Search Resources (English): Precarious housing

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Family violence and homelessness: a review of the literature  
http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/ncfv-cnivf/pdfs/fv-2007-homelessness_e.pdf

An analysis of the evidence that establishes the links between family violence and homelessness or precarious housing situations for women.

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Published: 2006
In from the margins: a call to action on poverty, housing and homelessness  
http://www.parl.gc.ca/Content/SEN/Committee/402/citi/subsite-dec09/reports-e.htm

Senate report based on the testimony from a myriad of expert witnesses, site visits, roundtables and from those living in poverty and homelessness. Concludes that "far too many Canadians living in cities live below any measure of the poverty line; that too many people struggle to find and maintain affordable housing; and that an increasing number of Canadians are homeless". Finds that despite the thoughtful efforts and many promising practices of governments’, the private sector, and community organizations, that are helping many Canadians, the system that is intended to lift people out of poverty is substantially broken, often entraps people in poverty, and needs an overhaul. Includes 72 recommendations for action on poverty and homelessness.

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Published: 2009
Precarious housing in Canada  
http://www.wellesleyinstitute.com/news/affordable-housing-news/new-report-precarious-housing-in-canada-2010/

Research and policy report with a gender analysis that sets out a pragmatic, five-point plan for improving the health of the millions of Canadians who are living in substandard, over-crowded and unaffordable homes – plus those who are living without any housing at all.

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Published: 2010
Trans-Canada homelessness highway: a women's route map  
http://www.equalityrights.org/when/transcanada_map.html

Map of Canada that provides detailed information about the “routes” to women's homelessness, including federal, provincial and territorial policies that contribute to homelessness, and the policy changes that are needed to ensure women have access to housing that is adequate, affordable, safe and secure.

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Published: 2008
Domestic violence relief fund  
http://www.chf.bc.ca/pdf/DVRFmanualapril2010.pdf

A manual for housing co-ops in BC to learn how they can welcome women who are victims of violence into their co-ops.

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