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Allocate 10% of New Condos to Poor in exchange for Action Plan

Any new multi family complex built within Calgary , allocate 10% of the units to the poor or those waiting for permanent housing. The housing will come with stipulations that the tenant provide a 2 year action plan on how he/she them will dedicate themselves to achieving the goal of moving out of that unit. Whether it to obtain retraining, kick addiction, have stability within the family , escape violence or what ever. While in the unit there are no parties, smoking drugs, drinking and the city has the right to remove them at any point if rules are violated. Support from government agencies will help with the action plan milestones, coaching and mentoring while people straighten themselves out.

Why is this an ambitious idea?

There is a selection process that encourages people to have a "next step" to get out of poverty (hopefully) and not just get a roof over their head. Many social services offer blanket coverage without any plan to move forward and "teach a person to fish" instead of just "giving them a fish". Those people who need a break and want to change the direction of their lives with the support of targeted services will have to focus for up to 2 years will have to work for it.

How do we measure the effectiveness of this idea?

Applicants laying out goals and the achievement of those goals will be the qualitative measurement of this idea.

How is this idea attainable through the use of technology or data?

I don't think this requires much technology and the data can be obtained by the application goals and the tracking of the goals by assigned social services

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