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I Count Mtl 2018 – Hundreds of volunteers took part in the second count of Montréal’s visibly homeless people in 12 boroughs

MONTRÉAL, April 25, 2018 – The first component of I Count Mtl 2018, the count of Montréal’s visibly homeless population, took place last night. Close to 700 volunteers walked the city’s streets and visited shelters and transition housing units to meet homeless people and ask them to fill out a short questionnaire. Montréal’s count will […]

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Kluane First Nation will receive funding for housing unit retrofits

KLUANE FIRST NATION, YUKON, April 25, 2018 — The governments Canada and Yukon are pleased to provide funding to help the Kluane First Nation (KFN) retrofit homes in Destruction Bay. The Kluane First Nation will receive just over $400,000 to retrofit nine units. This partnership will help revitalize and modernize older homes in the community. […]

by ahnationtalk on April 25, 201811 Views

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CNC signs MOU with the Aboriginal Housing Society of Prince George

PRINCE GEORGE – The College of New Caledonia (CNC) strengthened its relationship with the Aboriginal Housing Society of Prince George (AHSPG) with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding on April 17, 2018. The MOU formally recognizes the work CNC and AHSPG have undertaken to establish and promote a collaborative working relationship to provide family […]

by pmnationtalk on April 25, 201811 Views

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B.C. takes three more bold steps to fix the housing crisis

April 24, 2018 VICTORIA – The Province of British Columbia is continuing to take bold action to address both housing demand and supply by cracking down on tax evasion on pre-sale condo assignments, giving local governments the power to protect and encourage the building of rentals, and requiring communities to assess their housing needs. “For […]

by pmnationtalk on April 25, 201813 Views

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OAHS: PiT Count 2018

On Wednesday, April 18th, staff from Ontario Aboriginal Housing Services (OAHS), Social Services – Sault Ste. Marie District, and more than ten (10) other organizations gathered throughout the City to participate in PiT Count 2018. Volunteers gathered at Vincent Place, The Soup Kitchen, the Indian Friendship Centre and on foot in the community, to conduct […]

by pmnationtalk on April 24, 201820 Views

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Homelessness Survey in Arviat

19 April 2018  The Department of Family Services, in partnership with the Nunavut Housing Corporation, is conducting a survey in Arviat from April 23-May 4, to better understand homelessness in the community. A research team just completed similar survey work in Pond Inlet and Clyde River. Staff from the Department of Family Services Poverty […]

by ahnationtalk on April 19, 201829 Views

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Innovative Housing For Indigenous Youth, Elders Clears Hurdles in Kamloops – TheTyee.ca

A year behind schedule, first child welfare agency-run housing project gets green light. The housing crisis hit Kamloops hard in its efforts to end homelessness for youth leaving government care when they turn 19. But an innovative project to provide shared housing for elders and young people who have been in the child welfare system […]

by ahnationtalk on April 18, 201837 Views

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B.C. First Nation builds tiny homes amid housing crisis – Peace Arch News

Open to Indigenous and non-Indigenous tenants, project aims for affordability and zero hydro usage Apr. 17, 2018 Tiny homes are coming to the town of Hope, B.C., and they’re coming in the form of a Yale First Nation economic development project. What may be a win-win situation for both the Nation and people in need […]

by ahnationtalk on April 18, 201830 Views

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BC Government: New housing for Indigenous women facing homelessness

April 14, 2018 VICTORIA – The Government of British Columbia is partnering with the City of Victoria, Atira Women’s Resource Society and the Aboriginal Coalition to End Homelessness, to build new modular housing for Indigenous women, with 24/7 support services. “Having access to a safe, stable place to call home is crucial for anyone who is experiencing, […]

by ahnationtalk on April 16, 201825 Views

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Governments of Canada and Ontario celebrate affordable housing in Peterborough and area

PETERBOROUGH, ON, April 13, 2018 — More families, seniors, adults with disabilities and Indigenous people will now have a place to call home in Peterborough, Renfrew County and the surrounding areas. The federal and provincial governments are investing over $10.3 million to create 82 affordable housing units. The Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister of Status of Women and Member […]

by pmnationtalk on April 16, 201819 Views

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BC Government: HousingHub building partnerships to build homes

April 13, 2018 COQUITLAM – The Government of British Columbia’s new HousingHub will bring local governments, Indigenous partners, the non-profit sector and developers together for innovative partnerships to create homes people throughout British Columbia can afford. The first partnership starts with more than 400 new homes being built in Coquitlam, Nanaimo, Richmond and Vancouver. “Building […]

by ahnationtalk on April 13, 201844 Views

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Government of Canada applauds completion of housing projects in Grassy Narrows First Nation and Brunswick House First Nation

April 13, 2018 – Ottawa, Ontario – Indigenous Services Canada The Government of Canada is making historic investments to improve housing in First Nation communities to reduce overcrowding and better safeguard the health and safety of residents. Today, the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Indigenous Services, congratulated two Ontario First Nations on the completion of […]

by pmnationtalk on April 13, 201834 Views

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Students build tiny homes to tackle Alberta First Nation’s housing crisis – CBC

The program helps youth learn about trades while providing homes for seniors April 12, 2018 A southern Alberta First Nation is testing out a tiny home pilot project in the hope of both tackling its housing crisis and setting up high school students for careers in the trades. On Wednesday, Piikani Nation broke ground on the […]

by pmnationtalk on April 12, 201843 Views

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Task force to review rental housing policies, address affordability in B.C. – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 10, 2018 VICTORIA _ A task force has been appointed to scrutinize British Columbia’s rental housing regulations and come up with solutions to address affordability. Premier John Horgan says there are roughly 1.5 million renters across the province and the supply of rental housing has not kept up with demand. The task […]

by ahnationtalk on April 11, 201832 Views

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B.C. First Nation goes tiny as answer to housing needs for homeless single men – Journal Of Commerce

April 10, 2018 VANCOUVER – Members of a small B.C. First Nation have been working to build a tiny solution to homelessness in their community. In about a month’s time, a cluster of tiny homes in the Nuxalk First Nation in Bella Coola will open its doors to four single men who are homeless or […]

by ahnationtalk on April 10, 201848 Views

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Federal, provincial and territorial ministers endorse new housing partnership framework

TORONTO, April 9, 2018 – Federal, provincial and territorial Ministers responsible for housing met today to endorse a multilateral Housing Partnership Framework* (Partnership), further advancing the National Housing Strategy (NHS), and setting the foundation for federal, provincial and territorial governments to work together toward achieving a long-term shared vision for housing. Federal, provincial and territorial governments are primary […]

by pmnationtalk on April 10, 201855 Views

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Provinces, territories agree to billions in spending on Liberal housing strategy – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 9, 2018 By Jordan Press THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ Provinces and territories have agreed to fund a key financial pillar supporting the Trudeau Liberals’ decade-long housing strategy, vowing to spend billions to repair and build social housing units and create a new rental benefit. Several of the key programs in the […]

by ahnationtalk on April 10, 201835 Views

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NL Government: Provincial Government Meeting Commitment to Support Individuals with Complex Needs

March 29, 2018 Focused efforts to support individuals with complex needs are now in place across a number of Provincial Government departments and agencies. These initiatives deliver on a commitment in The Way Forward vision to implement client-focused interventions to support individuals with complex needs, including mental health and addictions, housing, and access to basic […]

by pmnationtalk on April 2, 201860 Views

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Right to housing to be mainstay of $40B national housing plan, Duclos says – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 26, 2018  OTTAWA _ The federal minister in charge of a decade-long housing strategy says the plan will be based on a “right to housing” as he faces criticism the Liberals are watering down the pledge. Characterizing housing as a human right was meant to provide recourse _ either through tribunals or […]

by ahnationtalk on March 27, 201864 Views

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First Nations Housing & Infrastructure Council of BC Launches Website

The First Nations Housing & Infrastructure Council of British Columbia (HIC) is excited to launch a website (www.fnhic-bc.ca) to support its important work to develop a First Nations-controlled Housing & Infrastructure Authority in BC. The website will support engagement outreach, house information about the initiative, keep people informed, and enable interested parties to provide input […]

by ahnationtalk on March 26, 201858 Views

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Governments of Canada and Ontario celebrate affordable housing in Durham Region

OSHAWA, ON, March 23, 2018 — More families, seniors and Indigenous peoples in Durham Region will now have a place to call home. The federal and provincial governments are investing over $44 million to create more than 358 affordable housing units in the area. Celina Caesar-Chavannes, Member of Parliament for Whitby, on behalf of the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, […]

by pmnationtalk on March 26, 201852 Views

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Homelessness research in Clyde River

16 March 2018  The Department of Family Services, in partnership with the Nunavut Housing Corporation, is conducting a survey in Clyde River from March 19-29, 2018 to better understand homelessness in the community. A research team just completed similar survey work in Pond Inlet. Staff from the Department of Family Services Poverty Reduction division […]

by ahnationtalk on March 16, 201899 Views

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Government of Canada Launches Consultations on the Human Rights-Based Approach to Housing

TORONTO, ONTARIO, March 14, 2018 — So that more Canadians have access to a safe and affordable place to call home, the Government of Canada is taking further steps to recognize and progressively realize a human rights-based approach to housing. Adam Vaughan, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development (Housing and […]

by ahnationtalk on March 14, 201866 Views

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Advocate for Children and Youth Wants to Raise Awareness on the Issue of Youth Homelessness – Saskatchewan Advocate for Children and Youth

SASKATOON—Corey O’Soup, Saskatchewan’s Advocate for Children and Youth, is showing his support to the 5 Days for the Homeless campaign which aims to educate, support, and spread awareness on how the issue of homelessness impacts our communities. The 5 Days for the Homeless campaign is occurring at several universities across the country. Both the University […]

by pmnationtalk on March 14, 2018139 Views

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To help Nunavik youth, build more housing, Quebec commission hears – Nunatsiaq.com

March 13, 2018 The next thing to fix is education, witnesses say MONTREAL—Build more houses and Nunavik will have less need for youth protection. That’s what youth protection commission staff told the Viens commission in Montreal yesterday. The commission is looking at the mistreatment of Indigenous people by Quebec authorities. It will produce recommendations on […]

by ahnationtalk on March 13, 201864 Views

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New supportive housing for homeless people in Chilliwack

March 8, 2018 CHILLIWACK – The B.C. government is working with the City of Chilliwack to create up to 46 units of new modular housing with 24/7 support that will help people who are homeless, or at risk of homelessness, transition towards a more stable life. “We need to get people into safe and secure […]

by ahnationtalk on March 8, 201862 Views

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Habitat’s Most Ambitious Build Yet – Bayshore Broadcasting

March 8, 2018 Habitat for Humanity Grey Bruce is preparing for their biggest home build in Neyaashiinigmiing, Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation. You could say it’s their most ambitious build to date. Habitat for Humanity Grey Bruce is preparing for their biggest home build in Neyaashiinigmiing, Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation. In fact, […]

by ahnationtalk on March 8, 201871 Views

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Investing in safe and affordable housing in Alberta

The Alberta government is investing in seven affordable housing and seniors housing projects across the province to give more Albertans a safe, accessible and affordable place to call home. As part of the Provincial Affordable Housing Strategy, a significant government investment will allow housing providers to explore options for building and renewing seniors housing and […]

by ahnationtalk on March 6, 201861 Views

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News Release – City of Toronto recognizes the 2018 Affordable Housing Champions

March 2, 2018 City of Toronto recognizes the 2018 Affordable Housing Champions Today, Mayor John Tory and Deputy Mayor Ana Bailão recognized 18 housing organizations as Toronto’s 2018 Affordable Housing Champions. The awards were presented at the City’s Affordable Housing Committee meeting to non-profit and private sector organizations with rental and ownership affordable housing developments […]

by pmnationtalk on March 2, 2018112 Views

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FSIN chief says federal budget doesn’t do enough to address housing issues – Starphoenix

“In some senses we’re pleased, but it’s not enough,” FSIN Chief Bobby Cameron says about this week’s federal budget. The federal government’s latest budget sends a strong signal about its commitment to Indigenous people, according to the chief of the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations. At the same time, the almost $5 billion earmarked for […]

by ahnationtalk on March 1, 201867 Views

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Homelessness survey in Pond Inlet

26 February 2018  The Department of Family Services’ Poverty Reduction division will conduct a door-to-door survey in Pond Inlet, from February 27 to March 9, 2018, to better understand homelessness in the community. A team will go to randomly selected houses and units to speak with people who permanently sleep in the dwelling, and […]

by ahnationtalk on February 27, 201890 Views

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Government of Canada takes action to address homelessness in Prince George, British Columbia

From Employment and Social Development Canada February 23, 2018 Prince George, British Columbia Employment and Social Development Canada The Government of Canada is providing funding that will prevent and reduce homelessness in Prince George, British Columbia. Pam Goldsmith-Jones, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Trade and Member of Parliament for West Vancouver-Sunshine Coast -Sea to […]

by ahnationtalk on February 23, 2018161 Views

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Ontario Aboriginal Housing Services expands services with transfer of 263 housing units

February 23, 2018 (Hamilton, Ontario) – Ontario Aboriginal Housing Services (OAHS) will expand its provision of rental services through the transfer of 263 housing units to OAHS on April 3, 2018. These units will be transferred to OAHS from Urban Native Homes Incorporated (UNHI), an Indigenous non-profit housing provider in Hamilton. This transfer to OAHS […]

by ahnationtalk on February 23, 2018159 Views

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Budget to outline Indigenous housing plan – TheRecord.com

OTTAWA — Indigenous communities will find themselves with a long-term funding commitment in next week’s federal budget worth hundreds of millions of dollars to address the most acute housing situation in the country, say sources familiar with the measure. The acute housing shortage in Indigenous communities has meant that homes are often overcrowded and in […]

by ahnationtalk on February 23, 201874 Views

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Liberals to outline long term Indigenous housing plan in budget, sources say – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Feb 22, 2018  OTTAWA _ The Canadian Press has learned the federal government will commit hundreds of millions of dollars in long-term funding to Indigenous housing in next week’s budget. Housing in Indigenous communities is considered the most acute housing situation in the country, thanks to a shortage of homes and the need […]

by pmnationtalk on February 22, 2018106 Views

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Aboriginal Housing Management Association Encouraged by Budget Speech

West Vancouver – In response to Tuesday’s budget speech by the provincial government, AHMA Chief Executive Officer Margaret Pfoh says that she is “deeply encouraged by the government’s commitment to Indigenous issues.”  Read more. NT4

by aanationtalk on February 22, 201853 Views

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New homes and withdrawal centre for people in Vancouver

Feb. 17, 2018 VANCOUVER – The Province is working with the City of Vancouver and Vancouver Coastal Health to build approximately 100 affordable rental homes, as well as a new withdrawal management centre for people seeking treatment for addictions. “Addressing both the urgent housing needs of British Columbians and the health needs of people living […]

by pmnationtalk on February 20, 201868 Views

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Thunder Bay hosts national conference on First Nations housing – CBC

Organizers say it’s now the largest event of its kind in Canada Feb 07, 2018 More than 270 delegates from across Canada are in Thunder Bay, Ont., this week, learning to install windows, taking workshops in construction tendering and listening to presentations about building codes and fire safety planning — all part of the annual […]

by pmnationtalk on February 7, 201859 Views

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BR Affordable Housing – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Feb 2, 2018 VANCOUVER – Local politicians in British Columbia are calling for an overhaul of the province’s housing system, with new taxes and policy changes to cool the red-hot housing and rental markets. The Union of B-C Municipalities released a report yesterday with 32 recommendations on how to resolve […]

by ahnationtalk on February 2, 2018111 Views

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Toque Tuesday is here! It’s more than a toque, it’s an end to homelessness

TORONTO, Jan. 30, 2018 – Join Raising the Roof and our partner agencies across Canada on February 6th for Toque Tuesday as we sell toques, socks, and mittens in support of long-term solutions to homelessness. Together, we can put an end to homelessness for the 235,000 Canadians who experience it each year. What can I […]

by aanationtalk on January 31, 201894 Views

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KRG: Housing Issues Discussed with Québec-Government Representatives

January 29, 2018 – Kuujjuaq, Québec – Chairperson of the Kativik Regional Government (KRG), Jennifer Munick, KRG Executive Committee member and Mayor of the Northern Village of Kuujjuaq, Tunu Napartuk, and President of the Kativik Municipal Housing Bureau (KMHB), Sammy Duncan, met in Kuujjuaq yesterday afternoon with the Minister responsible for Consumer Protection and for Housing, […]

by pmnationtalk on January 30, 201880 Views

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Vancouver renters’ union forms to fight soaring costs in city’s housing market – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jan 30, 2018 By Linda Givetash THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER _ Rising rental costs, evictions and a scarcity of units in Vancouver’s densely populated West End were among the reasons for Gail Harmer’s decision to join a group that is taking a new approach to advocating for the rights and protection of tenants. […]

by ahnationtalk on January 30, 201878 Views

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Canadian Housing First Toolkit Transferred to Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness from Mental Health Commission of Canada

January 26, 2018 Today the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) transferred the Canadian Housing First Toolkit to the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness (CAEH), who relaunched the site with an updated, friendly design. This valuable online resource helps organizations and communities across Canada plan, implement, evaluate and sustain Housing First programs.  The toolkit also includes videos and […]

by aanationtalk on January 29, 201883 Views

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OAHS Awarded Indigenous Business of the Year

The Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Business Achievement Awards were held Saturday night in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario near Whitefish Island. The gala evening event started with an opening address from Acting President Don Mitchell whose remarks had a significant Indigenous focus, which continued throughout the evening. He acknowledged the traditional territory of the Ojibwe people […]

by pmnationtalk on January 23, 2018106 Views

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Federal and Provincial Governments help Habitat for Humanity Family become Homeowners

January 22, 2018 The Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan announced the official opening of a brand-new Habitat for Humanity home in the community of Duck Lake.  This home marks another significant investment that strengthens communities and improves access to housing across the province. Today, Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, on behalf […]

by pmnationtalk on January 22, 2018108 Views

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NAN: Prime Minister visits Pikangikum First Nation

PIKANGIKUM FIRST NATION (January 19, 2018): Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler and Pikangikum First Nation Chief Dean Owen are pleased to welcome Prime Minster Justin Trudeau for a community visit to the remote Ojibway community today. “This event has been eagerly anticipated, and I am very pleased that the Prime Minister has […]

by aanationtalk on January 22, 201874 Views

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Trudeau Promises To Help First Nation Reserve With Housing Shortage – HuffPost Canada

January 19, 2018 He said the government wants to make investments in the community. PIKANGIKUM, Ont. — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is promising a remote northwestern Ontario reserve help with a housing shortage that the chief says is worse than ever. Trudeau said during a visit to Pikangikum First Nation that Ottawa is serious about […]

by pmnationtalk on January 22, 201868 Views

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Chief of Ontario reserve says housing shortage worse than ever; PM promises help – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jan 19, 2018  By Steve Lambert THE CANADIAN PRESS PIKANGIKUM, Ont. _ Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is promising a remote northwestern Ontario reserve help with a housing shortage that the chief says is worse than ever. Trudeau said during a visit to Pikangikum First Nation that Ottawa is serious about working with the […]

by ahnationtalk on January 22, 201874 Views

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What We Heard: Ten Year Affordable Housing Strategy – City of St. John’s

January 18, 2018 The City of St. John’s released a ‘What we Heard’ document following a public engagement process which took place between May and June 2017, to help inform the next 10 year Affordable Housing Strategy. The document can be found at engagestjohns.ca. The City’s first Affordable Housing Business Plan (AHBP), Creating Opportunities, Housing Our Community, […]

by pmnationtalk on January 19, 201880 Views

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Province investing in affordable homes in the Downtown Eastside

Jan. 16, 2018 VANCOUVER – The Government of British Columbia is investing in people in the Downtown Eastside with approximately 450 units of affordable rental housing being constructed for low- to moderate-income households. “We are building a mix of housing here that will help people who have been struggling to find homes they can afford […]

by aanationtalk on January 17, 201872 Views

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