Posted by Nick Falvo under cities, demographics, fiscal federalism, homeless, housing, municipalities, population aging, poverty, public infrastructure, public services, seniors, social policy.
March 10th, 2017
Over at the web site of the Calgary Homeless Foundation, I’ve written a blog post titled “Five emerging trends in affordable housing and homelessness.”
Points raised in the blog post include the following:
-The Trudeau government has spent impressive amounts of money on affordable housing and homelessness. This is time-limited money though.
-There is currently no federal plan in place to deal with the imminent expiry of funding agreements that support existing units of non-profit housing across Canada.
-Many plans to “end homelessness” were put in place by municipalities across Canada in the late-2000s. Those plans are starting to sunset, yet there’s still a considerable amount of homelessness in most of those muncipalities. The proverbial chickens are coming home to roost.
The link to the full blog post can be found here.
- The Calgary Homeless Foundation’s System Planning Frameworks (March 27th, 2017)
- Public Policy and Homelessness: The Case of Calgary (February 22nd, 2017)
- Enumerating Homeless Persons (December 1st, 2016)
- Calgary Homeless Foundation’s Research Agenda (November 10th, 2016)
- Do Calgary and Edmonton need more power and resources? (November 3rd, 2016)