York U expert on homelessness available to comment on national housing strategy


TORONTO, Nov. 22, 2017 ─ York University Professor Stephen Gaetz, Director of the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness, will be available to comment to media following the federal government announcement of a long-awaited national housing strategy.

An expert on homelessness and housing issues, Gaetz can comment on the causes of homelessness, including poverty, and the need for a national approach that addresses  not only emergency housing needs, but prevention.

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Janice Walls, Media Relations, York University, 416-455-4710, wallsj@yorku.ca
N.B. Professor Gaetz will be attending the federal government announcement and will be available onsite.