Windsor Coalition For Development
Organization profile published 1982

Year Published:  1982
Resource Type:  Organization
Cx Number:  CX2652

This coalition of United Church people and Roman Catholics was formed in 1970. Initially it created a home repairs service as a response to the difficulty poor people were having in finding and maintaining themselves in adequate, affordable housing.

The COALITION also established educational programmes related to housing such as a Public Forum series one of which discussed guaranteed annual income. Teach-ins on poverty and justice were also held in schools. Most recently a Third World Resource Centre was created whose purpose is education and action on international poverty.

In 1977, the COALITION became involved in the purchase of housing for non-profit rental. It now houses 150 people in 64 units (duplexes and two small apartment buidlings) in downtown Windsor. A management committee of tenants, accountable to a board of directors, is responsible for the care of these properties.

For its next project the COALITION hopes to establish a small-scale food outlet for the purchase of food on a non-profit basis.

This abstract was published in the Connexions Digest in 1982.

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