Surrey Homelessness & Housing Society Announces 2022 Grant Recipients
Surrey Homelessness & Housing Society has selected its 2022 grant recipients, supporting initiatives that will reduce and prevent homelessness in Surrey.
Surrey, B.C. – Surrey Homelessness & Housing Society has selected its 2022 grant recipients, supporting initiatives that will reduce and prevent homelessness in Surrey. Funded projects and programs will focus on contributing to the longer-term housing needs of priority populations in Surrey.
A total of $250,000 was granted to 9 projects that will address SHHS’s Key Funding Priorities:
- Capital Initiatives: $193,200
- Innovative Projects: $15,000
- Capacity-Building Initiatives: $41,800
Congratulations to SHHS’s 2022 grant recipients!
- Atira Women’s Resource Society
- Fraser Region Aboriginal Friendship Centre Association (2)
- Lookout Housing and Health Society
- New Hope Community Services Society
- SOS Children’s Village BC
- Surrey Urban Mission Society
- Surrey Vulnerable Women and Girls Working Group
- Young Women’s Christian Association
“Congratulations to all of the 2022 grant recipients and thank you for your dedication to supporting those who are most vulnerable in our community,” said Mayor Brenda Locke. “Housing is a basic human right and your work is changing lives. I commend all our grant recipients for their ongoing commitment and passion to creating solutions for those experiencing homelessness in Surrey.”
In response to the impacts of COVID-19 and increased challenges faced by priority populations in Surrey, SHHS quickly launched two funding calls in 2020. A total of $600,000 was granted to 30 local organizations to help meet the immediate and emerging needs of people experiencing or at risk of homelessness in Surrey.
In 2021, SHHS granted a total of $290,000 to nine community organizations, supporting projects that will create or maintain housing stock, programs that will increase access to housing, and initiatives that will build capacity in the homelessness and housing sector in Surrey.
SHHS’s vision is that everyone in Surrey has a home. Since its inception in 2007, SHHS has granted over $10 million to 150+ projects, supporting the development of Made-in-Surrey solutions – creating housing, programs, and partnerships that effectively respond to Surrey’s unique needs. Visit surreyhomeless.ca to learn more.