Monday, June 12, 2006

Aboriginal Housing at World Urban Forum III

Aboriginal Housing in Canada:
Building on Promising Practices
Tuesday June 20th - 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Meeting Room 12, Vancouver Convention and Exhibition Centre
Event Code: NE100018
Space is limited. Please arrive early.
Please note: Registration for World Urban Forum III closes today - Friday June 9th.
Registration is free, and available here.

The sector of Canadian housing most in need of action is aboriginal housing. More than half of all on-reserve housing is in substandard condition, and one study says there is an urgent need for 80,000 new units on reserves. Off reserve, 37 % of aboriginal people spend more than one-third of their incomes on housing. Aboriginal persons are also overrepresented in homeless populations in urban centres across the country.


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