Human Rights - Housing and Homelessness

SWLF 3166  Housing and Homelessness


Any 24 credits completed.


Three hours of lecture per week for one term.




Students will examine housing and homelessness within social, political, economic, and historical contexts. Topics covered may include federal, provincial, and municipal housing policies; social services and emergency shelters; low-income and supportive housing; the daily survival strategies of homeless people; the use by the homeless of public spaces, such as parks and land for tent cities; and issues related to race, gender, youth, mental health, substance abuse, family violence, welfare ""reform,"" legal aid, and human rights.

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