Interested in living at SHOW?
Once people move into SHOW, they tend to stay. Our work to support our tenants from homelessness to housing stability translates to low turnover, and usually only a couple of openings for new tenants each year.
If you would like to become a resident at SHOW, you must first be assessed for eligibility through the Region of Waterloo’s Prioritized Access to Housing Stability (PATHS) coordinated access process. Through this process, people are added to the PATHS priority list to wait for available Supportive Housing units and/or other appropriate outreach services.
To get on the PATHS list, please go to one of Lutherwood’s Housing Resource Centres:
In Kitchener: 41 Weber St. West, between 8:30am and 4:30pm, Phone: 519-749-2450
In Cambridge: 35 Dickson Street, between 8:30am and 4:30pm. Phone: 519-623-9383
You will be asked to complete a SPDAT assessment to get a better understanding of your housing support needs. At this time, please specify to the Lutherwood worker that you want to live at SHOW.
When you are getting close to the top of the PATHS list, you will be contacted by SHOW staff to meet. During this meeting, SHOW staff will answer any questions you might have about living at SHOW. Potential tenants of SHOW are asked to give their consent, allowing SHOW staff to confer with connected agencies and workers on how we might best support your ongoing stability.
It is important for potential tenants to understand what “supportive housing” means. The supportive piece comes not only with 24-hour staffing, but that our staff have an ongoing relationship with other agencies and supports that are in place for our tenants.
Our staff work closely with the person and their supports to ensure that while a person lives at SHOW, community connections can be maintained.
If you have general questions about SHOW, you may also contact the Program Manager at 519-886-8200, extension 22.