In 1989, Good Shepherd Non-Profit Homes Inc. was founded by the Brothers of the Good Shepherd to develop supportive housing in Hamilton and Toronto. This housing would add to the continuum of services offered to the hungry, the homeless and the hard to house.
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Location: 35 Aikman Ave, Hamilton, ON L8M 3M8
Emmaus Place has 60 apartments (mostly one-bedroom with some bachelor and two-bedroom units). Tenants may include people living with mental or physical health issues, victims of domestic violence, the frail elderly and individuals living with HIV/AIDS. Support staff are located in the building to offer assistance with problem-solving, assist in managing health issues, provide information and referrals to community services, and coordinate social/recreational programming.
Location: 100 Locke South, Hamilton, ON L8P 4Y9
Taylor Apartments has 15 (11 one-bedroom and four two-bedroom ) supportive housing units for people with special needs: mental or physical disabilities, victims of domestic violence, the frail elderly and those living with HIV/AIDS.
To apply for residency at either of these locations, please come to 35 Aikman Avenue to complete an application form. There is approximately a five-year wait for these units.
These three-bedroom townhouses are dedicated to families who require minimal support rent-geared-to-income housing. The units on Aberdeen Avenue have six bedrooms specifically designed for large and extended families. Tenants in these units can access support from the on-site staff at Emmaus if required. To apply, visit Access to Housing at 498 KIng Street East (at Emerrald).
1990 614 King East, Hamilton is donated for the purpose of becoming a residence for homeless teens and opens as Brennan House
1993 Emmaus Place, at 35 Aikman Ave in Hamilton opens 66 supportive housing units
1999 Taylor Apartments at 100 Locke South in Hamilton opens 15 supportive housing units
1999 11 units of supportive housing located on Catherine Street North, Aberdeen Avenue, John Street North and Simcoe Street in Hamilton are transferred to GSNPH from the YMCA
2000 The HOMES Program in Hamilton (100 units) and the HOST Program in Toronto (100 units) are initiated to help get homeless, mentally ill individuals off the streets
2000 Mathias Place, a dedicated HOMES building, opens at 369 Main West in Hamilton with 28 supportive housing units
2000 40 units in the Ken Soble Apartment complex at 500 MacNab North in Hamilton are committed to the HOMES Program in partnership with the Hamilton Housing Corporation
2000 75 HOMES units are scattered throughout Hamilton in partnership with private landlords
2002 The HOMES program is allocated an additional 93 units of housing and the HOST program gains 40 more units
2002 McGinty House at 131 Catherine North is established to provide 10 units of transitional housing for men
2006 2 apartment buildings are purchased, adding 14 units to the HOMES program