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The Friendly Landlord Network - A Resource for Landlords and Youth Transitioning out of Care
Aunt Leah's Place
In this episode, we sit down with Christina Grammenos, Community Engagement Coordinator at Aunt Leah’s Place. Christina’s main role is developing The Friendly Landlord Network – a Metro Vancouver-wide network of homeowners and property managers who are interested in renting to youth who have aged out of foster care. The Friendly Landlord Network provides landlords with the opportunity to be part of the solution and offer safe, affordable housing to youth transitioning out of care.
In this episode, we talk about how being a good tenant is not something you innately know and how discrimination in housing disproportionately affects youth. We discuss the landlord mitigation fund and the research partnership between Aunt Leah’s and Ready to Rent. Finally, Christina touches on the economic and moral importance of a homelessness prevention model to support housing stability.
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This podcast is supported by the Vancouver Foundation.