Cross-Sector Solutions to Ending Family Homelessness

Addressing the Social Determinant of Health

Those experiencing housing instability often face a multitude of challenges – incuding mental health issues, addictions, domestic violence, limited education, barriers to employment, a breakdown in kinship networks, and involvement with multiple systems like child intervention and corrections. These micro drivers typically generate the dynamics that contribute to housing instability at an individual level.

Additionally, we believe it is vital to focus on the larger antecedent social and economic forces, such as unemployment, limited affordable housing, discrimination, and the social stigma that occurs in situations where there is unequal social, economic, and political power.