Visions - Housing

PDF | Vol. 8, No. 1 (2013)

Housing is fundamental to health and well-being. People without housing often die earlier than people who have adequate housing. Mental health or substance use problems can be pathways to poor housing or homelessness, and poor housing and homelessness often contribute to mental health or substance use problems. In this issue, you’ll see that there is no ‘one size fits all’ solution to housing or homelessness. Different people have different needs and preferences. Innovative programs and approaches here in BC are changing the way we think about housing and housing supports. And in every article, you’ll see the value in housing—as a safe place, a place for recovery, and a place for growth.