Media Advisory - How do we reduce emergency shelter use in Canada? New report measures housing affordability in 51 Canadian cities - offers solid solutions to policy-makers

CALGARY, May 17, 2016 /CNW/ - It is important to distinguish between the reasons for homelessness. Recent studies show that the majority of Canadians who use emergency shelters are temporarily homeless because of economic circumstances, rather than chronically homeless due to personal issues.

On Thursday, May 19, The School of Public Policy will release a new report measuring housing affordability in 51 Canadian cities and will propose an effective strategy for shrinking the need for shelter beds. Find out where your city ranks in terms of homelessness and housing affordability.


Press conference to release new report "Shrinking the Need for Homeless Shelter Spaces"


Thursday, May 19, 2016, 11 a.m. mountain


Nexen room, 5th floor, 906 -8th Ave. S.W., Calgary, AB


SOURCE The School of Public Policy - University of Calgary

For further information: Morten Paulsen, 403.220.2540,


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