Services

Since its foundation in 1986, with evolving members and clients, ROMEL has been constantly working on expanding its services to the community. Today, the organization has more than 45 members and has developed an expertise in various areas:
 

* Community Real Estate and the Technical Resources Group
The Technical Resources Group (GRT) includes a team of project managers and research leaders, experienced in the field of community real estate, who together have contributed to the creation of more than 1100 social housing units since the early 90’s.
  • While the scope of development extends over the island of Montreal, ROMEL has achieved projects in and about: Côte-des-Neiges (CDN), Notre-Dame-de-Grace (NDG), Villeray/ St. Michel/ Parc-Extension, St. Laurent, Lachine, Montréal North, Rivière-des-Prairies/ Pointe-aux-Trembles, Ahuntsic/ Cartierville, Grenville and Pierrefonds.
  • ROMEL has broadened its challenges by reaching to groups of parents wishing to develop Childcare Centers. Consequently, it works closely with the "Association des Groupes de Ressources Techniques du Québec (AGRTQ)", as well as the three other GRTs operating in Montreal.

* PropertyManagement and Querbes Management Corporation
  • ROMEL provides comprehensive services in the fields of property management, the purchase and conversion of housings, including their repairs or renovation.
  • "Société de Gestion Querbes (SGQ)" is well equipped with a state of the art information system and a supporting, multidisciplinary team able to effectively manage several projects simultaneously.
  • "Société de Gestion Querbes (SGQ)" is managing over 800 residential units in different Montreal neighbourhoods

* Transition Homes
ROMEL offers temporary shelter for those in need at its Transition Homes located at the following locations:

1) 11977 Poincaré Street (for men)- 28 units
2) 3429 Prud’homme (for women)- 15 units

* Housing Research and Data Bank
On the island of Montréal, there are hundreds of apartments and households available for rent at any point in time. ROMEL assists prospective tenants to find adequate housing that meets their needs. This Data Bank is also available for refugee claimants referred to ROMEL by the immigration department (Le Ministère de l'Immigration et des communautés culturelles du Québec) MICC.

* Diversified Training Sessions
ROMEL offers training services in the following areas: important information when searching for an apartment, caution against discrimination, lease and insurance contracts, rights and obligations of social housings, real-estate management in a multiethnic environment, the Rental Board and the Tenants’ Committee, programs related to private housing ownership, etc.

* Communication Tools
ROMEL has produced many informational tools on a variety of topics in several languages, such as our guides:  `Looking for a Place to Live` and  `Civic Participation`, As well as pamphlets answering concerns related to housing, and powerful thematic tools that animators use to introduce the various social housing programs offered.

* Community Services
ROMEL supports victims of discrimination, organizes effective awareness campaigns with various partners, holds continual door-to-door visits to inspect early signs of deterioration, assists clients in their procedure with the Housing Board (Régie du Logement), as well as in applying for the rent supplement program, rent allowance applications amongst others.

* Innovative Projects
ROMEL is in constant development of new services related to housing, such as: Land Trust Community, Loan Fund, Working Cooperative in renovation construction, `First Door` Pilot Project, and initiatives in `Residential Integration`.