Housing

Somebody Must Say These Things

15-03-2024 • 27 mins

This episode's focus is on the housing crisis, specifically its impact on survivors of intimate partner violence. The housing crisis in Nova Scotia was particularly exacerbated by COVID-19, especially in rural areas where the challenges of finding affordable housing are even more dire due to the lack of public tent communities, and the prevalence of derelict buildings, and un-winterized structures.

The limited availability of housing and exorbitant costs in places like Cape Breton, are discussed as major barriers for gender-based violence survivors trying to escape abusive partners. We hear from support experts that for a wide range of women, of varying financial abilities, the recent housing crisis has made it harder than ever to leave a dual income household. Experts and survivors are featured in this episode arriving at the same conclusion; we need affordable housing.

This podcast was made possible by the Transition House Association of Nova Scotia. THANS exists to eliminate violence against women in Nova Scotia. Their organizations provide a full range of support services to women and their children in a safe, supportive environment and provide survivors of violence with opportunities to learn about available resources, and alternatives to facilitate informed personal choices and decisions.


THANS is not 100% government funded by the provincial or federal government. This needs to change. Go to thans.ca to learn how you can help.


This podcast is narrated by Ginger MacPhee, Executive Director at Chrysalis House Association.


Produced by Podstarter.

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