A novel solution to the health crisis of homelessness: get people into homes. Upstream Radio interviews Saskatchewan MP Sheri Benson.
Housing First Model
Housing First as it is currently construed will not end homelessness. Canada needs to find a way to prevent and address both the "visible" homeless and the "hidden" homeless.
The evidence in favour of a "Housing First" approach to address homelessness is very strong. However, researchers have raised some caution about challenges in implementation.
With the extreme weather this year and the staggering rates of homelessness, Canada, more than ever, needs to adopt a national housing strategy because housing is a basic human right.