People, Places, Policies and Prospects: Affordable Rental Housing for Those in Greatest Need

This research project examines affordable housing options and experiences of those in greatest need. The regional Ottawa team is part of a national collaboration of researchers, practitioners, and community partners forming the “housing for those in greatest need” node of the CMHC-SSHRC Collaborative Housing Research Network of the National Housing Strategy. The national project examines various sub-populations of marginalized groups of people in different regions in Canada. The Ottawa regional team is using a community-based participatory research approach to examine the experiences of formerly homeless youth experiences with accessing and living in various affordable housing options. This research will provide a better understanding of youth experiences in affordable housing, and how to improve mechanisms that address youth homelessness and improve affordable housing options and experiences for youth populations.

Andrew Crosby
Faculty Supervisor: 
Blair Rutherford
Partner University: