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The quiet rise of rural homelessness

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International perspectives on the under-reported problem of rural homelessness, its characteristics and impact on rural communities.

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Speakers:

  • Terrilee Kelford - Co-Chair, National Alliance to End Rural Remote Homelessness (Canada)
  • Derek Logie Chief Executive, Rural Housing Scotland
  • Ruth Montgomery Business Development Manager, Rural Housing Association (N. Ireland)

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Rural homelessness, if it is acknowledged at all, is characterised as a hidden problem, something that goes unrecognised by housing authorities, communities and even the rural homeless themselves. It manifests itself in ‘housing options’ like caravans, tents, sofa-surfing, living with parents or is displaced to towns and cities - contributing to rural depopulation.

This webinar provides international perspectives on the under-reported problem of rural homelessness, its characteristics and impact on rural communities. Speakers from Canada, the USA, Northern Ireland and Scotland will outline their approaches to homelessness in rural communities; the legislative context, how they identify the problem and create solutions.

Through discussion, sharing experiences and knowledge we will identify different routes to tackling rural homelessness. What works in a rural context and what we can apply to help the rural homeless in our own countries.

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This is an online event. You will be sent an email with a link to the event 12 hours before it starts. Please check your junk mail folder if you don't see the email in your inbox.

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Like all events in the main Rural Housing Summit, this event is free to attend. However, as a charity with limited funding we always welcome donations to help us continue our work tackling the rural housing crisis.

If you would like to make a donation from as little as £4 to help with our running costs, please head over to https://ruralhousingscotland.org/product/donate.

Rural Housing Summit

This event is part of the Rural Housing Summit. Head over to www.ruralhousingsummit.org to find out about more sessions being run throughout the week.

The Rural Housing Summit is organised by Rural Housing Scotland with support from UN-Habitat and with sponsorship from Ecology Building Society .

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