LGBTQ2S Housing Matters Project

Older lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender, queer, and two-spirit (LGBTQ2S) populations experience unique barriers to safe, affordable, and affirming housing. The housing issues facing these populations in Canada are not well captured in federal data sources, which impedes effective housing policy and program responses.

MacEachen Institute founding fellow Dr. Jacquie Gahagan is the lead of a national project studying safe, affordable, and affirming housing for 55+ LGBTQ2S Canadians. More information can be found on the project website.

As part of the project, a series of three briefing notes (below) were created to address the gaps and summarize the research findings to ensure the unique housing needs of older LGBTQ2S Canadians are addressed in the National Housing Strategy.

The briefing notes will be released weekly, beginning on Thursday December 3rd, 2020.

The LGBT Housing Matters project has been made possible by it's dedicated team of researchers and funded by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).

Briefing Notes