Realizing the Right to Housing: The Housing Justice Project

Funding body

Vancouver Foundation Participatory Action Research Grant

Duration of support



This project seeks to change the power balance so that people with lived and living experience have a say over programs and policies that affect their lives. We are supporting action-oriented systems change in three ways: 1) through leadership development to increase collective capacity to critically reflect on the gap between housing rights, lived experiences of local homelessness, and housing policies and programs; 2) by using the Participatory Action Research process to develop a systemic human rights claim with local allies; and 3) by supporting people with living/lived experience to pursue avenues of justice, engage decision-makers, and critically reflect on those engagements to build competency around strategies for advancing housing rights for those with experience of homelessness.

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