Considerations for Permanent Housing: Ideas and perspectives of women and gender-diverse people experiencing complex homelessness

As part of the [in]visible project, all of the participants were asked to either describe (narratively) or depict (using arts-based methods), the ways they imagine their ideal, permanent housing.

While there has been a lot of research done on the experiences, causes, and complications of long-term (or chronic) homelessness for women and gender diverse people, very few studies explore solutions to homelessness from the perspective of those experiencing it.

The intention of this report is to highlight the ideas, perspectives and preferences that women and gender diverse people experiencing long periods of homelessness have relating to potential housing solutions.

It is our hope that this report can elevate the voices of those experiencing homelessness. Our intention is to bring the important perspectives of women experiencing homelessness into dialogue, planning and decision-making relating to developing permanent housing and supports, for chronically homeless populations.

Publication Date: 
Hamilton, ON, Canada