In our latest website survey, Brenda S. asked: “What contributions have been provided by Indigenous academia that are specifically designed within an Indigenous framework on Indigenous homelessness in Canada?"
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This question came from Kristina B. via our latest website survey: “Do you have any tips on how to educate landlords about human and tenant rights; as well as dealing with slumlords?”
This question came from Jonathan S. via our latest website survey: “It’s been suggested that PTSD is common among people who have been homeless for a long time. What research has been conducted to show this and what avenues have been put into place to ease them back into community living?”
This question came from Celidh W. via our latest website survey: “With the extremely long waitlist for social housing, it seems almost impossible for individuals facing homelessness to gain access to affordable housing. What policies/procedures/changes could be implemented to help ensure more people can actually obtain housing when they need it most?”
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?
This question came from Bill T. via our latest website survey.
Homelessness in Canada’s remote and northern communities is unique and worthy of attention. There is an ongoing need for more data and research focused on Yukon and other territories.
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 one of a three-part Homeless Hub series on this topic. Over the next two weeks, we will publish three blog posts that consider the rise of tiny houses in Canada and abroad.
We’ve received variations of this question from a number of people in our latest website survey, and it makes a lot of sense. Given Canada’s lack of affordable housing, people are looking for more ways to creatively work with property owners to help others find and keep stable housing.
This question came from Kristina B. via our latest website survey: "To what extent is it possible to measure "hidden homelessness" (for example, when the person cannot afford their own home and has to resort to crashing with family or friends - possibly often moving frequently)?”
It is unlikely that we will ever have precise numbers on how many people experience homelessness. Studies produce estimates and best guesses, usually based on use of services (shelters, food banks, housing agencies, etc.).
This question came from Ellen H. via our latest website survey.