Housing

Housing

There was an old woman ...

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Debra Pilon
Edition: 
Vol 7, No.4
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1986
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article explores the housing needs of seniors, who are predominantly women, and illustrates some new and traditional housing options designed specifically for seniors.  Introduces the term Granny Flat. 

In from the margins: a call to action on poverty, housing and homelessness

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Pauvreté, logement, itinérance : les trois fronts de la lutte contre l’exclusion
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The Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology
Publisher: 
Parliament of Canada
Publication Date: 
2009
Publication Place: 
Ottawa ON

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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Available online.
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Includes bibliographical references.

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC)

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Governmental Body
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Information provision and referral
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Community education/development
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Housing

Canada’s national housing agency. Established as a government-owned corporation in 1946 to address Canada’s post-war housing shortage, the agency has grown into a major national institution. CMHC is Canada’s premier provider of mortgage loan insurance, mortgage-backed securities, housing policy and programs, and housing research.

Primary Telephone: 
613-748-2000
Secondary Telephone: 
613-748-2098
Website/URL: 
Email Address: 
chic@cmhc-schl.gc.ca
TTY/TDD: 
613-748-2447 or 1-800-309-3388
Fax Number: 
613-748-2016
Tollfree Phone Number: 
1-800-668-2642
Street Address: 
700 Montreal Road
City: 
Ottawa
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
K1A 0P7
Country: 
Canada

Co-operative Housing Federation of BC

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NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
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Information provision and referral
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Housing

A co-operative association made up of member housing co-ops and related organizations, in British Columbia.

Primary Telephone: 
604.879.5111
Website/URL: 
Email Address: 
info@chf.bc.ca
Fax Number: 
604.879.4611
Tollfree Phone Number: 
1.866.879.4611
Street Address: 
200-5550 Fraser Street
City: 
Vancouver
Province: 
British Columbia
Postal/ZIP Code: 
V5W 2Z4
Country: 
Canada

Precarious housing in Canada

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Wellesley Institute
Publication Date: 
2010
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

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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Contact their office to order a copy. Also available online.
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Includes bibliographical references.

Count us in! Inclusion and homeless women in downtown east Toronto

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Ontario Women's Health Network
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Describes many of the barriers homeless and underhoused women face, and highlights their solutions for making health and social services more inclusive.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Housing thousands of women: an edited collection of the Women's Housing Action Team

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Marge Reitsma-Street (ed.)
Arlene Wells (ed.)
Carolyn Fast (ed.)
Dianne de Champlain (ed.)
Publisher: 
Faculty of Human and Social Development, University of Victoria
Publication Date: 
2005
Publication Place: 
Victoria, BC

Examines reports on research related to women and housing. Looks at the ways in which the work of the Women’s Housing Action Team influenced the community.

ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 1550582917
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Includes bibliographical references.

Housing for people with mental disorders and addictions

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English
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Online
Publisher: 
HereToHelp.bc.ca
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

Looks at the experiences of people with mental disorders and addictions with substandard, or even dangerous, housing.

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Includes bibliographical references.

McLaren Housing Society of British Columbia

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NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
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Advocacy

Provides safe, affordable housing to men, women and families who live with HIV/AIDS, are in financial need and yet are able to live independently.

Primary Telephone: 
604-669-4090
Email Address: 
info@mclarenhousing.com
Fax Number: 
604-669-4092
Street Address: 
200-649 Helmcken St
City: 
Vancouver
Province: 
British Columbia
Postal/ZIP Code: 
V6B 5R1

Hammer and nails project: women and housing issues: action research report

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Author: 
Jane Robinson
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St. John's Status of Women Council
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
St. John's, NL

Examines gender issues of low income women looking for safe and secure housing in St. John’s, Newfoundland.

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Includes bibliographical references.
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