding Amount 
John Howard Society of Fredericton- Housing First program  $                238,000 
Fredericton Shelter’s Inc. – By-Names-List Coordinator $                   54,000 
Fredericton Shelter’s Inc.  – Continuum Services $                   22,000 
Under One Sky – Homelessness Prevention  $                     7,500 
Capital project RFP open now  $                   41,600 
total  $                363,100 
Moncton – 2020-2021 community allocation: $384,864 Funding Amount 
YWCA Moncton – Housing First    $                165,228 
John Howard – Affordable Housing Specialist $                   80,000 
Salvus Clinic – Peer supportive Housing and prevention program $                126,865 
John Howard Street and Outreach Case Manager $                   10,000 
total  $                382,093 
Saint John – 2020-2021 community allocation: $342,790 Funding Amount 
Coverdale Centre for Women – Capital project $                   25,000 
Fresh Start Services for Women – Hearthstone project $                   90,000 
Housing Alternatives – Housing First Saint John  $                119,976 
Outflow Ministry – Shelter Diversion  $                   46,000 
Partner’s for Youth – Housing First for Youth  $                   40,000 
Resource Centre for Youth – Youth Case Management $                   21,700 
total  $                342,676 

The Human Development Council retains a 12.5% administration fee on annual allocations.