A good place to call home is one of the most fundamental determinants of health. Research from the Wellesley Institute and others draw strong links between poor housing and homelessness, and increased illness and early death. CBC Marketplace has investigated numerous complaints from tenants at one of Canada’s largest private landlords – and their powerful report raises many questions about whether negligent practices by some private landlords are making their tenants sick. The Wellesley Institute’s Director of Housing and Innovation, Michael Shapcott, is featured in the Marketplace investigative report.
The full episode here: http://www.cbc.ca/marketplace/