Women and gender-diverse people often experience homelessness in a way that leaves them both undercounted and underrepresented in the search for solutions. And the leading cause, a new survey indicates, is relationship break-ups that push them and their children into housing precarity.
Housing unaffordability is costly for workers… and cities
Cities need a core of essential workers who typically earn less-than-average wages, but what happens when these workers can’t afford to live in the very cities they serve? A study by WoodGreen Community Services and the Toronto Region Board of Trade took a deep look at the problem and offered some ways forward.
Toronto group seeks insight from tales of the street
Journeys to Home is a research-action and advocacy project whose foundation is the personal stories of Torontonians touched by housing precarity.
Editorial: Double your investment in the community housing sector: become a project reviewer!
If you are familiar with the housing sector, your region and/or our priority areas—especially sustainability and tenant involvement—why not become a reviewer for the Centre? You can contribute to and even help transform the community-housing sector. Isabelle Richard shares her thoughts on her role as a project reviewer for the Centre.
New housing model to help people with mental-health challenges
It’s hard enough to find affordable housing when you blend in, but for people living with mental health issues, the struggle can be overwhelming. The National Affordable Housing Corporation is hoping that its Aspen Heights project will become an inspirational model for supportive housing.
Massive support for affordable housing, ending homeless crisis: poll
Even among Conservative voters, a new Nanos poll shows very strong support in Canada for political parties to solve the homeless crisis and to build more affordable housing, just as prime minister Justin Trudeau announces a Sept. 20 election.
Blueprint for a livable city: Glassworks Cooperative
Out of the mists of Owen Sound, Ontario, a net-zero land trust project is taking form that hopes to inspire and encourage ecologically sustainable forms of modern, non-profit housing communities across Canada.
SCI: Thinking big in small communities
The challenges of creating affordable housing often appear to be huge in large urban centres, but they also affect smaller communities across the country. To meet the needs of those districts, the non-profit New Commons Development, which is dedicated to housing development for non-profit, co-operative or public-sector organizations, has created the Small Communities Initiative.
Editorial: With an election knocking, it’s time to start talking
This month, the Centre’s newsletter is focusing on the need for volunteers for the “Vote Housing” awareness campaign, initiated to ensure that housing and the fight against homelessness are key issues for candidates looking for our votes during the next federal election.