affordable housing

The Centre for Urban Health Solutions, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael’s Hospital
October 04, 2017

What happens to young people experiencing homelessness once they become housed? Surprisingly, while there have been many studies on what drives young people to the streets and what keeps them there, there have been very few studies designed to follow young people in their journey off the streets.

In March 2015, I began 10 months of intense field work, hanging out with nine young people who had recently left the shelter system in Toronto, Canada and moved into market rent housing. My...

On January 24, I gave a presentation to students at the University of Calgary as part of the Certificate in Working with Homeless Populations program. The goal of this presentation was to discuss ways students could advocate to senior orders of government for better public policy that can help end homelessness.

My PowerPoint slides from the...

Homeless Hub
October 21, 2016
Categories: Ask the Hub

The Homeless Hub has written extensively on affordable housing across Canada, and the lack thereof. Just yesterday we released our 2016 State of Homelessness in Canada report, where we outlined how we can collectively prevent and end homelessness in Canada. However, I will keep this entry specifically on the topic of wait lists, and what can be done...

Canadian Observatory on Homelessness/Homeless Hub: York University
October 07, 2016
Categories: Ask the Hub

This question was asked anonymously via our latest website survey: “What are the latest policy developments on housing in Toronto and GTA? Any signs of improvements on affordable housing and supportive housing?”

We’ve written extensively about the lack of affordable housing in Canada, and this is a very acute problem in...

Canadian Observatory on Homelessness/Homeless Hub: York University
April 29, 2016
Categories: Ask the Hub

This question was asked anonymously via our latest website survey: What are some ways that affordable housing has been built, even in these very austere times?

On this website, my peers and I have written extensively about the lack of affordable housing in Canada and how it’s a key contributor to homelessness. Housing is considered affordable by the Canada Mortgage and Housing...

A Way Home Canada
April 19, 2016
Categories: Ask the Hub

We received many questions about tiny houses recently in our website survey, on our social media and on the Community Workspace on Homelessness. This is the final part in our three-part Homeless Hub series on this topic. To catch up on the series, you can read part one and part two on this blog. ...

A Way Home Canada
April 15, 2016
Categories: Ask the Hub

We received many questions about tiny houses recently in our website survey, on our social media and on the Community Workspace on Homelessness. This is part two of a three-part Homeless Hub series on this topic. You can read our part one in the series here.

Over on the...

York University; Canadian Observatory on Homelessness/Homeless Hub
December 16, 2015

This week’s infographic takes a look at the relationship that exists between affordable housing and food accessibility. The infographic comes from a series published by the Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association (ONPHA) that were designed to help raise awareness about Canada’s affordable housing crisis. ONPHA is the voice of non-profit...

York University; Canadian Observatory on Homelessness/Homeless Hub
December 09, 2015

There is a growing demand for affordable housing across Canada. Affordable housing in Canada that is subsidized is supported by a mixture of provincial and federal funding sources. This week’s infographic, published by the ONPHA (Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association), looks at the need for increased federal investment in affordable housing in Ontario.

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Canadian Observatory on Homelessness/Homeless Hub: York University
August 07, 2015
Categories: Ask the Hub

In our latest website survey, Lara .C. asked: How can we change Canada's institutions (e.g. tax code, zoning laws) to incentivize building low-end rental market housing? 

This is a great question Lara, and certainly one many researchers, activists and advocates have been asking for decades. I am constantly saying that what we really need (among other things) is more...

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