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Legal Discrimination

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Is there a point in time when discrimination becomes legal?

The short answer is no, but the extended and more accurate response is, well, that’s where things can become confusing. 

Its a phenomenon often found in already ​​marginalized populations where ethnicity and gender play a role in obtaining the sparse services. Changes cause an upset in the balance affecting one part of a marginalized population over another.

Single Father Chris Jonathan

When he recently received an eviction notice from Brantford Native Housing, Chris Jonathan found himself in a challenging situation. He reports housing advocates told him that it’s a form of Legal Discrimination.

Jonathan reports that he received an eviction notice with very little time to find adequate housing to meet his needs as a disabled man and his exceptional needs daughter. He adds that the building is being demolished for transitional housing for native women only, leaving him out of being able to return. 

Set for demolition

Branford Native Housing typically services individuals who require shelter and may not necessarily be able to pay market rent. But unfortunately, it’s a reality for many individuals, especially within marginalized populations.

Even more so now, with skyrocketing  prices in Branford for rent and utilities, it leaves many individuals with few options. 

The lack of resources provided for Indigenous men  isnt specific to Brantford but demonstrates a troubling trend.

After successfully gaining custody of their children, its daunting to know that many communities lack the resources specifically for Onkwehonwe single fathers.