Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Where is the house located?
A: Our first house is located in the heart of Brantford, within walking distance to Why Not Youth Centre. This allows for the program participants to have quick, easy access to us if they need us. Out of respect and privacy for our soon-to-be residents and our neighbours we have chosen not to disclose the exact location of the house.
Q: Who will be living in the house?
A: Why Not Youth Housing is open for applications for youth who regularly attend Why Not Youth Centre who are facing homelessness or who are at risk of homelessness.
Q: Can I, or someone I know, apply to rent a room in the Why Not House(s)?
A: Why Not Youth Housing and its programming are designed for youth who regularly attend Why Not Youth Centre. Applicants must be regular attendants of the youth centre.
Q: Why are rooms only designated for youth who attend Why Not?
A: Why Not Youth Housing, like Why Not Youth Centre, is founded on the principle of empowering youth through relationships. Youth facing homelessness often face a number of other barriers that prevent them from completing their education, getting a job or any other goals they might have for themselves. We have relationships with the youth who come to Why Not, we know who they are, their stories, goals, and barriers they may be up against; this means as we accept program participants into the house we can work with them having already formed relationships, to develop a program tailored to them and their goals.