‘Gimme Shelter’ the cry for more social housing falling on deaf ears

While all levels of government talk about a national housing strategy and curbing homelessness and poverty, tens of thousands of Canadians including thousands of children are paying the price for our government’s refusal to develop and commit to a coherent social housing policy. This failure in social policy means that what we are allowing to unfold is a national disaster of increasing homelessness in Canada,” says Nick Falvo the author of Gimme Shelter: Homelessness and Canada’s Social Housing Crisis (in PDF), a new study by the Centre for Social Justice. The Centre for Social Justice press release is available online.