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Government of Canada supports six-unit housing project at Iskatewizaagegan No. 39 Independent First Nation

August 21, 2017     Ottawa, ON        Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada All Canadians should have access to a safe and healthy home. The Government of Canada is making historic investments toward improving the condition of housing in First Nation communities, reducing overcrowding and increasing the health and safety of residents. Today the Honourable Carolyn […]

by pmnationtalk on August 22, 201763 Views

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New affordable housing project underway for at-risk families in Regina

REGINA, SASKATCHEWAN, August 18, 2017 — The Government of Canada and the Province of Saskatchewan, along with the City of Regina and Gabriel Housing Corporation (Gabriel), officially broke ground for a new 12-unit rental housing project for single parents who require supports in order to secure and maintain housing. The Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of […]

by ahnationtalk on August 18, 2017147 Views

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Government of Canada and the Anishinaabe Nation in Treaty #3 work together to support housing initiatives on reserve

August 18, 2017     Ottawa, Ontario        Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada All Canadians should have access to a safe and healthy home. The Government of Canada is making historic investments toward improving the condition of housing in First Nation communities, reducing overcrowding, and increasing health and safety. Today, the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of […]

by pmnationtalk on August 18, 2017215 Views

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TECHNICAL BULLETIN – First Nations National Housing and Infrastructure Strategy

TECHNICAL BULLETIN – First Nations National Housing and Infrastructure Strategy “All First Nation members living on or away from their community have a right to shelter and they must be provided with an opportunity to access safe, secure, adequate and affordable housing.” (AFN: National First Nations Housing Strategy) This Bulletin is an update from the […]

by pmnationtalk on August 17, 2017373 Views

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BR Manitoba Indigenous Evictions – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Aug 15, 2017  WINNIPEG – A group of Indigenous families living in social housing say the Manitoba government is threatening to evict them at the end of the month. About 100 members of the Waterhen First Nation have been living in Portage la Prairie since leaving the reserve following a […]

by ahnationtalk on August 15, 2017108 Views

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SFI Brings Together “Women in Wood” for Habitat for Humanity Build Day to Benefit Ottawa Indigenous Family

August 14, 2017 Ottawa, ON –The Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) and Habitat for Humanity Greater Ottawa (Habitat GO) are joining forces for a “Women in Wood” Build Day on Tuesday, August 15 to help build homes alongside Ottawa families in need of affordable housing. The second-ever “Women in Wood” Build Day will take place at […]

by pmnationtalk on August 14, 2017289 Views

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Indigenous families facing eviction call on feds to intervene – CBC

Residents to be evicted from Manitoba Housing following long-running rent dispute Aug 14, 2017 Eighteen families facing eviction from Manitoba Housing are calling on Canada’s Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs to intervene. The families, who’ve been living rent-free in social housing in Portage la Prairie, Man. since 1996, have been given notices from Manitoba […]

by ahnationtalk on August 14, 2017129 Views

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North-Central women’s shelters receive vital funding

LAC LA BICHE, ALBERTA, August 10, 2017 — The Government of Canada and Alberta are investing $1.6 million in three women’s shelters in north-central Alberta, for maintenance, repairs and new construction of shelters and transitional housing to support women and children fleeing family violence. The funding includes: More than $1 million to the St. Paul and District Crisis Association […]

by pmnationtalk on August 11, 2017126 Views

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CHRA’s 2018 Pre-Budget submission to the House of Commons Finance Committee

August 8, 2017 Submission to the House of Commons Finance Committee -2018 Pre-Budget Consultations – August 2017 The Canadian Housing and Renewal Association (CHRA) is the voice of the affordable housing sector in Canada.  Our members include social and non-profit housing providers, homelessness organizations, co-ops, provincial and territorial housing departments, and supportive municipalities, individuals, businesses, […]

by pmnationtalk on August 10, 2017114 Views

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Curve Lake First Nation and Habitat for Humanity Celebrate Maawandoonan – Coming Together in Partnership

CURVE LAKE, ON, July 31, 2017  – A crowd of more than 180 attendees came together at the Curve Lake Community Centre to learn about details of a new partnership that will bring affordable homeownership to Curve Lake First Nation. Attendees included the Honourable Maryam Monsef (Minister of Status of Women and MP for Peterborough-Kawartha) and Adam […]

by pmnationtalk on August 1, 2017181 Views

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Habitat for Humanity breaks ground on homes in two Ontario First Nations – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 29, 2017 By John Chidley-Hill THE CANADIAN PRESS Chief Gregory Nadjiwon was paying close attention as Habitat for Humanity broke ground on a house at the Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation. It marked the first time the charitable organization was building a home on a First Nations reserve in Ontario and […]

by ahnationtalk on July 31, 2017158 Views

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New Course Helps First Nations’ Managers Take Back Their Housing – TheTyee.ca

Sylvia Olsen’s training program prepares Indigenous people to manage on-reserve housing. When Sylvia Olsen was hired as the housing manager for the Tsartlip First Nation on Vancouver Island in 1998, she faced what she says is a “typical scenario” on First Nations reserves in the late ‘90s: “A housing portfolio that was in chaos.” At […]

by ahnationtalk on July 28, 2017149 Views

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Homelessness Partnering Strategy call for applications now open – City of Winnipeg

July 25, 2017 Winnipeg, MB ‒ The call for proposals for the Homelessness Partnering Strategy is now open. The Government of Canada provides funding for projects that support people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness through the Homelessness Partnering Strategy (HPS). Since 2012, the City of Winnipeg has delivered HPS federal funding to local […]

by pmnationtalk on July 26, 201768 Views

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Governments of Canada and Ontario support affordable housing in Central Ontario

BARRIE, ON July 25, 2017 — The governments of Canada and Ontario announced the funding of affordable housing developments in Barrie, Orillia, Muskoka, and Simcoe and Dufferin Counties at an event at 98 Penetanguishene Road in Barrie today. This new facility provides 38 units of affordable housing for seniors. Adam Vaughan, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Families, […]

by pmnationtalk on July 25, 2017108 Views

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A family in Florenceville-Bristol, New Brunswick will soon have a place to call home

Government of Canada provides stable housing for a family in need. July 25, 2017  Florenceville-Bristol, New Brunswick   Employment and Social Development Canada The Government of Canada is committed to providing families with a safe and affordable place to live in order to help them to get back on their feet. Today, Thomas J. (TJ) Harvey, Member of […]

by pmnationtalk on July 25, 201757 Views

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Northern Ontario receives affordable housing funding – Daily Commercial News

Jul 24, 2017 TIMMINS, ONT. — The governments of Canada and Ontario have announced funding for a variety of affordable housing facilities in northeastern Ontario. The funding was announced earlier this month at the Timmins Native Friendship Centre, which received $3 million in combined federal and provincial funding through the Investment in Affordable Housing agreement. […]

by ahnationtalk on July 24, 201766 Views

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Partnering with Indigenous communities to help alleviate the housing crisis

Canada is continually ranked one of the top countries in the world for its standard of living, but for many Indigenous people, and particularly those living on reserves or in the Inuit homeland, Canada is a very different place. For example, the latest data from Canada’s National Household Survey (NHS)revealed that First Nations people are four […]

by pmnationtalk on July 18, 2017186 Views

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Governments of Canada and Ontario celebrate affordable housing in northeastern Ontario

TIMMINS, ONTARIO, July 13, 2017 — The governments of Canada and Ontario are helping people in communities across northeastern Ontario by funding of a variety of affordable housing facilities in the region. The announcement was held at the Timmins Native Friendship Centre, which received over $3 million in combined federal and provincial funding through the Investment […]

by ahnationtalk on July 13, 201751 Views

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Manitoba Invests in Home Ownership Programs for Families

July 12, 2017 More Manitoba families will have the opportunity to become homeowners following a $1-million investment in affordable home ownership projects, Families Minister Scott Fielding announced today. “This investment will make home ownership a reality for dozens of families who may have otherwise thought it was out of their reach,” said Fielding.  “Our government’s […]

by pmnationtalk on July 12, 201772 Views

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Government of Canada helps address homelessness in the Montréal area

July 12, 2017        Montréal, Quebec     Employment and Social Development Canada Homelessness is a reality that individuals, families and communities face together on a daily basis. The Government of Canada is striving to promote collaboration between governments, communities, the private sector and not-for-profit organizations to help reduce and prevent homelessness across Canada. Today, the Honourable Jean-Yves […]

by pmnationtalk on July 12, 201737 Views

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Government of Canada Supports Six-unit Housing Project at Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory

July 12, 2017 – Ottawa, Ontario – Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada All Canadians should have the security of a safe and healthy home. The Government of Canada is making historic investments toward improving the condition of housing in First Nation communities, reducing overcrowding and increasing health and safety. Today the Minister of Indigenous and […]

by pmnationtalk on July 12, 201734 Views

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Habitat for Humanity dedicates four homes to the Indigenous community – Breakfast Television Toronto

Mary Bone, CEO for Habitat for Humanity shares what the group is building this week. Four houses are dedicated to the Indigenous community. The overall goal is to complete 150 houses for Canada 150. Read More: http://www.bttoronto.ca/videos/habitat-for-humanity-dedicates-four-homes-to-the-indigenous-community/

by ahnationtalk on July 12, 201753 Views

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Government of Canada creates new homes for Sagamok Anishnawbek elders in Massey

MASSEY, ONTARIO, July 11, 2017 — The Government of Canada today announced the official reopening of the Elders Eagle Lodge Expansion Project, which adds eight brand new one-bedroom apartments to the existing fourteen-unit complex. The homes reflect the changing needs of members from Sagamok Anishnawbek, which include the Ojibwe, Odawa and Pottawatomi communities. Led by the […]

by pmnationtalk on July 12, 201738 Views

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Province Announces Construction Complete on Affordable Housing Project for Thompson Families

July 06, 2017 THOMPSON—Families in Thompson have access to 24 new homes now that an $8.4-million affordable housing project is complete, Families Minister Scott Fielding announced here today. “This investment reflects our government’s commitments to families in northern Manitoba and to improve the supply and quality of affordable housing throughout the province,” said Fielding during […]

by pmnationtalk on July 6, 201751 Views

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Indigenous Housing Crisis Needs Strategy that’s ‘For Us and By Us,’ Say Advocates – TheTyee.ca

With Canada set to unveil its national housing strategy, umbrella group calls for a different way. When the federal government launches its national housing strategy this fall, it will have taken two years to deliver its promised fix to Canada’s housing crisis. But Indigenous people — eight times as likely to end up homeless, almost […]

by ahnationtalk on July 6, 201741 Views

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Carmacks and Watson Lake receive funding to support affordable housing needs

YUKON, July 5, 2017 — The governments of Canada and Yukon will provide funding support to Little Salmon Carmacks First Nation and a landlord of Watson Lake to renovate and create affordable rental housing projects in Carmacks and Watson Lake. The federal and territorial government support will allow for the Little Salmon Carmacks First Nation […]

by ahnationtalk on July 5, 201760 Views

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Upper, middle and low income Canadians worried about housing prices: poll – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 3, 2017 By Jordan Press THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ Feel like a house in your city is unaffordable? Apparently, you’re not alone. A new poll suggests that just over two in five Canadians believe housing in this country is not affordable for them, a finding that cuts almost evenly across income […]

by ahnationtalk on July 4, 201753 Views

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CHRA Releases Two Submissions to the Federal Government on the National Housing Strategy; Help Us Spread the Word!

June 27, 2017 CHRA has written the Minister responsible for the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, and the Minister of Indiginous and Northern Affairs, with 2 sets of documents related to the release of the National Housing Strategy this fall.  The first document contains recommendations related to the housing-related programs and announcements contained in the 2017 federal […]

by ahnationtalk on June 28, 201765 Views

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Governments Invest in Historic Habitat for Humanity Project to Celebrate Canada 150

June 26, 2017 To celebrate Canada 150, the governments of Canada and Manitoba are investing $1.2 million to help more Manitobans become homeowners through Habitat for Humanity’s Carter Work Project. Manitoba Families Minister Scott Fielding and Doug Eyolfson, member of Parliament for Charleswood-St. James-Assiniboia-Headlingley, announced funding today through the Investment in Affordable Housing (IAH) extension […]

by aanationtalk on June 26, 201736 Views

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New Interim Social Housing Rent Scale Adopted by Québec

Kuujjuaq, Québec, June 22, 2017 – The Interim Social Housing Rent Scale announced last month has been officially ratified by the Québec Cabinet of Ministers. The publishing of the new By-Law triggers an application period of 120 days for Nunavik Inuit to apply under the new rent scale for retroactive reduction, and potentially a refund […]

by pmnationtalk on June 23, 201744 Views

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CMHC: Northern Housing Report 2017

CALGARY, June 22, 2017 — According to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation’s (CMHC) Northern Housing Report released today, stronger economic conditions are expected to improve housing demand in Yellowknife and Whitehorse. In Iqaluit, where the housing market is primarily non-market, additional social housing units are expected to start construction in 2018. Report highlights Whitehorse’s housing […]

by pmnationtalk on June 22, 201781 Views

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The Governments of Canada and Quebec support the construction of affordable housing for Indigenous families in Val-d’Or

VAL-D’OR, June 21, 2017 — On this National Aboriginal Day, the Val-d’Or Native Friendship Centre is underscoring the groundbreaking of Kijaté, a residential project. This 24 unit residence, benefiting the aboriginal community, has been long-awaited. It will serve to provide a safe, adequate and affordable home for families facing various difficulties. Located in the urban centre of […]

by pmnationtalk on June 22, 201749 Views

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New affordable rental homes for Indigenous peoples in Hamilton

HAMILTON, ON, June 21, 2017 — The federal and provincial governments are proud to celebrate affordable rental housing for Indigenous residents in Hamilton as part of National Aboriginal Day. The celebration of a six-unit apartment complex at 274 Main Street in Hamilton was held today on the traditional territory of the Mississaugas of the New Credit […]

by pmnationtalk on June 22, 201753 Views

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Governments of Canada and Ontario celebrate affordable housing in Brantford and Simcoe

BRANTFORD, ON, June 19, 2017 — The governments of Canada and Ontario held a groundbreaking ceremony for new affordable housing for seniors in Brantford today. The Honourable Chris Ballard, Ontario’s Minister of Housing and Minister Responsible for the Poverty Reduction Strategy, made the announcement today with a representative from Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation. Chris […]

by pmnationtalk on June 19, 201776 Views

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Victoria mayor floats plan to billet homeless to ease housing crisis – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 15, 2017  By Dirk Meissner THE CANADIAN PRESS Victoria’s mayor wants people to open their homes to those sleeping in parks and their cars because they can’t afford or find accommodation. Lisa Helps said residents in the city opened their homes to workers during the Second World War and people should considering […]

by ahnationtalk on June 16, 201772 Views

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NAN: Shelter House Fundraiser

June 16, 2017 11 am – 2 pm Thunder Bay, ON FLYER NT5

by aanationtalk on June 12, 201787 Views

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CIBC Joins forces with First Nations Market Housing Fund

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CIBC JOINS FORCES WITH FIRST NATIONS MARKET HOUSING FUND  Winnipeg, November 2, 2016 – John Beaucage, Chair of the First Nations Market Housing Fund (“the Fund”) announced that CIBC has chosen to become a participating lender, qualified to finance home loans backed by the Fund on First Nations’ lands. CIBC is the […]

by ahnationtalk on November 1, 2016421 Views

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State of Homelessness in Canada report: Additional $1 a week per Canadian could end homelessness

OTTAWA, Oct. 20, 2016 – Homelessness in Canada remains at crisis levels, but for the first time in more than 25 years, there is hope, according to the State of Homelessness in Canada 2016 released today in Ottawa by the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness and the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness. The report presents recommendations to […]

by aanationtalk on October 20, 2016259 Views

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Report urges feds to spend more on affordable housing, wipe out homelessness – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 20, 2016  OTTAWA _ A new report on homelessness proposes nearly doubling federal spending on affordable housing over the next 10 years to effectively eliminate the problem. Two groups _ the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness and the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness say _ that would effectively make homelessness rare, brief and […]

by ahnationtalk on October 20, 2016196 Views

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Fund Continues to Build Momentum

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FUND CONTINUES TO BUILD MOMENTUM Niagara Falls, July 14, 2016 – John Beaucage, the Chair of the First Nations Market Housing Fund (the Fund), announced today that Northern Savings Credit Union in British Columbia has joined the Fund as a participating lender. In addition, Teslin Tlingit Council in the Yukon and the […]

by pmnationtalk on July 14, 2016501 Views

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Housing and Homelessness an Indicator of True Reconciliation

Housing and Homelessness an Indicator of True Reconciliation December 14, 2015, Vancouver – A recently released housing strategy: Towards an Urban Aboriginal Housing & Wellness Strategy for Metro Vancouver (2015-2020) outlines critical targets for addressing housing and homelessness for the roughly 40,000-60,000 urban Indigenous people living in the greater Vancouver area, 18,000 who live in […]

by ahnationtalk on December 14, 2015703 Views

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200th First Nation Joins The First Nations Market Housing Fund

200th FIRST NATION JOINS THE FIRST NATIONS MARKET HOUSING FUND Ottawa, December 10, 2015 – The Chair of the First Nations Market Housing Fund (the Fund), John Beaucage, announced today that the Fund has received its 200th application from a First Nation embracing market-based housing. The Tsal’alh Band (Seton Lake Indian Band) located in British […]

by pmnationtalk on December 9, 2015758 Views

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