Need A Source? Social Housing expert available for comment on United Way Toronto's most recent report on poverty and housing conditions

TORONTO, Jan. 12 /CNW/ - Social housing in Ontario is home to 600,000+ of our most vulnerable citizens and has a waiting list of more than 142,000. Poverty By Postal Code 2: Vertical Poverty, United Way Toronto's most recent report, calls on the city, developers, governments and civil society organizations to work together to expand the supply of affordable housing in mixed-income neighbourhoods to reduce rising concentrations of poverty.

Lindsey Reed, CEO, Social Housing Services Corporation, has more than 30 years in the affordable housing sector at the provincial, municipal, local housing authority and housing provider level. She currently sits on the several boards, including that of the Canadian Housing and Renewal Association and Ontario's Asset Management Centre for social housing, a cross-sectoral organization focused on developing tools to protect Ontario's aging stock. Under Ms. Reed's leadership, SHSC has become a major contributor to social housing research in Canada, second only to the federal government.

Ms. Reed can speak to the recommendations in the United Way report and the need to continue funding the repair, maintenance and building of Ontario's social housing stock. Safe, affordable housing contributes to the success of citizens, and more generally the health and productivity of the country.

About Social Housing Services Corporation
The Social Housing Services Corporation (SHSC) is a non-profit corporation that supports social housing providers in Ontario through technical expertise in assessing building conditions, procurement, social housing financing and energy management. SHSC also delivers province-wide programs to social housing providers in insurance, investments, gas purchasing.

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