Dartmouth Housing Help is an adjunct program of Halifax Housing Help which is an innovative approach responding to at-risk and difficult to house individuals who have significant challenges in obtaining and retaining housing stability. The program aims to promote housing retention and improved health and social functioning among individuals who experience housing instability. The Dartmouth Housing Help Office is a joint project of Metro Non-Profit Housing Association and The Public Good Society of Dartmouth. Funding is provided by United Way of Halifax and Housing Nova Scotia.
Darcy Gillis is a housing support worker and responsible for the Dartmouth office. He joined the Dartmouth Housing Help team in August 2015 after previously working with Shelter Nova Scotia. Darcy is an advocate of creating more low income housing, making current housing stock more accessible and affordable, as well as informing individuals of their tenancy rights.
Darcy is an avid sports fan who enjoys playing recreational hockey and soccer while keeping a close eye on the Halifax Mooseheads. He believes in the positive potential and bright future of the Dartmouth community and HRM and is currently a volunteer with Between the Bridges. He can be found at the Dartmouth Housing Help office Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.