6.3 Hidden Homelessness among Aboriginal Peoples in Prairie Cities

This research examined hidden homelessness among Aboriginal persons in Winnipeg, Saskatoon, and Regina. The results indicate a high level of housing instability. In particular, nearly 20 percent of participants had a seasonal connection to their home communities. This group is unique among those in various levels of housing distress. Service providers do their best to cope with the crushing need to provide shelter and supports to a range of persons who move for a variety of reasons. The results reinforce the need for additional housing and supports to those currently struggling to find adequate and affordable shelter.

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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