In March 2016, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives issued a report entitled ‘Social Housing with Supports – The Case of WestEnd Commons‘. Based on interviews with 21 tenants, the author writes:
It is evident that living in WestEnd Commons has increased residents’ economic inclusion through the provision of subsidized rents, and has increased their social inclusion through supportive policies and programming.
This report (link) is the first part of a 3 year study of how housing with supports impacted tenants at the WestEnd Commons. On March 1, 2018, the final report of this 3 year study will be released at the WestEnd Commons. Watch for further details.