Eviction Prevention

Submitted by Tamarack on June 23, 2016 - 11:02am
Toolkit of Promising Practices

Introduction

The Eviction Prevention: Toolkit of Promising Practices has been developed by the Institute of Urban Studies, University of Winnipeg, and is meant as a guide for organizations looking to help tenants develop long-term, stable tenancies.

The toolkit provides a scan of tools from organizations undertaking prevention work; and provides a report that reviews homelessness and intervention models in Canada, provides case studies of five programs, and reviews programming and best practices in eviction prevention.

The full report and this toolkit provides:

  • information for understanding the nature of evictions,
  • an overview of the costs of eviction,
  • an operational definition of a ‘stable tenancy’,
  • a catalogue of the tools currently in use, with examples and resources, and;
  • some guidance on how to select tools, and undertake eviction prevention.