Abe Oudshoorn, in collaboration with Carrie Marshall and Deanna Befus, and through the Centre for Research on Health Equity and Social Inclusion, is leading a 14-month demonstration project with the Salvation Army Centre of Hope in transforming emergency shelter space into affordable housing with supports. The project includes evaluation of an existing floor of rental units on site, as well as the addition of a new floor of units focused on substance use recovery and inclusive of a peer support model.
This demonstration project aims to showcase how emergency shelters can successfully transition to providing affordable housing with support functions.
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Video update on the project (November 21, 2019):
Research Associate, Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing, Western University
Transforming Emergency Shelter into Affordable Housing with Support