The Keys to Home Project was initiated in 2015 by over a dozen community agencies and programs that identified homelessness and the growing scarcity of safe and affordable rental housing as one of Cranbrook’s key social and economic challenges.


A five-point action plan was developed, informed by successful efforts in other communities across Canada and the U.S.. The plan is guided by the philosophy that all people deserve adequate housing, and that adequate housing provides people with a higher likelihood of moving forward with their lives.


The five points below provide the framework for action.

1.  Better Data for Decision Making

2.  Breaking the Cycle of Homelessness

3.  Community Service Alignment and Coordinated Access

4.  Increase Affordable Housing Options

5.  Community Collaboration and Engagement