Wellesley Institute, 2008

This study looks at the effects of supportive housing on neighborhoods in Toronto. Researchers conduct interviews and collect real estate records, crime reports and other documents to quantify the pros and cons of having a supportive housing residence as a neighbor. They focus their research on two particular buildings in Toronto. Their findings suggest that supportive housing has no significant effects on property values or crime rates. Only two of the 54 interview subjects claim that the supportive housing residence has had a negative impact on the community. The report was written by Alice de Wolff of the Wellesley Institute.

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Research category: Neighborhood Impact