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New building opens in Aklavik, offering help for homeless – Cabin Radio

December 10, 2018 The territorial government has opened a new housing complex to help the homeless of Aklavik. The Beaufort Delta hamlet, with a population of around 650, will use the four-unit building to implement a housing-first model. “The program intends to house people first and then to focus on improving their housing sustainability by […]

by ahnationtalk on December 11, 201813 Views

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BC Government: Elders and seniors benefiting from new housing

December 07, 2018 CAMPBELL RIVER – People in Campbell River, including Elders, seniors and those with physical disabilities, now have access to new affordable rental homes, thanks to a partnership between the Government of British Columbia and M’akola Housing Society. “People in communities like Campbell River have been struggling to afford housing for too long,” […]

by pmnationtalk on December 10, 201815 Views

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More safe homes for women and children fleeing violence in Nanaimo

December 07, 2018 NANAIMO – Women and children leaving violence in Nanaimo will soon have more safe places to regroup, recover and begin rebuilding their lives. The Province and the Snuneymuxw Youth and Family Society have partnered to provide a 10-bed women’s transition house in the Nanaimo area. Mitzi Dean, Parliamentary Secretary for Gender Equity, […]

by pmnationtalk on December 7, 201830 Views

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Government of Canada congratulates the Anishinabe of Wauzhushk Onigum Nation on the completion of two new triplexes

From: Indigenous Services Canada News release December 5, 2018 — Ottawa, Traditional Algonquin Territory, Ontario — Indigenous Services Canada All Canadians should have access to safe and healthy homes. The Government of Canada is committed to improving housing conditions in First Nations communities, reducing overcrowding and enhancing quality of life for families and residents. Today, […]

by ahnationtalk on December 5, 201829 Views

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Inuit-Crown Partnership Committee leaders working to make progress on shared priorities including housing and food security

December 4, 2018 – Ottawa, Ontario – Crown-Indigenous Relations Canada The Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Intergovernmental and Northern Affairs and Internal Trade, Dominic LeBlanc, and the President of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, Natan Obed and Inuit leaders, were pleased to gather on November 29 for the sixth meeting of the Inuit-Crown Partnership […]

by pmnationtalk on December 5, 201823 Views

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British Columbia invests in 1,100 new homes for Indigenous residents – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 24, 2018  PITT MEADOWS, B.C. _ The British Columbia government is investing $231 million to build more than 1,100 new affordable homes for Indigenous residents in communities across the province. The first set of homes selected through a new Indigenous housing fund include nearly 780 off-reserve homes and close to 370 homes […]

by ahnationtalk on November 26, 201842 Views

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BC Government: More than 1,100 new homes coming for Indigenous peoples

Nov. 24, 2018 PITT MEADOWS – Indigenous peoples on- and off-reserve will soon have access to more than 1,100 new affordable homes in 26 communities throughout British Columbia. The first set of homes selected through the Building BC: Indigenous Housing Fund includes nearly 780 off-reserve homes and close to 370 homes on-reserve. This makes B.C. […]

by ahnationtalk on November 26, 201850 Views

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New affordable housing to help Port Alberni seniors

Nov. 23, 2018 PORT ALBERNI – Seniors in Port Alberni will soon have access to additional affordable rental housing and long-term care so they can receive the services they need and continue to live in the community as they age. Two new projects at the Tsawaayuus Care Facility are under construction as part of a […]

by ahnationtalk on November 23, 2018115 Views

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Government of Canada Provides Housing Support for Almost 1 Million Canadian Families

Every Canadian deserves a safe and affordable place to call home.  That is why, starting in Budget 2016, the Government of Canada made significant investments to build more affordable housing and to make housing more affordable across Canada. Since 2016, the Government of Canada has invested more than $5.7 billion across Canada. These investments have helped […]

by ahnationtalk on November 22, 201839 Views

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Housing Research Award Recipients Recognized for Shaping the Future of Housing in Canada

November 22, 2018 The Government of Canada through the CMHC Housing Research Awards program under the National Housing Strategy (NHS) is proud to recognize three Canadian researchers for their world-class housing research initiatives which are helping to shape the future of housing in Canada. The three award recipients were announced during this week’s National Housing […]

by ahnationtalk on November 22, 201859 Views

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BC Government: Premier’s statement on National Housing Day

Nov. 22, 2018 VICTORIA – Premier John Horgan has issued the following statement to mark National Housing Day on Nov. 22, 2018: “Every person deserves a safe place to call home. But years of inaction on the B.C. housing crisis has left too many people in B.C. unable to find affordable housing. Our government is […]

by ahnationtalk on November 22, 201830 Views

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York U: New report sets out roadmap for prevention of youth homelessness in Canada

TORONTO, November 20, 2018 – It is time for a new approach to youth homelessness – one that is proactive, collaborative, and rights-based, a new report from the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness and A Way Home Canada concludes. The Roadmap for the Prevention of Youth Homelessness, published today, provides a clear definition of youth homelessness […]

by ahnationtalk on November 20, 201845 Views

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High end B.C. house prices dropping, but no relief at lower levels – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 19, 2018  By Hina Alam THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER _ The British Columbia government says it’s already seeing positive results from the policies it put in place to address the housing crisis, but one expert says there’s still a long way to go. Housing Minister Selina Robinson says the government is seeing […]

by ahnationtalk on November 20, 201822 Views

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AFN BULLETIN – Report to First Nations on National Housing and Infrastructure Forum

AFN BULLETIN – Report to First Nations on National Housing and Infrastructure Forum November 19, 2018 AFN National Housing and Infrastructure Forum – October 30 to November 1, 2018, Vancouver, BC Summary: The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) hosted its third National Housing and Infrastructure Forum to showcase innovation and further develop the First Nations […]

by ahnationtalk on November 19, 2018201 Views

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High end B.C. house prices dropping, but no relief at lower levels – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 18, 2018 By Hina Alam THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER _ The British Columbia government says it’s already seeing positive results from the policies it put in place to address the housing crisis, but one expert says there’s still a long way to go. Housing Minister Selina Robinson says the government is seeing […]

by ahnationtalk on November 19, 201831 Views

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Hundreds of new, affordable, student homes coming to UVic

Nov. 15, 2018 VICTORIA – The B.C. government is expanding on-campus housing by 25% at the University of Victoria (UVic), making it more affordable for students to get the education they need. The UVic project is the second to access the BC Student Housing Loan Program, a $450-million initiative launched in this year’s provincial budget […]

by ahnationtalk on November 15, 201832 Views

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Governments of Canada and Northwest Territories Sign Housing Agreement

November 15, 2018 Families, Indigenous communities and vulnerable Canadians in need of an affordable place to call home can count on long-term funding for community housing in the Northwest Territories thanks to an agreement signed today by the federal and territorial governments. Adam Vaughan, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, […]

by ahnationtalk on November 15, 201853 Views

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After 18 months in uninsulated shack, Pond Inlet family to get a home – CBC

Jeannie Kasarnak has been living in a tiny shack with her 3 children since March 2017 Nov 14, 2018 Jeannie Kasarnak stays up all night tending the flame of a Coleman camping stove. It’s the only thing providing heat to a tiny, uninsulated shack she lives in with her three young children and common-law partner, […]

by ahnationtalk on November 15, 201827 Views

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Media Advisory – New accessible senior’s duplexes officially open in Carmacks

CARMACKS, YT, Nov. 15, 2018 – Join Larry Bagnell, Member of Parliament for Yukon, on behalf of the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and Minister Responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), along with Minister Responsible for Yukon Housing Corporation Pauline Frost as they officially open two new accessible duplexes […]

by ahnationtalk on November 15, 201827 Views

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Media Advisory – Governments of Canada and Northwest Territories to make announcement related to housing

YELLOWKNIFE, Nov. 14, 2018  – The federal and territorial governments will be making an announcement related to housing in the Northwest Territories. Media are invited to join the Adam Vaughan, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, and the Honourable Alfred Moses, Minister of Municipal and Community Affairs. Date: November 15, […]

by ahnationtalk on November 14, 201840 Views

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Thunder Bay homelessness count findings, recommendations, released – CBC

Report finds majority of Thunder Bays homeless are Indigenous, and many were in the child welfare system Nov 14, 2018 A new report paints a clearer picture of who is homeless in Thunder Bay, and what steps might be taken to help them. On Tuesday, the 2018 Point in Time Homelessness Count report was released […]

by ahnationtalk on November 14, 201830 Views

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MMF celebrates new Housing in The Pas at ribbon-cutting ceremony

The Pas, MB – On Friday, November 2, the Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) celebrated the completion of two new housing units in The Pas with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The new duplex on Bignell Avenue includes a 2-bedroom and 3-bedroom unit. This is the fifth housing project completed by the MMF since partnering with Manitoba […]

by pmnationtalk on November 13, 201828 Views

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Concerns raised over future of subsidized housing for Indigenous people – CBC

CMHC says more details to be released in the future Nov 12, 2018 A non-profit group in Sudbury is worried about the future of affordable housing for Indigenous residents. The Native People of Sudbury Development Corporation currently has more than 100 units in the city and Espanola. It says due to an historic operational agreement […]

by ahnationtalk on November 13, 201834 Views

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Dene Nation ‘not happy’ with distribution of $600M in funding for on-reserve housing – CBC

Chief says there is ‘lack of clarity’ over whether N.W.T. communities can access funding Nov 12, 2018 The Dene Nation is looking to the federal government for clarity about $600 million in funding announced for on-reserve housing, because the majority of Indigenous people in the Northwest Territories don’t live on reserves. “We have two reserves […]

by ahnationtalk on November 12, 201840 Views

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City (Kingston) and United Way release 2018 homelessness enumeration and survey results

November 8, 2018 The City of Kingston and United Way of KFL&A are releasing the results of the 2018 enumeration of homeless people in the City of Kingston and County of Frontenac. Through an Urban Kingston Point-In-Time Count and a County of Frontenac and Rural Kingston enumeration process, agency staff and trained volunteers administered surveys […]

by ahnationtalk on November 12, 201845 Views

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Reaching Home: Canada’s Homelessness Strategy

The Government of Canada announces new details on strategy to reduce chronic homelessness by 50% over the next ten years November 5, 2018      Hamilton, Ontario     Employment and Social Development Canada Homelessness has an impact on every community in Canada.  It affects a diverse cross‑section of the population including individuals, families, women with children, veterans, youth, seniors […]

by pmnationtalk on November 5, 201882 Views

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Government of Canada takes concrete action to address homelessness in Edmonton

From: Employment and Social Development Canada November 2, 2018 Edmonton, Alberta Employment and Social Development Canada One of the most important roles of the Government of Canada is to support vulnerable Canadians, including those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. The Government of Canada is investing in communities developing innovative solutions to prevent […]

by ahnationtalk on November 2, 201858 Views

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Government of Canada congratulates Beausoleil First Nation on the opening of a new energy-efficient housing project

November 1, 2018 — Ottawa, Traditional Algonquin Territory, Ontario — Indigenous Services Canada The Government of Canada is making historic investments to improve housing conditions in First Nations communities, reduce overcrowding, and support the health and well-being of First Nations residents. Today, the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Indigenous Services, congratulated Beausoleil First Nation on the grand […]

by pmnationtalk on November 2, 201852 Views

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Alfred Moses: Northwest Territories Housing Corporation Community Housing Plans

November 01, 2018 Mr. Speaker, access to housing continues to be one of the most serious issues for people in the Northwest Territories. Many new players are coming to the table with a new interest in addressing this need and roles and responsibilities for housing delivery continue to change and evolve. Our government is committed […]

by pmnationtalk on November 2, 201841 Views

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Media advisory: MP Boissonnault will visit a homeless support centre in Edmonton to make an announcement regarding vulnerable Canadians

From: Employment and Social Development Canada Randy Boissonnault, Member of Parliament for Edmonton Centre, will announce Government of Canada support to the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness to assist those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. The announcement is being made on behalf of the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and […]

by ahnationtalk on November 1, 201834 Views

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Nunavik housing agency carries out evictions in seven communities – Nunatsiaq News

October 31, 2018 KMHB sent fourth and final notices to non-paying tenants last week The Kativik Municipal Housing Bureau says that 33 tenants have been evicted from social housing in response to court-ordered notices to pay up or get out. Quebec’s rental board, the Régie du logement, sent out final notices to 68 non-paying tenants […]

by ahnationtalk on October 31, 201850 Views

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Treaty 3 First Nations donate $25K for Fort Frances homeless shelter – CBC

Oct 31, 2018 A northwestern Ontario town that does not currently have a homeless shelter will be able to open one this winter, thanks to a sizeable donation from a number of surrounding First Nations communities. Ten southern Treaty 3 First Nations are donating $25,000 to the Fort Frances Homeless Committee. The donation, which was […]

by ahnationtalk on October 31, 201839 Views

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Media Advisory – AFN 2018 National Housing & Infrastructure Forum and Tradeshow October 30 to November 1, 2018

Media Advisory – AFN 2018 National Housing & Infrastructure Forum and Tradeshow October 30 to November 1, 2018 VANCOUVER, Oct. 26, 2018  – The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) is hosting the 2018 National Housing and Infrastructure Forum and Tradeshow from October 30 to November 1, 2018 at the Fairmont Hotel in Vancouver, BC. The […]

by ahnationtalk on October 29, 2018383 Views

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BC Government: New homes on the way for women and children fleeing violence

October 25, 2018 VICTORIA – The British Columbia government is building 280 new homes to provide safe places to stay for women and children fleeing violence, the first major investment in transition housing in more than two decades. These homes will be delivered in 12 projects around the province. They are the first step in […]

by pmnationtalk on October 26, 201850 Views

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YT Government: Rent supplement program funding increased

Yukon Housing Corporation’s rent supplement program is being increased by $200,000, with $100,000 dedicated to rent subsidies for Yukoners experiencing homelessness. The $1.4 million rent supplement program currently helps over 100 Yukon families to pay rent by providing a rent subsidy to individuals and families eligible for social housing who live in private market rental […]

by ahnationtalk on October 25, 201856 Views

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Tory begins second mayoralty by asking feds, province for housing help – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 24, 2018  Toronto’s newly re-elected mayor says he plans to ask both the province of Ontario and the federal government for help tackling the lack of affordable rental housing in the city. John Tory named the housing issue as one of three key areas he intends to focus on now that he’s […]

by ahnationtalk on October 24, 201835 Views

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Governments Of Canada And Saskatchewan Support New Rental Housing Project For Homelessness In Saskatoon

October 22, 2018 The Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan, along with the City of Saskatoon and SaskNative Rentals (SNR), officially opened Edwards Manor, a new 23-unit affordable and supportive housing project for people experiencing chronic and episodic homelessness in Saskatoon. Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, on behalf of Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister […]

by ahnationtalk on October 22, 201866 Views

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How to house the homeless: Molly – when things go right – CBC

The final instalment of CBC Thunder Bay’s 5-part series on homelessness looks at something the city does well Oct 19, 2018 Molly Boyce works at Shelter House, a homeless shelter in Thunder Bay, Ont. She used to live there. Boyce spent more than 15 years on the streets and lived in the shelter’s residential managed […]

by ahnationtalk on October 19, 201835 Views

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OAH: World Homeless Day – Braving the Rain

October 17, 2018 – On October 10th, 2018, Ontario Aboriginal Housing Services (OAHS) honoured World Homeless Day by having a 24-hour Sacred Fire. This is the first teepee and traditional spirit fire to go up at Ontario Aboriginal Housing Services (OAHS) in Bawating (Sault Ste. Marie). Surrounded by staff, the Sacred Fire was lit at […]

by ahnationtalk on October 17, 201849 Views

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Province targets speculators and vacant homes, supports housing affordability

October 16, 2018 VICTORIA – The British Columbia government has introduced legislation to tackle speculation in B.C.’s housing market and help turn empty properties into homes for people. “We believe the people who live and work in B.C. should be able to afford a place to call home. Right now, British Columbians are faced with […]

by pmnationtalk on October 17, 201840 Views

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The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs concerned about high rates of homelessness for First Nations people in Winnipeg

Treaty One Territory, MB – Grand Chief Arlen Dumas of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC) is responding to the results of the 2018 Winnipeg Street Census. “First Nations people continue to be overrepresented when it comes to the issue of homelessness,” stated Grand Chief Dumas. “The AMC is concerned that nearly 66 per cent of people experiencing homelessness […]

by pmnationtalk on October 16, 201881 Views

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Partners break ground for innovative tiny house project

October 12, 2018 Joint news release with Champagne and Aishihik First Nations and the Government of Canada A community ground-breaking event in Dakwäkäda (Haines Junction) today kicked off an exciting tiny house project, a partnership between the Champagne and Aishihik First Nations (CAFN), the Government of Yukon and the Government of Canada. The three partners […]

by pmnationtalk on October 15, 201873 Views

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More than 600 temporary modular homes approved in Vancouver

October 9 2018 Fifty-two new temporary modular homes for people experiencing homelessness in Vancouver will be built at 898 Main Street In just one year, the City of Vancouver and BC Government have approved more than 600 new temporary modular homes for people experiencing homelessness in Vancouver. So far, 306 temporary modular homes have been […]

by aanationtalk on October 11, 201867 Views

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Federal And Provincial Governments Support Saskatchewan Housing Initiatives

October 11, 2018 The Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan are working together to deliver more affordable housing solutions for households in greatest need across the province with a combined investment of nearly $2.39 million. This funding will help create 30 affordable housing units through six projects in five communities, including: $570,000 to Gabriel Housing Corporation […]

by ahnationtalk on October 11, 201864 Views

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1st-ever rural Alberta homeless count will gather data on ‘chronic housing shortages’ – CBC

‘[Rural] homelessness is much more hidden … we need to nip the problem there before we can solve it in cities’ Oct 11, 2018 For the first time, a province-wide count will look at the extent of homelessness across rural Alberta. The count, which includes 21 communities, will be one of the largest projects to […]

by ahnationtalk on October 11, 201851 Views

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Homeless census highlights need for support for youth in care, Indigenous people, organizer says – CBC

Study attempts to count as many homeless people in Winnipeg as possible Oct 10, 2018 Being Indigenous and involvement in the child welfare system are two of the most common characteristics of people experiencing homelessness in Winnipeg, the latest street census suggests. The 2018 Winnipeg street census attempted to gather information on as many homeless […]

by ahnationtalk on October 10, 201877 Views

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OAHS Sacred Fire on World Homeless Day – October 10th, 2018

October 05, 2018 Ontario Aboriginal Housing Services will be honouring World Homeless Day on October 10th, 2018. We will be having a Sacred Fire at 500 Bay Street on October 10th at 10:00 am until October 11th at 10:00 am.  We are inviting anyone who wishes to participate to come to the fire and offer prayers for […]

by pmnationtalk on October 9, 201865 Views

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Homeless B.C. Indigenous Nation buys land on Vancouver Island to build community – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 9, 2018 By Dirk Meissner THE CANADIAN PRESS CAMPBELL RIVER, B.C. _ Thomas Smith says his most vivid memory of living on British Columbia’s Turnour Island was watching families leave their homes. Five decades later, images of the exodus from the Indigenous village of Kalagwees are just as clear, he said. “I […]

by ahnationtalk on October 9, 201899 Views

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Chez Doris: Thanks a Million for a Second Roof

The day shelter that helps women in vulnerable situations will open a second location to increase its services MONTREAL, Oct. 5, 2018  – The Chez Doris Women’s Day Shelter will soon be expanding its services for women in vulnerable situations with the acquisition of a second building in the west end of downtown Montreal. The purchase of the property […]

by pmnationtalk on October 5, 201868 Views

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BC-AHMA: Operation Updates

Click here for new updates related to property and tenant management in The Province of British Columbia which include the following: Cannabis Control and Licensing Act (CCLA) Shelter Aid for Elderly Renters (SAFER) Rental Assistance Program (RAP) Aboriginal Housing Management Association 615-100 Park Royal West Vancouver, BC V7T 1A2 General Inquiries: 604-921-2462 (TF: 1-888-921-2462) NT5

by aanationtalk on October 3, 201886 Views

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