SUMMARY OF RESEARCH
Furniture poverty describes the crippling condition, or the inability to afford basic items of furniture that meet a dignified standard of living. It is often a silent issue because its prevalence is hidden behind the front door, but the situation is faced by a growing number of low income households in communities across Canada, including newcomers and refugees. Because furniture deprivation exists behind closed doors, no one sees or hears about it.
Furniture Poverty: A Challenge Behind Closed Doors. (2016, May 3). CanadaHelps – Donate to Any Charity in Canada. https://www.canadahelps.org/en/giving-life/featured-series/furniture-poverty-a-challenge-behind-closed-doors/