Housing policy and families - here I mean both conflicts between housing policy and peoples’ desire to look after family members, but also the relationship between housing policy and child welfare - lose housing, lose children
‘ Our home, our way of life’: the meaning and context of northern homelessness and housing (in)security
Julia Christensen, PhD
SSHRC Post-Doctoral Research Fellow University of British Columbia
Research Associate Institute for Circumpolar Health Research
“ My family at [in my home community], they’re doing good now. They want me to move back and stay with them and get better. But if I leave [Yellowknife], I leave my kids. I can’t do that. My kids are everything to me.” - Mona
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