Victims of Violence Policy

If you are living in an abusive situation, and are seeking safe affordable housing, Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation (NLHC) may be able to assist you. Through our Victims of Violence Policy:

  • We assist victims of violence when applying for housing or seeking a transfer within NLHC;
  • An applicant may apply for housing if they are in an abusive home situation, seek temporary refuge with friends or relatives, or move to an emergency shelter;
  • Applicants are assigned a Social Worker to help them through the process, answer their questions and can refer them to any counseling they may require;
  • All applications are kept strictly confidential.


If you need assistance, please contact your local Regional Office:

St. John’s/Mount Pearl 



Corner Brook and Stephenville

Grand Falls and Gander

Happy Valley – Goose Bay

Labrador City

NLHC is aware that one of the greatest issues facing victims of violence is finding a safe affordable place to live. As a Violence Prevention Initiative partner, NLHC recognizes that the lack of appropriate or available permanent shelter may often prevent families from escaping an abusive environment. Since 1991, NLHC has offered alternative housing for victims of violence and has helped more than 1,500 families province-wide regain control and rebuild their lives.