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The Community Social Planning Council of Victoria, BC, Can. recently released this guide on innovative examples in the social service sector.

The guide is quite useful for communities with the growing needs for integrating social services into existing community spaces and provides a preliminary overview of strategies for redeveloping these spaces for social purposes.

With an initial glance into historical developments and contemporary solutions, the guide takes readers through three strategic areas and offers of key resources on affordable housing development model and social purpose real estate.

Appreciating the heavy cost associated with establishing transitional housing into market value, the shortage of low-income housing, the lack of services and access to resources, identifies key issues to the housing in Victoria. Combined with the growing affordability challenge, these issues increase the need for innovative solutions born by redeveloping church land.

Social enterprises enter the scene as their operations suit the infrastructure…

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