Solidarity as One Antidote to the Housing Crisis — with Nick Montgomery

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Nick Montgomery
Am Johal
Below the Radar
Solidarity Housing
Melissa Roach
Cultural Studies
Community Land Trusts

Nick Montgomery joins Below the Radar to talk solutions to what he calls ‘structural precarity’ in housing. He is in conversation with host Melissa Roach about a newly launched project he has co-founded, Solidarity Housing, a new model that supports homeowners in transitioning their homes to become permanently affordable housing.


A writer, theorist, and permaculturist, Nick is deeply interested in housing alternatives, collective living, and finding more sustainable ways to live a thriving life in community with others. He and Melissa speak about the legal framework and model that Solidarity Housing seeks to provide, and how to encourage solidarity across the homeowner-tenant divide through engagement in mutual aid.


Nick Montgomery is passionate about creating alternatives to the dominant order of things, with a focus on housing and food. For the last fifteen years, he has been exploring non-profit and collective ways of living and working, including community land trusts, cooperatives, intentional communities, affinity groups, permaculture, and collective housing. He holds a PhD in Cultural Studies and has designed and taught courses for a number of universities and colleges across Canada. Nick is a writer, theory nerd, and gardener living with his partner on Sla-dai-aich (Denman Island, BC).


— Solidarity Housing:
— Solidarity Housing survey:
— Joyful Militancy: Building Thriving Resistance In Toxic Times:
— Nick Montgomery on the Grounded Futures show:…ick-montgomery/

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Roach, Melissa. “Solidarity as One Antidote to the Housing Crisis — with Nick Montgomery” Below the Radar, SFU’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement. Podcast audio, November 10, 2021.