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All OAHS Offices Closed Until Further Notice

March 31st, 2020 From today until further notice, all offices of Ontario Aboriginal Housing Services will be closed to the public due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Our business operations will still be running as usual. Please contact us at 1-866-391-1061 or at info@oahssc.ca for everyday matters. For maintenance requests, please call 1-866-391-1061 ext. 115 or […]

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OAHS Family Taking Care of the Community – OAHS

OAHS Family Taking Care of the Community At Ontario Aboriginal Housing Services, we go the extra mile to serve our community. During these unprecedented times, we thought it would be great to share what some of our caring team members are doing for the people! Recently, Brett and Shauna from the Mkaana’aa Wii-giiwe’aad (Finding Their […]

by ahnationtalk on March 26, 202024 Views

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NTI Calls for Housing Equity on World TB Day in midst of COVID-19 Pandemic

(March 24, 2020 – Iqaluit, Nunavut) Today, on World Tuberculosis Day, Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated calls on the Government of Canada to immediately make a significant funding commitment towards housing equity in Nunavut to address a root cause of high rates of respiratory illness in Nunavut. Efforts to eliminate TB will improve the health and wellbeing […]

by ahnationtalk on March 25, 202027 Views

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All OAHS Offices Closed Until April 6, 2020

From today until April 6, 2020, all offices of Ontario Aboriginal Housing Services will be closed to the public due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Our business operations will still be running as usual. Please contact us at 1-866-391-1061 or at info@oahssc.ca for everyday matters. Response times may be delayed so we appreciate your patience. Thank […]

by ahnationtalk on March 16, 202038 Views

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Pauktuutit Calls on Federal Government to Provide $20 M in Funding to Build Shelters for Women and Children Fleeing Violence Budget 2020 shelter request is in line with MMIWG recommendations and Reconciliation efforts.

(OTTAWA) Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada is calling on the federal government to urgently provide $20 million towards the building of shelters and second‐stage transitional housing in Inuit Nunagat and in Ottawa for Inuit women and children fleeing violence. At its AGM last week, Pauktuutit Board members and delegates unanimously passed a supportive motion, stating […]

by aanationtalk on March 13, 202053 Views

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New affordable homes proposed for downtown Vancouver

March 11, 2020 VANCOUVER – The Government of B.C. is partnering with the Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre Society (VAFCS) and the City of Vancouver on a proposal to provide more than 160 new affordable homes and 80 shelter spaces for people and families in downtown Vancouver. “It’s great to see the Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre, […]

by ahnationtalk on March 12, 202045 Views

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Inuit leadership moves to tackle shortage of women’s shelters in Nunavut – APTN News

March 10, 2020 While Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada is calling for millions in new federal spending to increase the number of women’s shelters in the territory, one Inuit region is already taking some steps to fill that gap. Pauktuutit, the national Inuit organization that lobbies for Inuit women, is calling for $20 million in […]

by ahnationtalk on March 11, 202039 Views

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Media Advisory – AFN 2020 National Housing & Infrastructure Forum and Tradeshow – March 10-12, 2020

Media Advisory – AFN 2020 National Housing & Infrastructure Forum and Tradeshow – March 10-12, 2020 TORONTO, March 9, 2020 – The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) is hosting its 4th Annual National Housing and Infrastructure Forum and Tradeshow from March 10-12, 2020 at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto, ON. Hundreds of First Nations […]

by ahnationtalk on March 9, 202079 Views

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Nunavut plans to build four new shelters for women fleeing violence – Nunatsiaq News

9 March 2020 Nunavut plans to increase its spending on family violence services and emergency support for 2020-21, in a move widely praised by regular MLAs. “I appreciate the efforts made to restructure and strengthen service delivery to increase focus on Nunavut’s most vulnerable,” Iqaluit-Manirajak MLA Adam Lightstone said on March 5 in his member’s […]

by ahnationtalk on March 9, 202027 Views

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Homeless Health Research Network releases evidence-based clinical guideline

9Mar2020 A collaborative approach is required to build healthcare pathways that will end homelessness in Canada, says the Homeless Health Research Network, a pan-Canadian team of experts including researchers from McGill University. Clinicians can play a role by tailoring their interventions using a comprehensive new clinical guideline on homelessness published in the Canadian Medical Association […]

by ahnationtalk on March 9, 202038 Views

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The long journey to safety: Northern women travel farthest to access domestic violence shelters – CBC

1 in 3 people in the territories live more than 100 km from a domestic violence shelter Mar 05, 2020 This story is part of Stopping Domestic Violence, a CBC News series looking at the crisis of intimate partner violence in Canada and what can be done to end it. It was the first and […]

by ahnationtalk on March 5, 202078 Views

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City of London: Street Level Women at Risk Final Evaluation Report

March 04, 2020 Street Level Women at Risk (SLWAR) supports women experiencing homelessness and involved in street level sex work to secure housing and begin working towards achieving their goals. “Through a collaborative community effort, unprecedented in its scope, Street Level Women at Risk has been successful in improving outcomes for the women we support,” […]

by ahnationtalk on March 5, 202058 Views

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Shelter funding will be a priority, northern affairs minister tells Pauktuutit – Nunatsiaq News

3 March 2020 “If that’s your priority, we will work to get it done” OTTAWA—The government of Canada says it will make it a priority to provide more money to build emergency shelters in Inuit communities for women and children fleeting violence. That’s what Dan Vandal, Canada’s minister of Northern Affairs, told Pauktuutit Inuit Women […]

by ahnationtalk on March 4, 202032 Views

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Nova Scotia government signs $3.7-million Indigenous housing agreement – The Chronicle Herald

HALIFAX, N.S. — The province and federal government are ponying up $3.7 million to repair 36 low-income urban Indigenous housing units and fund 51 rent supplements. The funding is for Tawaak Housing Association which oversees 141 units in Nova Scotia. In January, tenants of the non-profit housing group spoke out about unsafe living conditions and […]

by ahnationtalk on March 3, 202042 Views

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NS Government: Agreement Provides More Support for Indigenous Housing

March 2, 2020 The quality of life for Nova Scotians greatly depends on access to safe and affordable housing. That is why the province has signed an agreement to fund the repair and renovation of rental units owned and operated by Tawaak Housing Association. Through the agreement, an investment of $3.7 million will be made […]

by ahnationtalk on March 3, 202037 Views

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Better food security support for Doig River First Nation

March 1, 2020 FORT ST. JOHN – People in Doig River First Nation will soon have better access to more nutritious food sources through a new grant for local food-security projects. Doig River First Nation is receiving $112,475 through Victoria Foundation’s Food Security – Provincial Initiatives fund. The funding will help create a community garden, […]

by ahnationtalk on March 2, 202049 Views

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Housing Project For Families With Disabilities Opens In Saskatoon

February 28, 2020 The Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan, along with the City of Saskatoon and SaskNative Rentals Inc. (SNR), officially opened a new affordable rental housing project for six families in need of a safe, comfortable home. The project consists of three semi-detached houses containing a total of six, two- and three-bedroom units.  Units […]

by ahnationtalk on February 28, 202069 Views

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City of Kingston: Mayor’s Task Force on Housing releases recommendations

February 27, 2020 – “Kingston has a housing affordability crisis which must be addressed by increasing supply,” the Mayor’s Task Force on Housing Report confirms. On March 3, Kingston City Council will receive the Report, which offers 40+ wide-ranging recommendations all aimed at increasing the supply of housing – and especially affordable housing – in […]

by ahnationtalk on February 28, 202062 Views

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BC Government: Province supporting communities to plan for housing

Feb. 27, 2020 VICTORIA – The Province is investing $1.7 million to help communities collect and analyze data on their housing needs so governments can deliver the right kind of homes for people in B.C. The data will inform housing needs reports, which will identify community housing needs, such as affordable housing, rental housing, seniors’ […]

by ahnationtalk on February 28, 202042 Views

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Tribunal hears appeal of Junot Ave. transitional housing project – Tbnewswatch.com

A Thunder Bay real estate developer and owner says it conflicts with the Official Plan. THUNDER BAY — Ontario’s Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) is considering its decision in an appeal by a Thunder Bay real estate developer against city council’s approval of a transitional housing facility on Junot Avenue. Red River Holdings, which owns […]

by ahnationtalk on February 27, 202032 Views

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A Place to Start From: Why We Launched the Home Ownership Program – Backwoods Energy

TS Eliot once wrote that home is where one starts from. The line is in East Coker, Eliot’s second poem in Four Quartets. It establishes the emotional anchoring of home – the familiar in which we are based before we head off into a strange world. The fortunate can understand the emotional appeal of home; […]

by ahnationtalk on February 26, 202054 Views

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Northern housing ministers join forces to face crisis – CBC

Feb 24, 2020 Meanwhile, Nunavut MLAs team up to question cabinet on all housing angles Housing ministers from all three territories are brainstorming ways to lobby the federal government for more support in the North. The trio have a meeting next month to talk about issues that aggravate the northern housing crisis, like aging infrastructure, […]

by ahnationtalk on February 24, 202053 Views

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From Marginalized to Magnified – Youth homelessness Solutions From Those With Lived Expertise

Feb. 21, 2020 VANCOUVER – The provincial government should create and implement a distinct plan to end youth homelessness in British Columbia that is informed by youth with lived expertise, recommends a report issued today by Katherine McParland. The Office of the Representative for Children and Youth, which assisted the author and her advisory group […]

by ahnationtalk on February 21, 2020181 Views

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PE Government: Community organizations receive funding for housing initiatives

Feb 21 2020 Several community organizations across the province will receive funding for housing projects to help Islanders in need of assisted living, shelter and more affordable housing options. Funding is provided through the Community Housing Fund to support initiatives for seniors, the Indigenous community, those experiencing homelessness and Islanders with intellectual and physical disabilities. […]

by ahnationtalk on February 21, 202084 Views

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Women’s National Housing and Homelessness Network launches today

The CAEH is a proud partner of this new network, which aims to eliminate homelessness and housing insecurity for women, girls, and gender-diverse peoples across Canada. Women’s homelessness is a crisis in Canada. Across this country, women-identifying and gender diverse peoples experience some of the most severe forms of housing need. Black women, transwomen, Indigenous […]

by ahnationtalk on February 21, 202067 Views

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AHMA calls on the Province to honour UNDRIP by empowering Indigenous Housing Providers to deliver Indigenous Housing projects and decolonize the development process

Squamish Nation Territory/West Vancouver (February 20, 2020) The British Columbian Provincial Budget that was announced on Tuesday February 18, 2020 raised some concerns to all Indigenous Housing Providers in British Columbia. The budget’s zero increase in investments in Indigenous housing paired with BC Housing’s new service plan that puts boundaries on their cooperation with AHMA, […]

by ahnationtalk on February 21, 202085 Views

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Everyone Counts. City seeks volunteers to measure homelessness in Hamilton

February 18 2020 HAMILTON, ON – The City of Hamilton is looking for approximately 150 volunteers to participate in Everyone Counts 2020: the third nationally Coordinated Point-in-Time Count of homelessness in Canada. Referred to locally as the Point in Time Connection, the initiative will take place April 19 to 23, 2020. The City is once […]

by ahnationtalk on February 19, 202038 Views

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Council approves zoning amendment for housing units, with consideration to issues raised by public – Manitoulin.ca

February 14, 2020 GORE BAY – Council for the Town of Gore Bay has given its approval to amend a zoning by-law toward the development of a proposed 30-unit apartment-type structure in the town with conditions, in consideration of the many concerns raised by residents of Hall Street, at a meeting held this past Monday. […]

by ahnationtalk on February 14, 2020111 Views

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BC Government: Helping communities better understand local homelessness

Feb. 13, 2020 VICTORIA – To better understand local issues to help municipalities and local organizations best support people experiencing or at risk of homelessness, government is conducting a second provincial homeless count. The Province is partnering with the Homelessness Services Association of BC (HSABC) and BC Housing to complete 16 community counts throughout the […]

by ahnationtalk on February 14, 202074 Views

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YT Government: New affordable housing underway through Housing Initiatives Fund

The third call for projects for the annual $3.6 million Housing Initiatives Fund recently supported 12 more shovel-ready projects across Yukon. Over the last three years, the fund has supported projects that will result in more than 350 new housing units in the territory. In Whitehorse, Ramza Developments Limited completed an 18-unit building in June […]

by ahnationtalk on February 14, 202079 Views

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Postcards: “Death Sentence” – Indigenous Groups Spotlight Canada’s Homelessness Crisis – Sight Mag

Nakuset was tired of waiting. So, when the Indigenous activist noticed a spike in deaths among Montreal’s homeless population, many of them from the Inuit communities in northern Quebec, she rang the alarm and alerted city authorities. Then she collected the money and resources she needed to build Resilience Montreal, a downtown day centre that […]

by ahnationtalk on February 13, 2020118 Views

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First Nation Housing Conference focusing on community-led solutions – Northern Ontario Business

The annual First Nation Housing Conference is taking place in Thunder Bay from Feb. 11 to 13 and will look at First Nation led initiatives to address housing issues like overcrowding. Addressing the many challenges and issues affecting housing in remote First Nation communities has to be led by the community members themselves, say delegates […]

by ahnationtalk on February 12, 202071 Views

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National Right to Housing Network launches today to advance the right to housing in Canada

Over 75 organizations and prominent experts and advocates launch the National Right to Housing Network with a mission to meaningfully implement and fully realize the right to housing for all. OTTAWA (February 6, 2020) – In 2019, Canada committed to the human right to housing by passing the National Housing Strategy Act, the result of […]

by ahnationtalk on February 7, 202074 Views

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Invest in cities, and we’ll deliver: mayors

February 6, 2020 Ottawa – With Parliament back in session, mayors from some of Canada’s biggest cities met to craft a shortlist of federal budget proposals—to turn election commitments into faster commutes, more affordable housing and other concrete outcomes for Canadians. “This first budget is a litmus test for this Parliament,” said Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson, […]

by ahnationtalk on February 6, 202059 Views

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An Urban, Rural and Northern Indigenous Housing Strategy – Ontario Aboriginal Housing Services

The Canadian Housing and Renewal Association’s Indigenous Caucus has presented a proposal to the federal government to create a strategy that addresses the Indigenous housing crisis in urban, rural and northern communities. This strategy should be developed “For Indigenous, By Indigenous”. Although the National Housing Strategy (NHS) has made strides in addressing the housing needs […]

by ahnationtalk on February 5, 202063 Views

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The way forward for energy development? Cenovus commits to building hundreds of homes in communities closest to their oil sands operations – Todayville.com

Our Indigenous Housing program, the largest community investment initiative in Cenovus’s history, is aimed at addressing one of the most pressing issues facing Indigenous communities in Canada – the lack of adequate housing that is forcing many families to live in overcrowded and unsafe conditions. The program involves a plan to commit $10 million per […]

by ahnationtalk on February 4, 202073 Views

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Partnership with Westbank First Nation brings new affordable homes to community

Jan. 31, 2020 WESTBANK FIRST NATION – Indigenous families, individuals and Elders will soon have new affordable rental homes in their community as the Westbank First Nation (WFN) and the Province partner to build 17 homes on the Westbank reserve. “Our Council strives to ensure that all WFN Members are afforded housing opportunities that meet […]

by ahnationtalk on January 31, 202094 Views

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Support for at-risk homeless in Lethbridge

The governments of Alberta and Canada will provide new housing units and on-site social supports for people who are at risk of homelessness in Lethbridge. The permanent supportive housing project will help people with addiction, mental health and other social and physical challenges. The Alberta government and the Government of Canada, through Canada Mortgage and […]

by ahnationtalk on January 30, 2020122 Views

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Cenovus Energy commits $50M to Indigenous housing in northern Alberta – CTV News

January 30, 2020 CALGARY — Cenovus Energy has announced it will commit $10 million per year for five years to build new homes inside First Nations and Metis communities closest to its oilsands operations in northern Alberta. The new homes will be constructed in the following six communities near the Christina Lake and Foster Creek […]

by ahnationtalk on January 30, 202088 Views

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Cenovus to help address Indigenous housing crisis in northern Alberta

Calgary, Alberta (January 30, 2020) – Cenovus Energy Inc. (TSX: CVE) (NYSE: CVE) today launched a major initiative aimed at addressing one of the most pressing issues facing Indigenous communities in Canada – the lack of adequate housing that is forcing many families to live in overcrowded and unsafe conditions. Cenovus is committing $10 million […]

by ahnationtalk on January 30, 202073 Views

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City of Ottawa declares ‘historic’ affordable housing and homelessness emergency – APTN News

January 29, 2020 City councillors voted unanimously on Wednesday to pass a motion declaring a homelessness and affordable housing emergency in the nation’s capital. The motion also demands “a special emphasis on Indigenous homelessness,” given the overrepresentation of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis among the homeless population in Ottawa. Coun. Catherine McKenney previously tabled the […]

by ahnationtalk on January 30, 2020121 Views

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CHRA Releases 2020 Pre-Budget Submission

January 28, 2020 In advance of the 2020 federal Budget, the Canadian Housing and Renewal Association (CHRA) today issued its submission to the federal government outlining its key budgetary recommendations. CHRA has called for 3 policies to be included in Budget 2020: Develop and implement an urban, rural and northern Indigenous housing strategy, introduce new […]

by ahnationtalk on January 29, 202068 Views

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The Daily Wednesday, January 29, 2020

January 29, 2020 Cancer incidence in Canada, 2017 Thousands of Canadians are diagnosed with cancer every year. One way to monitor how cancer affects Canadians is to measure cancer incidence in Canada—that is, the number of new cancer cases diagnosed over a certain time period, usually one year. This measurement helps Canadians understand the risk […]

by ahnationtalk on January 29, 202059 Views

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Eliza Building in Dawson expands territory’s affordable housing

Published 28/01/2020 Dawson City’s new Eliza Building is expanding affordable housing options in the territory. The Chief Isaac Group of Companies recently completed a 14-unit structure in Dawson City, named the Eliza Building. This project was built with support from the Government of Yukon and the Government of Canada through the Canada Mortgage and Housing […]

by ahnationtalk on January 28, 202082 Views

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My kids can grow up in this house’: Habitat completes 1st home on Lennox Island – CBC

Sark home is Habitat for Humanity’s first build in Lennox Island First Nation Jan 27, 2020 After several years of bouncing around between different homes, Kelly Sark finally has the keys to her very own house — a three-bedroom home for her, and her two children. The house was built by Habitat for Humanity P.E.I., […]

by ahnationtalk on January 28, 202067 Views

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REGISTRATION NOW OPEN for the Assembly of First Nations 2020 National Housing and Infrastructure Forum and Tradeshow in Toronto, Ontario

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN for the Assembly of First Nations 2020 National Housing and Infrastructure Forum and Tradeshow in Toronto, Ontario Greetings, The Assembly of First Nations is hosting the 2020 National Housing and Infrastructure Forum and Tradeshow on March 10-12, 2020, in Toronto, Ontario, at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel. The forum will host plenary […]

by ahnationtalk on January 24, 2020144 Views

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Cree interest in private home ownership very high, but issues with readiness remain: report – CBC

The Cree Nation Government will table a housing strategy next week Jan 24, 2020 Programs to increase financial literacy and education encouraging high-income earners to move out of social housing are just some of the ideas put forth in a housing report prepared for the Cree Nation Government. The report was commissioned to evaluate the […]

by ahnationtalk on January 24, 202073 Views

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BC Government: Consultations start on future of housing supply, affordability

Jan. 22, 2020 VICTORIA – Consultations are underway to identify measures that could build on government investments and initiatives already underway to help more people find affordable housing in British Columbia. In September 2019, the governments of Canada and B.C. created the Expert Panel on the Future of Housing Supply and Affordability. The panel has […]

by ahnationtalk on January 22, 2020101 Views

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Indigenous agencies say they can’t be an ‘afterthought’ when dealing with homelessness in Ottawa – APTN News

January 22, 2020 Governments need to include more Indigenous voices if they’re going to address the overrepresentation of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis among the homeless population in the nation’s capital, according to those working on the front lines of the affordable housing shortage. “There needs to be an investment, more of an investment for […]

by ahnationtalk on January 22, 2020151 Views

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Province secures affordable rental housing in Prince George

Jan. 21, 2020 PRINCE GEORGE – The Province is partnering with the Aboriginal Housing Society of Prince George to purchase a six-unit apartment complex, preserving rental housing and providing affordable options for Indigenous peoples in the community. “By helping to purchase this building, we are protecting these affordable homes for people in Prince George,” said […]

by ahnationtalk on January 21, 202056 Views

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