"Housed but Homeless? Negotiating Everyday Life in a Shared Housing Program for Homeless People" in Families in Society – A Journal of Contemporary Social Services, 91 (1), 67-75
This article discusses the challenges associated with what has become a common approach to the rehousing of “hard to house” groups–-shared housing models. The researcher collected and analyzed data from participants living in 2 shared housing programs for formerly homeless people in Toronto, Canada, who were on the verge of being evicted from their apartments. Findings illuminated participants’ pathways to homelessness and other related experiences during multiple episodes of homelessness, the negotiations they made to continue living in their current shared housing program, factors that jeopardized their housing stability, and the resources they utilized to stay housed. Findings underscore the need for a multidimensional approach to the provision of housing and for related support services that address recurrent homelessness.
Uzo Anucha is an Associate Professor in York University’s Department of Social Work and the founding director of the Applied Social Welfare Research and Evaluation Group. Her work and research interests include homelessness and under-housing; immigration and diversity; community-based research; critical positive youth development; social work; international social work.
Other publications from this author include:
- "Growing New Roots: The Housing Experiences of Racialized Newcomers in a Second -Tier Canadian City" in Canadian Social Work– Special Issue on the Settlement and Integration of Newcomers to Canada (2014)
- "Negotiated challenges in the workplace: Immigrant women's views and experiences of employment in Canada": Affilia: Journal of Women and Social Work 27 (4), 420-434 (2012)
- "Engaging the Canadian Diaspora, Youth Social Identities in a Canadian Border City" in McGill Journal of Education, 44 (3) (2009)
- "The Challenges and Possibilities of Re-visioning Social Work Education in Africa" in New Directions in African Education: Issues in Curriculum, Pedagogy, Policy and Access (2009)
- "Increased racial group breast cancer care and survival differentials in America: Historical evidence consistent with a health insurance hypothesis, 1975 to 2001" in Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, 113, 595-600 (2009)
- "Trans-nationalism, social identities and African youth in the Canadian diaspora" in Social Identities, 15 (2), 227-242 (2009)
- "Exploring a New Direction for Social Work Education and Training in Nigeria", Social Work Education – The International Journal, 27 (3), 229-242 (2007)
- "When a Bed is Home: The Challenges and Paradoxes of Community Development in a Shared Housing Program for Homeless People" in Canadian Review of Social Policy (58) – Special Edition on Canadian Homelessness, 62-83 (2006)