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SRPC launches cost of housing survey

The cost of housing is top of mind for many, and United Way Perth Huron (UWPH)’s Social Research & Planning Council (SRPC) wants to learn how individuals and families across the region are being affected.

“The news is full of housing statistics,” said Kristin Crane, director social research and planning for United Way. “What we hear less often are stories about the people behind the numbers. The Cost of Housing survey offers a safe space for people to share their experience. The SRPC and United Way are in the business of helping us all understand and build our communities. We want to cultivate compassion and caring and learn how we can better help those facing the challenges of homelessness, precarious housing and unaffordable housing.”

Open during January, the survey offers people a chance to share how they have been impacted by the current crisis. The digital-only survey is anonymous and takes around seven minutes. GO HERE to take the survey.

“This information is critical from the perspective of community building,” added Ryan Erb, UWPH executive director. “It also helps UWPH as we continue addressing housing and homelessness regionally, whether that’s helping with rent arrears through the Urgent Needs Fund, connecting vulnerable people with services at our Connection Centres or developing and sustaining housing through United Housing. We encourage people to take the survey.”

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