Affordable housing is the scaffolding refugees need to rebuild and feel settled

Affordable housing is the scaffolding refugees need to rebuild and feel settled

For newcomers to Canada, obtaining decent and affordable housing in a safe and welcoming neighbourhood is an anchor point for a new start. In addition to fulfilling the elemental need for shelter, it provides a base from which to seek out other key resources such as health-care providers, schools, language training and job counselling. It is also the scaffolding for rebuilding a sense of feeling settled, being “at home.”

PUBLICATION DATE: 2016