On this episode:
This episode we sit down to speak with Andrew Holeton. Andrew is Director of Operations at Ready to Rent BC. Building on a background in small business management, Andrew Holeton has worked in the community and social enterprise sector for 18 years in operational, developmental, policy and advocacy roles.
Following a decade of frontline experience in BC and Ontario, his past positions include management roles in employment services, skills training, and youth programs. After serving as Director of Social Enterprise with the Learning Enrichment Foundation in Toronto, Andrew and his wife moved to Victoria in 2015. Prior to working at Ready to Rent, Andrew was a Program Director with the Community Social Planning Council of Greater Victoria.
Listen in to learn about how RentSmart is rolling out in communities across the country and the key lessons learned.
Andrew also talks about an exciting new initiative that mitigates discrimination in the housing sector, the Landlord Guarantee Fund. This will help support youth leaving care to find and maintain rental housing.
This podcast is supported by the Vancouver Foundation.