ERIC Number: ED337951
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Poor Places: Disability-Related Housing and Support Services.
G. Allan Roeher Inst., Toronto (Ontario).
This book examines disability related housing and support services in Canada. It describes the major sources of funding supporting these services and analyzes associated problems. A variety of policy options for improving the availability and quality of disability-related housing and support services is offered. The first chapter briefly describes the focus of the study and the second one describes funding arrangements including funding auspices and methods of transferring funds. Covered in chapter 3 on funding sources are programs funded by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (e.g., the Residential Rehabilitation Assistance Program, the Rent Supplement Program, the Non-Profit Housing Program, and the Cooperative Housing Program); the Canada Assistance Plan; and other established programs. Discussed next is the interaction of funding sources. Chapter 5 provides an analysis of such topics as fragmentation of service, restrictive criteria, rigid rules, lack of service, residual orientation, service income linkages, administrative barriers, attitudinal barriers, standards, lack of control, lack of privacy, and need for changes. Chapter 6 identifies policy options in the areas of affordable housing, support services, and personal supports. Recommended are more funds for the provision of generic services, increased funding for housing assistance programs, and restructuring of funding arrangements. (DB)
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Financial Support, Foreign Countries, Government Role, Housing, Needs Assessment, Policy Formation, Public Policy, Services
G. Allan Roeher Institute, Kinsmen Bldg., York University, 4700 Keele St., Downsview, Ontario, Canada M3J 1P3 ($17.00; also available in French).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: G. Allan Roeher Inst., Toronto (Ontario).
Identifiers - Location: Canada