Métis women’s and 2SLGBTQQIA+ folks’ housing precarity is neither well-documented nor well understood. Our community-driven, distinctions- and gender-based research examines their housing needs while considering the many interwoven factors related to housing insecurity and the many gaps in research.
In Closing the Gap, we identified several housing gaps experienced by Métis women and 2SLGBTQQIA+ folks, including the needs and experiences of lone-parent Métis families, 2SLGBTQQIA+ Métis, Métis with disabilities and alternate abilities and Métis youth. To help close these gaps, our project includes a housing literature review, conversational interviews, document analysis and a survey.
Métis women’s experiences with housing programs are also examined, including their access and barriers to emergency shelter and transitional housing supports, home-buying and home ownership programs, and home maintenance and repair resources.
Closing the Gap also includes research on the unique circumstances, risks and vulnerabilities of Métis women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA+ Métis, that expose them to housing precarity and homelessness, and thus to increased risk of violent victimization and MMIWG.