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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, 201811 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, 201813 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, 20188 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, 201827 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, 201814 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, 201818 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, 201825 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, 201844 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, 201849 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, 201841 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, 201840 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, 201848 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, 201854 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, 201856 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, 201842 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, 201836 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, 201836 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, 201840 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, 201833 Views

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Islanders’ input sought on housing strategy – Government of PE

Supporting Island families – The provincial government wants feedback on housing needs across Prince Edward Island. Islanders are encouraged to help guide the provincial housing strategy by completing an online survey at www.princeedwardisland.ca/housingstrategy until February 2. The survey will take about 15 minutes to complete and responses are confidential and anonymous. Paper copies of the […]

by ahnationtalk on January 8, 201859 Views

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Governments of Canada and Ontario providing housing support for human trafficking survivors

ONTARIO, December 21, 2017 — The Governments of Canada and Ontario have announced more than $7 million to help survivors of human trafficking in Ontario through new transitional housing and rent assistance. This will help ensure that survivors have a safe place to live while they access services and supports to help them heal from trauma […]

by ahnationtalk on December 21, 201763 Views

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GNT: Grand Opening of New Units at the Centre for Northern Families

YELLOWKNIFE (December 20, 2017) – Minister Responsible for the Northwest Territories Housing Corporation (NWTHC) and Homelessness Caroline Cochrane today announced the grand opening of eight new semi-independent units in the existing Centre for Northern Families building located on Franklin Avenue in Yellowknife. The new units will help alleviate some of the overcapacity issues currently experienced by […]

by pmnationtalk on December 21, 201779 Views

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Whitehorse Salvation Army shelter sees higher demand, fewer donations – CBC

Demand for meals has gone up about 30 per cent this year, says executive director Dec 15, 2017 The Salvation Army in Whitehorse says it’s serving 30 per cent more meals than last year. Ian McKenzie says the new Centre of Hope in Whitehorse has been busy since opening on Oct. 6. Staff at the […]

by ahnationtalk on December 15, 201798 Views

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Province partners with Columbia Basin Trust for new affordable housing

Dec. 14, 2017 VICTORIA – People struggling to find an affordable place to live in the Columbia Basin region will have access to new affordable rental housing, thanks to a partnership announced today between the B.C. government and the Columbia Basin Trust. This new partnership will create a variety of new affordable housing options that […]

by pmnationtalk on December 14, 2017102 Views

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Winnipeggers’ Need for Better Quality, More Affordable Housing Increases for First Time Since 1996

“Core housing need” measures the percentage of households within a city whose housing either: i) costs them more than 30 per cent of their income; ii) requires major repairs; or iii) is not big enough for their family size. What else can Peg tell us about core housing need in Winnipeg? Peg tells us… Winnipeg’s […]

by pmnationtalk on December 13, 201753 Views

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Governments of Canada and Yukon provide rental assistance for victims of violence

December 08, 2017 Four Whitehorse organizations will receive rental assistance funding to help victims of family violence gain and maintain affordable housing. This funding is available through the Canada-Yukon Investment in Affordable Housing Agreement. The rent supplement funding allows Yukon Anti-Poverty Coalition, Victoria Faulkner Women’s Centre, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Society of Yukon and Blood Ties […]

by pmnationtalk on December 8, 201797 Views

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Vancouver’s latest tool for housing the homeless getting rough reception – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 8, 2017  By Geordon Omand THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER _ Construction has hardly begun at the first of Vancouver’s temporary modular housing projects and already pushback is mounting against the city’s latest strategy to house its homeless. Vancouver was granted an injunction earlier this week from the Supreme Court of British Columbia […]

by ahnationtalk on December 8, 201761 Views

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$240M for Nunavut housing ‘nowhere near’ what territory needs, says housing corp. – CBC

Dec 06, 2017 Terry Audla says it would take about 60 years to address Nunavut’s housing crisis at this rate The president of Nunavut Housing Corporation says the $240 million contained in last month’s national housing strategy will be a fraction of what the territory actually needs — only producing a few dozen more homes […]

by ahnationtalk on December 7, 201759 Views

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Survey says Nunavik needs 813 more housing units – Nunatsiaqonline.ca

With more Nunavimmiut living alone, housing bureau says it will look at redistribution of tenants December 06, 2017 Nunavik’s latest housing survey results reveal the region is in need of 813 additional units to accommodate its growing population. That’s down slightly from the region’s last survey in 2015, which pegged the housing shortage at 1,030 […]

by ahnationtalk on December 6, 201767 Views

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Canadians get affordable housing help – Windsor

Plan calls for significant investments in affordable units and repairs to existing units WINDSOR, ONTARIO, December 1, 2017 — All Canadians need and deserve housing that is safe and affordable. A home makes Canadians feel more secure, making it easier to raise healthy children, pursue an education, and gain employment. Adam Vaughan, Parliamentary Secretary to the […]

by pmnationtalk on December 1, 201758 Views

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AHMA Cautiously Optimistic Regarding New National Housing Strategy

November 28, 2017 West Vancouver, B.C. – In response to last weeks’ announcement by the Federal Government of a new National Housing Strategy, Aboriginal Housing Management Association (AHMA) Chief Executive Officer Margaret Pfoh says that though she is hugely encouraged to see the Federal Government is once again playing an active roll in affordable housing, […]

by pmnationtalk on November 29, 201776 Views

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Minister Philpott congratulates Kanaka Bar First Nation on completing new housing complex

November 28, 2017   Lytton, British Columbia   Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada All Canadians should have the security of a safe and healthy home. The Government of Canada is committed to working in partnership with First Nations to improve the condition of housing in their communities, reduce overcrowding, and better safeguard the health and safety of […]

by pmnationtalk on November 29, 201791 Views

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Ontario Helping Survivors of Domestic Violence and Human Trafficking Access Affordable Housing

Portable Housing Benefit Helps Survivors Escape Violence Faster November 28, 2017 Ontario is helping more survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking escape violence by providing faster access to housing. Survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking will now have access to a subsidy, or portable housing benefit, that helps low-income households manage housing costs. […]

by ahnationtalk on November 28, 2017105 Views

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Canadians get affordable housing help – Edmonton

Plan calls for significant investments in affordable units and repairs to existing units EDMONTON, ALBERTA, November 24, 2017 — All Canadians need and deserve housing that is safe and affordable. A home makes Canadians feel more secure, making it easier to raise healthy children, pursue an education, and gain employment. The Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of […]

by pmnationtalk on November 27, 201771 Views

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Canadians get affordable housing help – Halifax

Plan calls for significant investments in affordable units and repairs to existing units HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA, November 25, 2017 — All Canadians need and deserve housing that is safe and affordable. A home makes Canadians feel more secure, making it easier to raise healthy children, pursue an education, and gain employment. Andy Fillmore, Member of Parliament […]

by pmnationtalk on November 27, 201775 Views

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B.C. city, homeless campers agree to work together to solve safety concerns – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 26, 2017 VANCOUVER _ Officials in Vancouver suburb say they will work with a group of homeless residents to increase safety at a local tent city. The City of Maple Ridge issued a news release on Sunday saying staff had come to an agreement with lawyers for the campers and the agreement […]

by ahnationtalk on November 27, 201772 Views

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Canadians get affordable housing help – Winnipeg

Plan calls for significant investments in affordable units and repairs to existing units WINNIPEG, MANITOBA, November 24, 2017 — All Canadians need and deserve housing that is safe and affordable. A home makes Canadians feel more secure, making it easier to raise healthy children, pursue an education, and gain employment. Robert-Falcon Ouellette Member of Parliament for […]

by pmnationtalk on November 24, 2017192 Views

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Canadians get affordable housing help – St. John’s

Plan calls for significant investments in affordable units and repairs to existing units ST. JOHN’S, NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR, November 24, 2017 — All Canadians need and deserve housing that is safe and affordable. A home makes Canadians feel more secure, making it easier to raise healthy children, pursue an education, and gain employment. The Honourable Seamus O’Regan, […]

by pmnationtalk on November 24, 2017114 Views

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Canadians get affordable housing help – Thunder Bay

Plan calls for significant investments in affordable units and repairs to existing units THUNDER BAY, Ontario – All Canadians need and deserve housing that is safe and affordable. A home makes Canadians feel more secure, making it easier to raise healthy children, pursue an education, and gain employment. The Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce […]

by pmnationtalk on November 24, 2017107 Views

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BR Housing Strategy – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Nov 24, 2017  OTTAWA – Social Development Minister Jean-Yves Duclos says the Liberal government’s vision for tackling homelessness and easing the crunch in affordable housing deliberately focuses spending on building and finding homes for low-income Canadians. He says the plan is not to put cash into more shelter space and […]

by ahnationtalk on November 24, 201771 Views

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Federal housing plan sparks fresh calls for Liberals to help homeless vets – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 24, 2017  By Lee Berthiaume THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ The Trudeau government is facing calls to produce its long-awaited plan to help homeless veterans in Canada, after their plight received only a passing mention in the Liberals’ new national housing strategy. The government has been working for more than a year […]

by ahnationtalk on November 24, 201789 Views

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CMHC: Canadians get affordable housing help

Plan calls for significant investments in affordable units and repairs to existing units TORONTO, ONTARIO – VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, November 22, 2017 — All Canadians need and deserve housing that is safe and affordable. A home makes Canadians feel more secure, making it easier to raise healthy children, pursue an education, and gain employment. The Right […]

by pmnationtalk on November 23, 201788 Views

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Housing co-ops welcome National Housing Strategy

Today, the National Housing Strategy was announced by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Minister Responsible for CMHC Jean-Yves Duclos at events in Toronto and Vancouver. In its news release, CHF Canada welcomed the Strategy which includes provisions to protect low-income members of housing co-operatives and to build new affordable housing for Canadians in need. After a […]

by aanationtalk on November 23, 201791 Views

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CAEH Welcomes Release of National Housing Strategy

Urges government to stay focused on outcomes and act urgently on chronic homelessness CALGARY, Nov. 22, 2017 – The Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness today welcomed release of the long-awaited National Housing Strategy (NHS) marking the return of the federal government to leadership on housing. In the NHS, the government set out its vision, laid out […]

by pmnationtalk on November 23, 2017111 Views

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Habitat Canada: National Housing Strategy builds a solid foundation to provide more safe and affordable homes for Canadians

TORONTO, Nov. 22. 2017  – The release of a National Housing Strategy this afternoon represents a significant step forward for the federal government in beginning to address the affordable housing and homelessness crisis in Canada. In Habitat for Humanity Canada’s consultations with the federal government for the National Housing Strategy, Habitat Canada was clear that affordable homeownership […]

by pmnationtalk on November 23, 201790 Views

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GNT: Announcement of a National Housing Strategy by the Government of Canada

YELLOWKNIFE (November 22, 2017) – The Minister Responsible for the Northwest Territories Housing Corporation and Minister Responsible for Addressing Homelessness, Caroline Cochrane issued the following statement on the release of the National Housing Strategy by the Government of Canada: “Ensuring adequate support for housing is of great importance to the Government of the Northwest Territories. […]

by ahnationtalk on November 23, 201785 Views

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Communiqué from provincial and territorial ministers on a National Housing Strategy

November 22, 2017 VICTORIA – Provincial and territorial ministers responsible for housing welcome the release of a National Housing Strategy*. Now that Canada has released its National Housing Strategy, ministers are committed to continuing to work with the federal government through co-operative and collaborative partnerships that effectively address the housing needs of Canadians. Bilateral and […]

by pmnationtalk on November 23, 201792 Views

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Five thing to know about what’s in the new national housing strategy – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 22, 2017  OTTAWA _ There’s a lot of numbers and promises in the new national housing strategy. Here are five key things to know about the strategy. 1. The country will have a new, portable housing benefit starting in 2021. The money can’t flow until then because the Liberals need to negotiate […]

by ahnationtalk on November 23, 201771 Views

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Liberals propose billions for affordable housing, including individual benefits – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 22, 2017  By Jordan Press THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ A Liberal government fond of promising help for those working hard to join the middle class unveiled billions in housing help Wednesday that could make a difference to hundreds of thousands of households _ but only in a few years when federal […]

by ahnationtalk on November 23, 201759 Views

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Statement on the National Housing Strategy – Government of ON

November 22, 2017 The following statement was issued today by Peter Milczyn, Minister of Housing and Minister Responsible for the Poverty Reduction Strategy, following the release of the federal National Housing Strategy: “I would like to thank the federal government for partnering with the provinces and territories to create a National Housing Strategy. We have […]

by ahnationtalk on November 22, 2017196 Views

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