Part 2: Supporting youth through the housing crisis in Kitchener Waterloo

The low income housing waitlist in Kitchener-Waterloo is almost six years long. Image by Sherice Alishaw.
Sherice Alishaw - CKMS - KitchenerON | 14-08-2021
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Host: Sherice Alishaw

The housing crisis has led to more barriers for the marginalized individuals within our community. Residents are facing an affordable housing crisis in Waterloo region. The low income housing waitlist is almost six years until you are able to be offered a unit. Marginalized members of the community are struggling to find and maintain stable housing in this region. 

On this episode of CKMS News, Sandy Dietrich-Bell, CEO of OneROOF a youth shelter in Kitchener, speaks with the station. Part 2 of the interview focuses on some solutions to the housing crisis and the barriers that youth face while trying to obtain stable housing.


This program is a part of the “Local Journalism Initiative” grant project and is funded by the Community Radio Fund of Canada, the Government of Canada and the CKMS Newsroom. 

Check out the archived versions of this program and other episodes on, and other stories commissioned under the Local Journalism Initiative at

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