Neighbourhood Influence on Outcomes of Supportive Housing

The study will examine about 12 supportive housing facilities located within the province of British Columbia. Three types of data will be cross-examined: data on neighbourhood characteristics, data regarding residents of socioeconomic status, and data issued from interviews with key informants and service providers. Data on neighbourhood characteristics include information such as the location of services and public transportation, the socio-economic profile of the neighbourhood, average housing price, etc. Socio-economic data on supportive housing residents include gender, age, and familial status, etc. Information from extensive interviews with key informants and service providers will help to elucidate the ways in which the neighbourhood can function as an enabler or a barrier to delivering services.

Faculty Supervisor:

Dr. Penny Gurstein


Frederick "Eric" Oberdorfer


BC Ministry of Labour and Citizens' Services


Urban studies



University of British Columbia



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