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Are London’s Homeless Just Being Bussed Here From Elsewhere?

Every city on the planet thinks homeless people are bussed to their city:   https://www.vicnews.com/news/ticket-to-ride-no-evidence-homeless-people-are-being-bused-to-your-island-town/   https://www.timminspress.com/news/local-news/agencies-dispel-notion-that-homeless-people-are-being-shipped-to-timmins   https://london.ctvnews.ca/council-asks-if-other-cities-bus-their-homeless-to-london-1.6113545   https://www.homelesshub.ca/blog/%E2%80%9Cthey%E2%80%99re-not-here%E2%80%9D-homelessness-mid-sized-cities   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B18glzDTob8   https://www.alaskahighwaynews.ca/fort-st-john/are-the-homeless-being-bused-to-fort-st-john-5971555 https://kslnewsradio.com/1978367/wyoming-police-say-homeless-people-arent-being-sent-to-slc-on-buses/   However, the reality is far more nuanced. 1) Firstly, as most of these … Continue reading

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London Strategic Plan – Housing and Homelessness Recommendations

I have provided London City Council with the following Strategic Plan recommendations: Dear City Council, London, Ontario, Thank you for the opportunity to provide feedback on London’s next Strategic Plan. As we face a period of unprecedented homelessness in our … Continue reading

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Homelessness, Campsites, Fires and Covid

Those living rough in Canadian cities, particularly those who erect campsites or other temporary dwellings, have long been a point of discussion, debate, and contention in media and in politics. The vision to prevent and end homelessness involves everyone finding … Continue reading

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Housing Post-Covid Report

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Find me at the Homeless Hub

I do most of my blogging now over at the ‘Research Matters’ blog on the Homeless Hub. Check them out at: https://www.homelesshub.ca/researchmatters/search?field_author_terms=23090

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London’s New Housing Stability Action Plan

The draft plan is available for public review, it can be downloaded here:

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5 Interesting Points – Shelter Capacity Report

The Government of Canada has released the 2018 Shelter Capacity Report today. The following are 5 points that I found interesting: The total # of emergency shelter beds in Canada has grown from 2015 to 2018 (up to 15,859 from … Continue reading

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Zoning for a Supervised Injection Site

The conversation regarding a supervised injection site in London has been going on for as long as I’ve been in the sector (ie. 2004). However, the Ontario Supervised Injection Services Feasibility Study very much brought energy to the conversation last year, … Continue reading

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What do we do about Sunny?

The recent furore regarding Sunny James and the removal of his belongings from public property reminded me that the London Homeless Coalition needs a position statement on how to address people experiencing homelessness engaging in private behaviours in public spaces. … Continue reading

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The Stories we tell Ourselves about Youth Homelessness

The other morning at the end of a swim practice I was chatting with some fellow swimmers about a new grant we had received to explore policy and poverty. An older gentleman I hadn’t talked with before was sitting nearby … Continue reading

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