Individual Resilience

Stories about individual resilience when an illness or vehicle breakdown dismantles the personal web of life.

Is Institutionalization The Best That Can Be Offered To The Disabled?

While people with disabilitiesWhen speaking about people with disabilities, one wants to give preference to wording used in the disability community. Is it "people with disabilities" or "the disabled?"...

Housing Safety Nets: Big? Small? Why Not Automatic Self-Adjusting?

Food, fuel, rent, mortgage payment, transportation, health care — a variety of solid financial necessities make up every household social safety net. For the upper middle classes and above,...

Post-Construction “Community Preference:” Right to Return Home? Or Racial Exclusion?

When it comes to American neighbourhood housing development, what does the term "community preference" mean? It's a policy that might be required by some level of government, or put in...

England: Social Rent Housing Deserves A Better Rep

“Hey! Did you know that social tenants in England have lower mental health scores than private tenants and home owners?” “That’s really not surprising. Considering the amount of hype around...

Elder Housing: Can Singapore Try For Something More Than Homage To Aging Frailty?

Singapore is a world-famous success at creating high quality, affordable public housing for all, not just the poor. Its principal focus from the beginning has centred around families, given...

Food Insecurity (e.g. Food Deserts) And What To Do About it

It has been estimated that 1.6 million residents in New York City are food insecure. They do not have convenient, reliable access to the nutrition they need for healthy...

Wrap-Around Support Program For Homeless Moms Gains Stable Housing

WoodGreen Community Services has scored another triumph in their award winning Homeward Bound program, with 36 new permanent rental housing units coming on stream in Toronto's Regent Park later...

Universal Income Part 2: Models and Forecasts

This is the second of three posts about Universal Basic Income. It reports on work by the Canadian Centre For Economic Analysis, which models the economic impacts of universal...

A Grand Canyon University Viewpoint On The Special Ed Needs of Poor Children

For American's students with physical and/or mental handicaps, their need, as well as their right, to forms of special educational support have been long established. Not so, unfortunately, for...

Between A Rock And A Hard Place: Remembering People Who Are Homeless

There is new memorial in Kitchener, Ontario. It's not for a statesman or a celebrity. It's to remember and honour people who experience homelessness. At the dedication ceremony, one...

Cozy Canada Missed 2008 Wake Up Call, Now Faces Housing Bubble Bath

2008 US/World Housing Crisis and beyond. What? Us Canucks Worry? No need. We were proud of our doughty bank system that rode out the storm without risky mortgage investment holdings...

Resilience: What Is It? What’s It Got To Do With Affordable Housing?

Resilience is a measure of how well a crisis, calamity, or catastrophe can be withstood. As the term is used in this blog, it comes in two flavours. Community resilience...

The Stubbornly High Number Of American Women In Jail: Is Eviction A Factor?

It seems that the lucrative harvest of quasi-felons that enriches the American jailing industry is growing disproportionately female. Further, the lack of affordable housing may play a significant role...

Decline Of Business Resilience Linked To Lack Of Truly Affordable Housing

Resilience is an important survival mechanism for individuals and families. Resilience usually implies not just enough to survive, but more than enough. When it comes to maintaining a roof...
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