The mission of AHANS is to promote access to decent and affordable housing through its development and construction, retention and upgrading in all parts of the Province.
Halifax will take part in the first nationally coordinated PiT Count which will help determine the extent of homelessness on a given night, or at a single point in time and is supported by the Homelessness Partnering Strategy (HPS).. Previous Counts have taken place in Halifax in 2005 and 2015.
This information will allow government, service providers, community groups, and funders to plan appropriate programs to address homelessness and assess our progress in reducing homelessness.
Community Plan 2015 - 2016 update July 2015
For several months now, AHANS has been engaged in an on-going discussion about disparities - everything from STIRs to Piketty's studies of capital concentration in the 21st century. We know that disparities have proportional impacts. Where there's little left to lose, any loss has a crushing impact. Whereas at the other end of the scale, even significant losses make only a ripple (Too big to fail.).
Architect and educator Aldo van Eyck proposed that "place" is humanized space and "occasion" is humanized time. This very neat proposition unites two phenomena in a single trope. Just as "place" distinguishes a particular instance in the endless flow of space, so too does "occasion" mark a special moment within the otherwise seamless flow of time. << MORE >>
Stephen Gaetz, Tanya Gulliver, & Tim Richter (2014): The State of Homelessness in Canada: 2014. Toronto: The Homeless Hub Press
Challenges in Providing Services to People Who Use Drugs: Insights from Emergency Department & Shelter Staff: The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)