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Happipad offers short-term housing solution for wildfire victims

By Joe Thomson Jun 23, 2023 | 3:34 PM

Courtesy of Happipad.

Hundreds of homes were damaged or destroyed by the wildfires that ravaged the province earlier this month. Now, even more residents are left without a place to stay.

That’s where Happipad and their CEO Cailan Libby come in. Happipad is a nonprofit organization that was created to connect homeowners looking to rent their vacant spare bedrooms with people looking for affordable housing.

They’ve partnered with the provincial government to provide their service for free to victims of the wildfires.

“We created an emergency housing solution, which allowed homeowners to offer a space in their homes to invite these evacuees into their homes,” said Libby.

Libby says they need more people to offer their spare bedrooms on the service. The process is rather simple:

Libby emphasized that Happipad’s emergency housing solution is meant as a temporary fix while the province works to provide more long term solutions for displaced residents.


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