Joint Statement on the Current State of Housing

In recognition of the 20th anniversary of National Housing Day (November 22, 2020), shelter providers Adsum for Women & Children, Out of the Cold Community Association, Phoenix Youth Programs, and Shelter Nova Scotia are jointly issuing a statement on the current state of housing in our community.

We are in an acute housing crisis. So many of us are without a safe place to stay or are living in abject fear of losing housing in the middle of a pandemic. This is no time to shy away from bold and brave solutions. In fact, peoples’ lives depend on it.”

Housing, particularly in the climate of the COVID-19 pandemic, is a critical issue that cannot be overstated. Below is our full statement.