Friday, May 18

New book features stories from women who don't have homes

For women there are many ways of being homeless, besides living on the street: staying with a violent partner because she can't afford to leave; being bound to a pimp or a dealer; couch-surfing from one relative to another; or living in unhygienic and unsafe buildings and/or over-crowded conditions with cockroaches in the fridge and two families squeezed into a one-bedroom apartment. While all women living in these situations have a roof, none has the kind of place where most of us would feel "at home."

Canada is one of the few countries in the Western world without a social housing policy. The result is suffering for people at the lower end of the economic spectrum.

LINK: Read entire article at StraightGoods

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