Tent cities aren’t the problem, just a symptom

We need to address contributing factors to homelessness, including mental illness, addictions and poverty

Tent cities aren’t the problem, just a symptom
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We need to address contributing factors to homelessness, including mental illness, addictions and poverty

Saskatchewan budget misses opportunity on rental housing assistance

It’s more effective to supplement rents in times of high vacancy because each dollar spent gets the tenant more

Saskatchewan budget misses opportunity on rental housing assistance
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It’s more effective to supplement rents in times of high vacancy because each dollar spent gets the tenant more

King-for-a-day solutions to homelessness don’t work

If we’re serious about ending homelessness, we need to institute long-term solutions across all levels of government

King-for-a-day solutions to homelessness don’t work
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If we’re serious about ending homelessness, we need to institute long-term solutions across all levels of government

Market factors, not national strategies, make housing affordable

As homes age, they should filter through various socio-economic strata. But construction approval roadblocks slow that process to a crawl

Market factors, not national strategies, make housing affordable
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As homes age, they should filter through various socio-economic strata. But construction approval roadblocks slow that process to a crawl

Bring out the best in others by bringing out the best in yourself

The desire to love and serve others is innate in the human spirit. And those traits can help us accomplish great things as a society

Bring out the best in others by bringing out the best in yourself
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The desire to love and serve others is innate in the human spirit. And those traits can help us accomplish great things as a society

The work to end poverty and homelessness is just beginning

The National Housing Strategy’s $40-billion investment is good news for Canada. But the devil is in the details

The work to end poverty and homelessness is just beginning
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The National Housing Strategy’s $40-billion investment is good news for Canada. But the devil is in the details

Housing First can curb the high cost of homelessness

Homelessness costs Canadians big money without addressing the causes

Housing First can curb the high cost of homelessness
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Homelessness costs Canadians big money without addressing the causes

Can $11 billion end homelessness in Canada?

Building structures isn't enough. But by bringing together supports and housing, we can give homes to people who struggle with health and shelter needs

Can $11 billion end homelessness in Canada?
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DISTASIO: Building structures isn’t enough. But by bringing together supports and housing, we can give homes to people who struggle with health and shelter needs

The best kind of social medicine in Medicine Hat

By eliminating homelessness, the Alberta city has reduced the crime rate, the workload on first responders, hospital emergency visits and pressure on the courts

The best kind of social medicine in Medicine Hat
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CHIDIAC: By eliminating homelessness, the Alberta city has reduced the crime rate, the workload on first responders, hospital emergency visits and pressure on the courts

Vancouver’s tax on vacant homes misses the point

When new homes don't keep up with demand, buyers or renters bid for a dwindling pool of listings, pushing prices up and people out

Vancouver’s tax on vacant homes misses the point
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LAFLEUR, FILIPOWICZ: When new homes don’t keep up with demand, buyers or renters bid for a dwindling pool of listings, pushing prices up and people out