Report on rent assistance pilot in Waterloo region released

Report released

An evaluation of the rent assistance pilot for persons experiencing chronic homelessness in Waterloo region has been released. Read the report here.

Conducted by Courtney Pankratz for her MA thesis in community psychology at Laurier, the report provides convincing evidence of the importance of rent supplements for housing stability and psychosocial outcomes in the context of Housing First.

This research is timely in light of the federal government's upcoming federal housing strategy that will hopefully include a portable housing benefit.

Please feel free to use this report for advocacy in your contexts and to distribute it widely.