Survivors of Domestic Violence – Portable Housing Benefit

Housing is a key barrier to fleeing violence. Survivors commonly face homelessness and housing insecurity. The portable housing benefit pilot program is a provincial initiative that provides survivors of domestic violence the option to choose a portable housing benefit instead of social housing.

This policy brief explores survivors’ experiences accessing the portable housing benefit. The brief makes recommendations to improve access to the program, increase housing options for women and increase awareness and knowledge of the program.