A Legal Framework for Supportive Housing for Seniors: Options for Canadian Policy Makers

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation External Research Program, 2005

Posted: 19 Apr 2006

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Margaret Isabel Hall

Thompson Rivers University - Faculty of Law


This report considers a range of approaches to the regulation of supportive housing for seniors. These approaches take into account the special hybrid quality of supportive housing as housing with services and the particular needs of seniors, especially at the high "assisted living" end of the supportive housing range. The methodology for the research included a review of literature and legislation in Canada, the United Kingdom, United States, and Australia; consultation with seniors and with professional stakeholders; an evaluation of potential approaches to regulation and possible options to supplement or support regulation (including a National Working Group on Supportive Housing to create best practices guidelines, a Supportive Housing Centre of Excellence, elder ombudsmen, and an information database and seniors' hotline). The Report is intended to serve as an information resource for Canadian policy makers and others concerned with supportive housing for seniors.

Keywords: housing,law and aging,elderlaw,regulation,legislation,law reform,social policy

Suggested Citation

Hall, Margaret Isabel, A Legal Framework for Supportive Housing for Seniors: Options for Canadian Policy Makers. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=896172

Margaret Isabel Hall (Contact Author)

Thompson Rivers University - Faculty of Law ( email )

900 McGill Road
Kamloops, British Columbia
604 518 3136 (Phone)

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