Transitional Housing Study

This community-based research study was a Fife House collaboration with Bruce House, John Gordon Home, Loft Community Services, people living with HIV, and University Researchers and funded by Canadian Institutes of Health Research.


  • Transitional housing programs provide foundational skills in managing daily living (with HIV and other health concerns).
  • Transitional housing provides a safe space for residents to stabilise and manage fundamental HIV and non-HIV health care needs.

“The moment I came here, I, I had peace of mind which I believe is my priority, like, if I’m based on any other thing, you can survive any other thing”.

  • Support from transitional housing promotes better utilisation and greater access to health and social services.
  • Benefits that accrue from transitional housing supports lay the groundwork for transformative changes in the lives of residents upon which other core competencies can be developed for residents to live independently in permanent housing.

“All of my morning appointments, I kept missing all of them, until I sat down one day and figured out that this is a problem… so, it was when I came out and let Fife House know, that morning appointments won’t work… so  they actually helped me … getting my doctor to give me a continuous afternoon or evening appointments, instead of early hour appointments. ”

For a more comprehensive look at the study and the findings click on the links below:


Summary Sheets

Transitional Housing Summary Sheet

Bruce House Summary Sheet



Transitional Housing Study (Overview) Presentation

Transitional Housing Study (Refugee) Presentation

Transitional Housing Study (Bruce House Findings) Presentation


Poster Presentations

Transitional Housing (Overview) Poster

Transitional Housing (Refugee) Poster



To be posted.