Jennifer wants a decent apartment for herself and her unborn child.

Angela would like a home without bed bugs and Elliott needs a place that will accept him without worrying about his criminal record.

The three people seated outside the David Busby Street Centre in downtown Barrie are hoping the new partnership formed between Simcoe County, the City of Barrie, the Busby centre and Redwood Park Communities will mean a roof over their heads this year.

“We’ve been kicking around this idea for about two years now,” said Sara Peddle, executive director of Barrie’s Busby centre which offers resources and support services to approximately 300 people each year.