"This report presents the research evidence on the links between financial exclusion and homelessness. Friends Provident and the London Housing Foundation commissioned the Centre for Housing Policy at the University of York to conduct a review that would both examine the nature and impact of financial exclusion on homeless people, as well as the range of interventions that are presently used to address this financial exclusion and the extent of knowledge on ‘what works’ in this area."
From the Manitoba chapter of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. "Neoliberal theory provides unreasonable answers to our participants’ reasonable questions. This result will no doubt be unsatisfying, but is inevitable given the flaws of the theory. What is even more frustrating is that governments around the world, including ― to a certain extent ― Manitoba have bought into this theory; what is encouraging is that civil society is beginning to ask why. We hope that this year’s State of the Inner City Report fuels the growing debate and encourages Manitobans to rethink the wisdom of relying on a theory that clearly does so much damage."
Poor individuals and families are not evenly distributed across communities or throughout the country. Instead, they tend to live near one another, clustering in certain neighborhoods and regions. This concentration of poverty results in higher crime rates, underperforming public schools, poor housing and health conditions, as well as limited access to private services and job opportunities.