Housing and Services

Ensuring safe, secure, and clean housing throughout Edmonton.

Everyone Deserves a Home

Dwayne’s Housing specializes in housing individuals who are homeless or at-risk of becoming homeless. Over 60% of our residents are considered “hard-to-house.” Our success comes from adapting our services to clients and not clients to our services.

Dwayne’s Housing is known for:

  • Ensuring safe, secure, and clean housing throughout Edmonton.
  • Facilitating tailored services to meet clients’ needs.
  • Responding quickly to house people within hours and days of receiving a referral.
  • Approaching all clients on and case-by-case basis.
  • Working without judgment.
  • Treating people as equals and with unparalleled respect.

Our Vision:  At Dwayne’s Housing we believe that one day our short term solution for the chronically homeless with the initiative taken by the community spirit of Edmontonians and Albertans will one day transition to ending homelessness.

Food/Clothing Bank
These services make a huge difference in many of our clients’ lives. We are happy to link them to food and clothing provision services if needed.

Furniture
Dwayne’s Housing homes are furnished. Long-term clients can be put on a payment plan to own this furniture.

Home care
Interim home care is available in extreme cases when clients are unable to take care of themselves and their homes without daily assistance.

Housekeeping
Clients are responsible for keeping their homes clean and many take pride in doing so. Our partner, Missing Link, is an invaluable resource that ensures rooms and common areas are clean by training clients on how to maintain cleanliness themselves and by performing housekeeping duties on a regular basis.

Housing
We provide short term affordable housing to those who are chronically homeless. Consisting of board and lodging from $800.00 to $1000.00, depending on living arrangement and the location.

Maintenance
Our maintenance staff monitor our properties to make sure that they are in line with health and safety standards. When major repair is required, we pull together the right team and take care of everything. Often, when clients move out, houses require a lot of work. It is normal for us to gut and rebuild areas within our homes or a entire apartment for the next resident.

Referrals
We are in constant contact with many of our clients and get to know their needs. We encourage clients to connect with service providers and refer them when requested.

Supervision
As part of our harm reduction strategy, Dwayne’s Housing properties are equipped with surveillance cameras in common areas so that we can provide 24hr supervision for our clients. We also visit our properties regularly, enforce rules around visitors and alcohol/drug use, and observe living dynamics to maintain peace in every household. As a result, disputes, theft, and violence have reduced significantly. The surrounding communities have also experienced decreases in harmful activities.