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Rebecca Pousette


Co:Here is Hiring!

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Co:Here is seeking to hire a President to lead the organization as we scale up to serve more Faith Based Organizations seeking to develop housing. Co:Here Foundation President Job Description The Role Co:Here Foundation is seeking a President who is passionate about empowering faith-based organizations to build affordable housing. This is an opportunity to lead a seed-funded entrepreneurial organization through its start-up phase and establish the culture of a high-impact, mission-driven organization. About Co:Here Foundation Our Mission: Co:Here…

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Co:Here Foundation receives implementation funding from the Housing Supply Challenge

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We are thrilled to announce that Co:Here Foundation is one of 14 organizations from across Canada selected to receive final funding from CMHC’s Housing Supply Challenge: Getting Started Round.  This funding is catalytic for Co:Here as we grow our capacity to launch our not-for-profit development consulting services for Faith-Based Organizations. Faith groups across the country are seeking to respond to the housing crisis, yet they often struggle in the early stages. Developing a feasible and mission-centred vision, funding early project costs, and establishing internal…

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Co:Here Foundation launches new phase

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In 2020, Co:Here Foundation began asking faith communities what support they needed as they considered affordable housing development projects on their land. We then began building a business case, and preparing to scale the organization to offer services to meet the needs that we heard. In January 2021, the Community Housing and Transformation Centre helped us launch our efforts to become a not-for-profit, early stage development consultant specifically for faith-based orgs. In June, Vancity provided additional start-up financial…

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The Church + Affordable Housing: A Virtual Event for Church Leadership Teams

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Saturday Nov 28, 2020 from 10:00 am to 12:45 pm CoHere Foundation is partnering with CityGate Leadership to host a virtual event designed to prompt imagination for how church communities can respond to the housing crisis. More Information Here. Over the past 7 years, Co:Here has often been asked how such a small faith community carried such a big project. There are many answers but the most notable is that the whole church carried the vision. Grandview Church’s…

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Sharing our story, and inspiring other housing projects

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We recently documented the  journey of developing Co:Here Housing, and created a video that tells the story. We hope that sharing our story, will stir the conversation towards building more affordable housing designed for community and belonging in our city. Does your faith community, or not-for-profit have land? Have you thought or dreamed about creating affordable housing as an extension of your organization’s mission? We believe more projects like this are possible, and we want to help them become reality. We are exploring the…

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Applications for Living at Co:Here Housing

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Applications for living at Co:Here housing are available each fall for a two month window. Salsbury Community Society, our building operator, will be accepting applications from September 1 – October 31, 2019.  If you know of anyone who is interested in living at Co:Here in the future and would like to add their name to the wait list pool, please encourage them to apply through Salsbury’s website or by contacting the Salsbury Community Society staff.

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