Keeping the Homeless Housed: An exploratory study of determinants of homelessness in the Toronto community

Jacques Tremblay, Action Consulting

Commissioned by the Wellesley Institute

This new research explores alternatives to shared housing as a transitional strategy for Toronto’s chronically ¬†homeless population, and exposes a fragmented and confusing system that lacks a focus in developing long term, sustainable strategies for integration into the community.¬† Jacques Tremblay demonstrates homelessness as a health and housing problem, and calls for inter-agency cooperation and integration, as well as intra-system integration.¬† Tremblay’s research supports harm reduction as a critical component to break the cycle of chronic homelessness, and includes several recommendations including flexible programs and program funding to meet the changing needs of real people.

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