5.1 Living on the Ragged Edges: Latin Americans and Muslims and the Experience of Homelessness in Toronto

This chapter describes the social, economic, and political conditions that contribute to the marginalization and disenfranchisement of Muslims and Latin Americans in West Central Toronto and analyzes how the interlocking systems of oppression based on race, class, gender, religion, sexuality, age, mental health status, and disability affect their ability to access and maintain stable housing. The authors also identifies specific housing needs within these groups and explores the dynamics of informal housing networks.

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Hulchanski, J. David
Campsie, Philippa
Chau, Shirley B.Y.
Hwang, Stephen H.
Paradis, Emily
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Canadian Observatory on Homelessness