Vulnerable Tenant Research Study

Canadian Mental Health Association Sudbury-Manitoulin
Project status: complete

This study was aimed at identifying the needs and challenges facing social housing tenants across the North East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) geographic area, and to work with stakeholders to identify strategies and solutions to these challenges.  The study included a comprehensive literature review, gap analysis, comprehensive stakeholder engagement process and final research report.  As part of the consultation strategy, several community engagement initiatives were undertaken including in-person focus groups with housing providers and community stakeholders, in-person and telephone interviews, web-based focus groups, questionnaires for housing providers, community agencies, and social housing tenants, and a full day ‘think-tank’ with various levels of government, housing providers, and service agencies. The study included community engagement across five hub regions, noting unique needs of each area while also highlighted broad regional trends and gaps.  A final research report was prepared and submitted to the NE LHIN and its partners including recommendations on a service delivery system.  Working with a multi-organization consulting team, Jodi was the Project Manager for this study, consultation lead, and the lead author in the final report and recommendations.