Open House

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The London Housing Registry (#LHR) welcomed members of the public to an Open House to celebrate the results of the educational housing workshops in collaboration with the Thames Valley District School Board (#TVDSB) and other community organizations last June 15, 2017. Ontario Trillium Foundation (#OTF) Grant Review Team member, Chris Harding, was on hand to congratulate the group and hear more about the housing workshops and how this new initiative is making a positive impact on the community.

OTF and LHR Open House pic 1

The London Housing Registry is delighted with the results of our pilot project: Successfully secured housing for 113 youth, delivered 80 educational housing workshops to 884 youth/high school students and gave out over 13,000 educational handouts to help with independent living and budgeting. Education is key to preventing youth homelessness.

London Housing Registry receives windfall from Ontario Trillium Foundation

Media Release

June 15, 2017

London – On Thursday, the London Housing Registry (LHR) welcomed members of the public to an Open House to celebrate the results of the educational housing workshops in collaboration with the Thames Valley District School Board and other community organizations.  Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) Grant Review Team member, Chris Harding, was on hand to congratulate the group and hear more about the housing workshops and how this new initiative is making a positive impact on the community.

For more than three decades, London Housing Registry has been helping households that are living at or are below the poverty line, secure and maintain housing in the private sector. And thanks to a $54,300 Ontario Trillium Foundation Seed grant, LHR created and implemented an Educational Housing Workshop for high school students.  The curriculum covers financial literacy, fire safety, City Bylaws that effect housing, roommate agreement, rights and responsibilities for both tenant and landlord and the Residential Tenancies Act.

The London Housing Registry is delighted with the results of our pilot project: Successfully secured housing for 113 youth, delivered 80 educational housing workshops to 884 youth/high school students and gave out over 13,000 educational handouts to help with independent living and budgeting. Education is key to preventing  youth homelessness.

Since its creation in 1984, LHR has successfully housed 24,058 families and individuals in private sector housing and continue to provide housing referrals. It has been a vital resource for clients seeking affordable housing, employment opportunities, training programs, and other community resources that have improved their lives. It continues to maintain strong partnerships with private landlords, home owners, and property management companies on a weekly and monthly basis, updating available housing that is not necessarily advertised anywhere else and some exclusively to LHR.  To learn more about the workshops, or to book a workshop contact the London Housing Registry 519.434.3344 or visit the website at www.londonhousingregisitry.com

An agency of he Government of Ontario, the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) is one of Canada’s largest granting foundations.  With a budget of over $136 million, OTF awards grants to some 1,000 projects every year to build healthy and vibrant Ontario communities. www.otf.ca

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For more information, please contact:
Shelley Milos, Executive Director
London Housing Registry

OTF and LHR Open House pic 5

Outreach Intake Worker – Unity Project (Volunteer)

Time Commitment: 6+ months (4 months as Junior Volunteer and 2 months as Senior Mentor).

Position Description: . The London Housing Registry has been a part of London for over 32 years, and part of our success is the strong commitment and loyalty of our volunteers. We are not only serving the chronic and episodic part of the homeless population but anyone who are experiencing a housing crisis.

Our volunteers are the stars of our programs, without them, we will never thrive. We will never reach three decades of community services, helping the most vulnerable segment of our community.

We are looking for the next star, a person who is passionate and dedicated. A person who is searching for meaningful volunteer opportunities. And finally, a person who has a genuine interest in helping others particularly those who are in housing crisis.

If you would like to gain experience in front-line social service and would like to jump start career exploration into social services, this is the place to be!

The Outreach Intake Worker will conduct outreach services off-site to our partner agencies. The volunteer will work for four months as Junior Volunteer and eventually progress to Senior Volunteer. Afterward, mentoring opportunities will be given to further enhance leadership skills.

The Outreach Intake Worker – Unity Project is required to work Monday morning 9:30 am to 11:00 am bi-weekly. The volunteer must be flexible with hours as scheduling can be unpredictable at times.

Details of Job Description:
• Assists and interviews off-site clients who are interested in private sector rental units
• Provides information about The London Housing Registry’s program and services
• Makes appointment for client to view unit as deemed appropriate
• Provide information about community programs and services
• Provides description information about vacant rental units
• Provides additional referrals as necessary
• Facilitates educational workshops
• Attends staff meetings and others as assigned
• Maintain statistical information for monthly reports
• Other duties as assigned

Skills and Experience Required:
• Knowledge of homeless issues and housing barriers
• Knowledge of The Residential Tenancies Act 2006
• Knowledge of Landlord Tenant Board Procedures and Policy
• Knowledge of housing related legislations (provincial and municipal by-laws)
• Knowledge of income support for low-income individuals and families (OW, ODSP, etc.)
• Tact and diplomacy are required to resolve complex problems and sensitive issues
• Adaptability to deal with a diverse client population and sensitive information
• Excellent communication, problem-solving and presentation skills in order to relate effectively with social agencies and other groups
• Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to effectively interview and communicate with a diverse population having widely differing needs and requirements
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Excellent Writing and computer skills (MS Office, Excel, PowerPoint)

LHR 2017 Polar Bear Plunge (12)Volunteer Opportunity Information:
Please email your cover letter, completed volunteer application form, and resume
***Please write ‘Volunteering @ LHR‘ in the subject line of your e-mail***
• 6 weekly hours / 6-month commitment
• Public Transportation is Available
• No Parking (please arrange your parking if you wish to drive)
• Fragrance-free and open door office environment
• Office Hours: Monday – Thursday 9 AM – 3 PM
Volunteer Hours: Monday 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM bi-weekly, Flexibility with schedule is an asset

How to Apply:
Email: Florencio Viray, Volunteer Manager
lhrvolunteering@gmail.com
Deadline to Apply: (until position is filled)

Activities:
• Data Entry
• Leadership Development
• Communications / Writing
• Mentoring / Tutoring
• Referrals Public Speaking / Facilitation
• Project Management
• Peer Support

Required Qualifications/Training: Post-secondary education in Sociology, Psychology, Community Development, or a Social Services Certificate from a Community College and/or related work experience

The London Housing Registry encouraged diversity in the work place by encouraging open dialogue, acceptance, and tolerance of everyone’s belief, culture, gender issues and background. We encourage everyone to apply and those who are looking for meaningful volunteering!

#LHR, #ldnont, #volunteering@LHR, #volunteering, #volunteeringAtLHR, #housing, #UnityProject

Outreach Intake Worker – YAC (Volunteer)

Time Commitment: 6+ months (4 months as Junior Volunteer and 2 months as Senior Mentor).

Position Description: . The London Housing Registry has been a part of London for over 32 years, and part of our success is the strong commitment and loyalty of our volunteers. We are not only serving the chronic and episodic part of the homeless population but anyone who are experiencing a housing crisis.

Our volunteers are the stars of our programs, without them, we will never thrive. We will never reach three decades of community services, helping the most vulnerable segment of our community.

We are looking for the next star, a person who is passionate and dedicated. A person who is searching for meaningful volunteer opportunities. And finally, a person who has a genuine interest in helping others particularly those who are in housing crisis.

If you would like to gain experience in front-line social service and would like to jump start career exploration into social services, this is the place to be!

The Outreach Intake Worker will conduct outreach services off-site to our partner agencies. The volunteer will work for four months as Junior Volunteer and eventually progress to Senior Volunteer. Afterward, mentoring opportunities will be given to further enhance leadership skills.

The Outreach Intake Worker – Youth Action Centre is required to work late afternoon (4:30 pm) to early evening (6:00 pm) on Thursday, bi-weekly. Also, the volunteer will co-facilitate a monthly housing workshop in conjunction with the YAC’s housing program, first Tuesday of each month from 6 pm to 7:15 pm. The volunteer must be flexible with hours as scheduling can be unpredictable at times.

Details of Job Description:
• Assists and interviews off-site clients who are interested in private sector rental units
• Provides information about The London Housing Registry’s program and services
• Makes appointment for client to view unit as deemed appropriate
• Provide information about community programs and services
• Provides description information about vacant rental units
• Provides additional referrals as necessary
• Facilitates educational workshops
• Attends staff meetings and others as assigned
• Maintain statistical information for monthly reports
• Other duties as assigned

Skills and Experience Required:
• Knowledge of homeless issues and housing barriers
• Knowledge of The Residential Tenancies Act 2006
• Knowledge of Landlord Tenant Board Procedures and Policy
• Knowledge of housing related legislations (provincial and municipal by-laws)
• Knowledge of income support for low-income individuals and families (OW, ODSP, etc.)
• Tact and diplomacy are required to resolve complex problems and sensitive issues
• Adaptability to deal with a diverse client population and sensitive information
• Excellent communication, problem-solving and presentation skills in order to relate effectively with social agencies and other groups
• Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to effectively interview and communicate with a diverse population having widely differing needs and requirements
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Excellent Writing and computer skills (MS Office, Excel, PowerPoint)

LHR 2017 Polar Bear Plunge (12)Volunteer Opportunity Information:
Please email your cover letter, completed volunteer application form, and resume
***Please write ‘Volunteering @ LHR‘ in the subject line of your e-mail***
• 6 weekly hours / 6-month commitment
• Public Transportation is Available
• No Parking (please arrange your parking if you wish to drive)
• Fragrance-free and open door office environment
• Office Hours: Monday – Thursday 9 AM – 3 PM
Volunteer Hours: Thursday 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM bi-weekly and first Tuesday of each month 6:00 PM – 7:15 PM, Flexibility with schedule is an asset

How to Apply:
Email: Florencio Viray, Volunteer Manager
lhrvolunteering@gmail.com
Deadline to Apply: (until position is filled)

Activities:
• Data Entry
• Leadership Development
• Communications / Writing
• Mentoring / Tutoring
• Referrals Public Speaking / Facilitation
• Project Management
• Peer Support

Required Qualifications/Training: Post-secondary education in Sociology, Psychology, Community Development, or a Social Services Certificate from a Community College and/or related work experience

The London Housing Registry encouraged diversity in the work place by encouraging open dialogue, acceptance, and tolerance of everyone’s belief, culture, gender issues and background. We encourage everyone to apply and those who are looking for meaningful volunteering!

#LHR, #ldnont, #volunteering@LHR, #volunteering, #volunteeringAtLHR, #YAC, #YouthActionCentre

Outreach Intake Worker – My Sisters’ Place (Volunteer)

Time Commitment: 6+ months (4 months as Junior Volunteer and 2 months as Senior Mentor).

Position Description: . The London Housing Registry has been a part of London for over 32 years, and part of our success is the strong commitment and loyalty of our volunteers. We are not only serving the chronic and episodic part of the homeless population but anyone who are experiencing a housing crisis.

Our volunteers are the stars of our programs, without them, we will never thrive. We will never reach three decades of community services, helping the most vulnerable segment of our community.

We are looking for the next star, a person who is passionate and dedicated. A person who is searching for meaningful volunteer opportunities. And finally, a person who has a genuine interest in helping others particularly those who are in housing crisis.

If you would like to gain experience in front-line social service and would like to jump start career exploration into social services, this is the place to be!

The Outreach Intake Worker will conduct outreach services off-site to our partner agencies. The volunteer will work for four months as Junior Volunteer and eventually progress to Senior Volunteer. Afterward, mentoring opportunities will be given to further enhance leadership skills.

The Outreach Intake Worker – My Sisters’ Place is required to work 10:00 am till noon on Tuesday, weekly. The volunteer must be flexible with hours as scheduling can be unpredictable at times.

Details of Job Description:
• Assists and interviews off-site clients who are interested in private sector rental units
• Provides information about The London Housing Registry’s program and services
• Makes appointment for client to view unit as deemed appropriate
• Provide information about community programs and services
• Provides description information about vacant rental units
• Provides additional referrals as necessary
• Facilitates educational workshops
• Attends staff meetings and others as assigned
• Maintain statistical information for monthly reports
• Other duties as assigned

Skills and Experience Required:
• Knowledge of homeless issues and housing barriers
• Knowledge of The Residential Tenancies Act 2006
• Knowledge of Landlord Tenant Board Procedures and Policy
• Knowledge of housing related legislations (provincial and municipal by-laws)
• Knowledge of income support for low-income individuals and families (OW, ODSP, etc.)
• Tact and diplomacy are required to resolve complex problems and sensitive issues
• Adaptability to deal with a diverse client population and sensitive information
• Excellent communication, problem-solving and presentation skills in order to relate effectively with social agencies and other groups
• Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to effectively interview and communicate with a diverse population having widely differing needs and requirements
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Excellent Writing and computer skills (MS Office, Excel, PowerPoint)

LHR 2017 Polar Bear Plunge (12)Volunteer Opportunity Information:
Please email your cover letter, completed volunteer application form, and resume
***Please write ‘Volunteering @ LHR‘ in the subject line of your e-mail***
• 6 weekly hours / 6-month commitment
• Public Transportation is Available
• No Parking (please arrange your parking if you wish to drive)
• Fragrance-free and open door office environment
• Office Hours: Monday – Thursday 9 AM – 3 PM
Volunteer Hours: Tuesday 10 AM – Noon Weekly, Flexibility with schedule is an asset

How to Apply:
Email: Florencio Viray, Volunteer Manager
lhrvolunteering@gmail.com
Deadline to Apply: (until position is filled)

Activities:
• Data Entry
• Leadership Development
• Communications / Writing
• Mentoring / Tutoring
• Referrals Public Speaking / Facilitation
• Project Management
• Peer Support

Required Qualifications/Training: Post-secondary education in Sociology, Psychology, Community Development, or a Social Services Certificate from a Community College and/or related work experience

The London Housing Registry encouraged diversity in the work place by encouraging open dialogue, acceptance, and tolerance of everyone’s belief, culture, gender issues and background. We encourage everyone to apply and those who are looking for meaningful volunteering!

#LHR, #ldnont, #volunteering@LHR, #volunteering, #volunteeringAtLHR, #MSP, #MySistersPlace

Outreach Intake Worker – Centre of Hope (Volunteer)

Time Commitment: 6+ months (4 months as Junior Volunteer and 2 months as Senior Mentor).

Position Description: . The London Housing Registry has been a part of London for over 32 years, and part of our success is the strong commitment and loyalty of our volunteers. We are not only serving the chronic and episodic part of the homeless population but anyone who are experiencing a housing crisis.

Our volunteers are the stars of our programs, without them, we will never thrive. We will never reach three decades of community services, helping the most vulnerable segment of our community.

We are looking for the next star, a person who is passionate and dedicated. A person who is searching for meaningful volunteer opportunities. And finally, a person who has a genuine interest in helping others particularly those who are in housing crisis.

If you would like to gain experience in front-line social service and would like to jump start career exploration into social services, this is the place to be!

The Outreach Intake Worker will conduct outreach services off-site to our partner agencies. The volunteer will work for four months as Junior Volunteer and eventually progress to Senior Volunteer. Afterward, mentoring opportunities will be given to further enhance leadership skills.

The Outreach Intake Worker – Centre of Hope is required to work early morning till noon on Tuesday, weekly. The volunteer must be flexible with hours as scheduling can be unpredictable at times.

Details of Job Description:
• Assists and interviews off-site clients who are interested in private sector rental units
• Provides information about The London Housing Registry’s program and services
• Makes appointment for client to view unit as deemed appropriate
• Provide information about community programs and services
• Provides description information about vacant rental units
• Provides additional referrals as necessary
• Facilitates educational workshops
• Attends staff meetings and others as assigned
• Maintain statistical information for monthly reports
• Other duties as assigned

Skills and Experience Required:
• Knowledge of homeless issues and housing barriers
• Knowledge of The Residential Tenancies Act 2006
• Knowledge of Landlord Tenant Board Procedures and Policy
• Knowledge of housing related legislations (provincial and municipal by-laws)
• Knowledge of income support for low-income individuals and families (OW, ODSP, etc.)
• Tact and diplomacy are required to resolve complex problems and sensitive issues
• Adaptability to deal with a diverse client population and sensitive information
• Excellent communication, problem-solving and presentation skills in order to relate effectively with social agencies and other groups
• Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to effectively interview and communicate with a diverse population having widely differing needs and requirements
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Excellent Writing and computer skills (MS Office, Excel, PowerPoint)

LHR 2017 Polar Bear Plunge (12)Volunteer Opportunity Information:
Please email your cover letter, completed volunteer application form, and resume
***Please write ‘Volunteering @ LHR‘ in the subject line of your e-mail***
• 6 weekly hours / 6-month commitment
• Public Transportation is Available
• No Parking (please arrange your parking if you wish to drive)
• Fragrance-free and open door office environment
• Office Hours: Monday – Thursday 9 AM – 3 PM
Volunteer Hours: Monday – Tuesday 8 AM – Noon, Flexibility with schedule is an asset

How to Apply:
Email: Florencio Viray, Volunteer Manager
lhrvolunteering@gmail.com
Deadline to Apply: (until position is filled)

Activities:
• Data Entry
• Leadership Development
• Communications / Writing
• Mentoring / Tutoring
• Referrals Public Speaking / Facilitation
• Project Management
• Peer Support

Required Qualifications/Training: Post-secondary education in Sociology, Psychology, Community Development, or a Social Services Certificate from a Community College and/or related work experience

The London Housing Registry encouraged diversity in the work place by encouraging open dialogue, acceptance, and tolerance of everyone’s belief, culture, gender issues and background. We encourage everyone to apply and those who are looking for meaningful volunteering!

#LHR, #ldnont, #volunteering@LHR, #volunteering, #volunteeringAtLHR, #CofH, #centreofhope