Downtown Crisis Housing Foundation
Organization profile published 1982
Year Published: 1982
Resource Type: Organization
Cx Number: CX2641
Abstract: To study the problem of suitable housing for socially and economically handicapped men in Regina and suggest action, a group of concerned citizends began meeting in 1979. In 1980, the DOWNTOWN CRISIS HOUSING FOUNDATION (DCHF) was organized as a formal step toward a solution. The group obtained assistance from Canada Mortgage and Housing (CMHC) and did a comprehensive study of the situtation facing older men who live on low incomes or welfare in downtown Regina.
These men have lived simply and independently for many years in older hotels. They now face an extreme problem because most of the older hotels have been destroyed as the city core of Regina is being "revitalied." The men have no place to go. Other agencies like public housing or the Salvation Army are not the answer.
The CMHC-sponsored study recommended construction of a 30 - 50 unit hostel. Negotiaitons are now underway between CMHC (federal) Saskatchewan Housing Corporation (provincial) and the City of Regina. DCHF hopes a facility will be built soon with the participation of all three levels of government.
More information about the strategies used yb DCHF is available from its office.
This organization no longer exists.
This abstract was published in the Connexions Digest in 1982.
See also CX3012.