Hidden Homelessness Among Newcomers in York Region

The Housing Help Centre
Project status: complete

The objectives of this project were to understand the root causes and factors impacting newcomers that put them at risk of homelessness; identify ways to address homelessness among the immigrant community in York Region, and determine the most efficient way of connecting newcomer individuals experiencing homelessness to services in York Region.  Focus groups were facilitated with approximately 60 newcomers who have experienced hidden homelessness after coming to Canada.  Members of a Reference Group of The Housing Help Centre’s clients provided interpretation for the focus groups.