Building UP Homelessness, presented by Empire Communities, returns to Niagara in 2021 and we need your help to build up the house in support of women and families experiencing homelessness. For the month of June, the YWCA Niagara Region is selling virtual bricks for $2 and pallets of virtual bricks for $100 raise funds to continue serving families experiencing homelessness and raise awareness to this growing issue in the Region.
In previous years, we had been able to gather in person, tour the Cardboard House, and discuss the issue of homelessness together. Now, we invite you to join us as we move Building UP Homelessness virtual to protect the health and safety of those most vulnerable in our community.
Join us on June 30th at 12pm as we take a look into social issues around affordable housing with a gender lens.
“Feminism, Affordable Housing, and the Real Estate Market”
Homelessness disproportionately affects women, single mothers, and especially women of colour. This increases the need for affordable housing that gives women a safe place to raise their families and to call home. In this panel discussion, we’re bringing a feminist lens to one of the most hot-button topics in Niagara right now – housing. For many women living in poverty, affordable housing is the only option for safe, permanent residency. With Niagara’s real estate market becoming unattainable and affordable housing being scarce for women in poverty, single-parents, and margined communities, how do we make the future of homeownership female?
The YWCA Niagara Region is a local organization that stands for gender equity and gives a voice to those who are marginalized in our community. For over 90 years, the YWCA Niagara Region has been giving hope to homelessness women and families in Niagara In addition to our emergency shelters for women, men, and families, we offer three stages of transitional housing to help our clients, step by step, break the cycle of homelessness and poverty for good. Along with all of those programs, we offer a wide variety of skills development workshops.
All of this work is made possible by you, our supporters, who time and time again show up in our time of need.