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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 […]

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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, 201818 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, 201815 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, 201832 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, 201830 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, 201824 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, 201821 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 […]

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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 […]

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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, 201835 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, 201864 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, 201831 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

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Beautiful house For Sale in Tsuut’ina Nation in the housing development of Redwood Meadows.

Tsuut’ina October 3, 2018 Beautiful house For Sale in Tsuut’ina Nation in the housing development of Redwood Meadows. This home is a perfectly set-up for a First Nation small business owner that wants to be located on-reserve for taxation purposes as it combines a wonderful living space with a separate office area.  In addition to […]

by pmnationtalk on October 3, 201831 Views

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NAN Housing Strategy

On September 19, 2018, Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) and Ryerson’s Together Design Lab announced an innovative new collaborative housing partnership – the NAN Housing Strategy. This three-year project will create occupant-focused housing need assessments, determine local housing needs, support First Nations’ right to self-determination in their housing system, and develop housing action plans at the […]

by ahnationtalk on September 27, 201842 Views

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GNWT Homelessness Strategic Plan to be developed

YELLOWKNIFE (September 26, 2018)- Alfred Moses, Minister Responsible for the Northwest Territories Housing Corporation (NWTHC) and Minister Responsible for Addressing Homelessness,  has announced a call for proposals leading to the development of a Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) Homelessness Strategic Plan.  A contractor will be selected to conduct an assessment and scan of all […]

by pmnationtalk on September 27, 201835 Views

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Council approves land gift for Indigenous youth transitional housing – TB Newswatch

The property on Junot Avenue South is adjacent to the Superior North EMS headquarters. THUNDER BAY – An Indigenous organization is one step closer to acquiring city-owned land to build a 20-unit youth supportive housing complex. Thunder Bay city council on Monday night approved gifting a parcel of property on South Junot Avenue adjacent to […]

by ahnationtalk on September 26, 201841 Views

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RCYBC: Youth homelessness forums – new forums added!

September 25, 2018 Youth homelessness is a significant rights issue that needs to be addressed through a provincial plan to end youth homelessness that ensures every youth has a way home.  RCY is supporting youth with lived experience of homelessness to share their voices to inform a provincial plan to prevent and respond to youth homelessness in B.C. […]

by pmnationtalk on September 26, 201846 Views

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Trent U – Building Community: Durham GTA Staff Participate in Habitat for Humanity Indigenous Build

Sep. 21, 2018 ”We are honoured to be part of such an important day,” said Dr. Dawn Lavell-Harvard, director of the First Peoples House of Learning at Trent, speaking of Trent’s involvement in Habitat for Humanity Durham’s recent Indigenous build. “This is about more than just having a roof over your head. This day was […]

by pmnationtalk on September 21, 201850 Views

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Statement: BC’s most vulnerable sure to pay the highest price following provincial government approval of increases to rental rates

September 20, 2018 Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver, BC — The First Nations Summit (FNS) is voicing concern regarding a recent decision by the Provincial government to approve an allowable rent increase of 4.5 per cent for 2019, the largest increase since 2004. The FNS believes this decision is a direct contradiction to many commitments made by […]

by pmnationtalk on September 21, 201819 Views

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B.C. park ordered closed after Victoria area homeless group moves in – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 20, 2018  LANGFORD, B.C. _ Homeless campers who had hoped to settle for two weeks at a provincial park near Victoria say they have been told to leave, less than a day after setting up their tents. The group was ousted from a provincially owned green space in nearby Saanich earlier this […]

by ahnationtalk on September 20, 201837 Views

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Best of B.C. bestowed with Province’s highest honour

In front of friends, family and a room full of distinguished guests, 13 exceptional civic leaders were recognized today at Government House with the Order of British Columbia, the highest form of recognition the Province can extend to its citizens. “As chancellor of the Order of British Columbia, it is my great honour to congratulate […]

by ahnationtalk on September 20, 201853 Views

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Celebrity sweat equity in Welland – Newstalk 610 CKTB

The Habitat build in Welland has received some celebrity sweat equity. TV personality Scott McGillivray helped build homes yesterday, alongside Women Build volunteers, Indigenous students and future Habitat homeowners. The Habitat for Humanity Canada ambassador was at the Afton Ave. multi-home project with six lucky volunteers who won a contest to build alongside the HGTV […]

by ahnationtalk on September 19, 201823 Views

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Over 300 000 Ontario Families have a safe and affordable place to live thanks to investments made by the Government of Canada Since 2016

Toronto, Ontario, September 14, 2018 The Government of Canada is committed to ensuring that all Canadians have a safe and affordable place to call home. Building on the positive steps taken in Budget 2016, last fall the Government of Canada announced Canada’s first ever National Housing Strategy (NHS). The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, […]

by pmnationtalk on September 14, 201854 Views

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NWTHC-IRC Housing Partnership Yields Benefits

Sep 10, 2018 In cooperation with Inuvialuit Regional Corporation (IRC), and with the support of the federal government’s Housing Initiative funds, a public housing six-plex in Inuvik has been developed and is ready for occupancy, announced Alfred Moses, Minister Responsible for the Northwest Territories Housing Corporation (NWTHC), on September 4. “It’s been exciting to be part of the opening of […]

by pmnationtalk on September 11, 201838 Views

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Government of Canada takes concrete action to address homelessness in London

From: Employment and Social Development Canada September 10, 2018 London, Ontario 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 supports communities developing innovative solutions to prevent and reduce homelessness. […]

by ahnationtalk on September 10, 201843 Views

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Bruce County Homelessness Survey Findings – 98 the Beach

Sep 10, 2018 Eleven people took the survey and nine were under the age of 31. Bruce County needs to deal with the homeless, particularly among youth and Indigenous people. The initial result comes from a homeless survey done during a week in late April and presented September 6th to the Bruce County Human Services […]

by pmnationtalk on September 10, 201835 Views

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CHRA’s Fall 2018 Indigenous Quarterly Honours Don McBain – OAHS

September 7, 2018 The Canadian Housing and Renewal Association’s (CHRA) Indigenous Housing Caucus was established in 2013 in recognition of the large number of Indigenous-led and Indigenous-serving organizations who are CHRA members, as a means to work together for better housing for First Nation, Métis, and Inuit people living in northern, rural, and urban areas. […]

by ahnationtalk on September 7, 201861 Views

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Construction begins on Saskatchewan co-housing project – Journal Of Commerce

September 5, 2018 NORTH BATTLEFORD, SASK. — A new co-housing project in North Battleford, Sask. is underway. The governments of Canada and Saskatchewan along with the Battlefords Indian and Metis Friendship Centre (BIMFC) announced the start of construction of the eight-room facility on Aug. 23. The facility is meant for hard-to-house individuals in the North […]

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Most living on streets on Westside are Aboriginal, homeless survey finds – Kelowna Daily Courier

Sep 3, 2018 A first-ever count of homeless people on the Westside has found 72 people either sleeping rough or in unstable accommodation. And just over 60 per cent of those who were homeless when the survey was conducted in July were Indigenous people. There are said to be at least 30 camps or temporary […]

by ahnationtalk on September 4, 201849 Views

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98 new modular homes near Queen E. Park approved by the City of Vancouver – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 31, 2018 VANCOUVER _ The city of Vancouver has approved the development of 98 new temporary modular homes that will give homeless Indigenous people first priority. In a news release, the city says the focus on Indigenous homelessness is needed after it’s annual homeless count revealed that 40 per cent of Vancouver’s […]

by ahnationtalk on August 31, 201862 Views

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City of Vancouver: Temporary modular housing approved for 5077 and 5095 Heather Street site

August 30 2018 Development Permit approved for two buildings containing 98 new homes for Vancouver’s most vulnerable residents Today, the Director of Planning for the City of Vancouver announced the approval of a development permit to build 98 new temporary modular homes at 5077 and 5095 Heather Street. For the two new buildings on this site, […]

by pmnationtalk on August 31, 201865 Views

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Quebec beefs up Nunavik’s home ownership program – Nunatsiaq News

August 29, 2018 “Access to property is a step forward for us as it offers an alternative to social housing” The Quebec government has once again boosted the subsidy available to Nunavik residents looking to purchase their own homes. In a region where about 97 per cent of residents live in social housing, the Kativik […]

by ahnationtalk on August 29, 201894 Views

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Members of Lake St. Martin First Nation Continue Return to Rebuilt Community with Completion of 190 Homes

August 24, 2018 Canada, Manitoba, and Lake St. Martin First Nation are working together to bring home residents displaced by severe flooding in 2011. Today, the Honourable Jane Philpott, the federal Minister of Indigenous Services, the Honourable Eileen Clarke, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Relations for the Province of Manitoba, and Lake St. Martin First […]

by ahnationtalk on August 24, 2018164 Views

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Lennox Island First Nation partners with Habitat for Humanity to provide housing – Good NonProfit

August 24, 2018 Habitat for Humanity P.E.I. and Lennox Island First Nation have plans to start building affordable homes on the reserve. The partnership marks the first habitat build on a First Nation in P.E.I. Lennox Island Chief Matilda Ramjattan said housing is a stepping stone to the health and well-being of band members. “If […]

by ahnationtalk on August 24, 201870 Views

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Construction Begins for New Affordable Housing Project in North Battleford

August 23, 2018 The Government of Canada and the Province of Saskatchewan, along with the Battlefords Indian and Métis Friendship Centre (BIMFC), officially announced the start of construction of an eight-room co-housing project, including support services, for individuals who are considered hard-to-house in North Battleford. The Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency […]

by ahnationtalk on August 23, 201863 Views

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Inauguration of 24 new social housing units for low-income Indigenous families in Val-d’Or

August 16, 2018 The Kijaté housing project was officially inaugurated today in Val-d’Or. The new 24-unit complex for low-income Indigenous families required more than $6.1 million in total investments. Tenants will benefit from psychosocial, community and integration support services Kijaté is an initiative of the Val-d’Or Native Friendship Centre. The opening was marked by the […]

by ahnationtalk on August 22, 201888 Views

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Release: Optimization of the Home Ownership and Renovation Program in the Kativik Region

Kuujjuaq, August 17, 2018 – The MNA for Ungava and Parliamentary Assistant for the Minister of Forests, Wildlife and Parks, Jean Boucher, announces on behalf of the Minister responsible for Consumer Protection and for Housing, Lise Thériault, improvements to the Home Ownership and Renovation Program in the Kativik Region. The Program provides financial assistance to current and […]

by pmnationtalk on August 22, 201848 Views

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Ginoogaming Gets Federal Housing Funding – Magic 99.9

August 19, 2018 Ginoogaming First Nation recently completed three new duplexes in their community. It’s thanks to funding from the federal government, they provided over $873,000 toward the building of these new units and $75,000 to service building lots. In addition to the new structures, the First Nation also completed renovations to 10 existing homes […]

by ahnationtalk on August 20, 201848 Views

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Looking for young people for B.C. Forums on homelessness!

August 14, 2018 to September 14, 2018 Youth homelessness is a significant rights issue that needs to be addressed through a provincial plan to end youth homelessness that ensures every youth has a way home.  RCY is supporting youth with lived experience of homelessness to share their voices to inform a provincial plan to prevent […]

by ahnationtalk on August 14, 201893 Views

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Open letter urges Prime Minister to make good on his commitment to the right to housing

OTTAWA, Aug. 14, 2018 – At a press conference in Ottawa today advocates released an open letter to Prime Minister Trudeau signed by over 170 organizations and prominent Canadians urging the Prime Minister to make good on his commitment to the right to housing by enshrining that right in upcoming National Housing Strategy legislation. The […]

by ahnationtalk on August 14, 201878 Views

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Government of Canada congratulates Ginoogaming First Nation on the completion of their housing projects

From: Indigenous Services Canada August, 14, 2018 – Ottawa, Ontario – Indigenous Services Canada The Government of Canada is making historic investments to improve housing in First Nation communities, reduce overcrowding, and better safeguard the health and safety of residents. Today, the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Indigenous Services, congratulated Ginoogaming First Nation on the […]

by ahnationtalk on August 14, 201861 Views

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Feds earmark $30 million for Indigenous-led housing construction – Nunatsiaq News

August 10, 2018 Proposals must be led by Indigenous communities or organizations The Canadian government says it wants to hear bright ideas to help address overcrowded housing in Indigenous communities. On Tuesday, Aug. 7, the government announced the Indigenous Homes Innovation Challenge, a new $30-million program to develop and build housing in First Nations, Inuit […]

by ahnationtalk on August 10, 201893 Views

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Inuit occupy just one-quarter of Government of Nunavut staff housing – Nunatsiaq News

August 09, 2018 “If the numbers were the opposite … that would house thousands of more Inuit … and greatly reduce the housing shortage in Nunavut” Barely one-quarter of the Government of Nunavut’s staff housing is occupied by Inuit. That needs to change, says Adam Lightstone, MLA for Iqaluit-Manirajak. He wants to see the GN’s […]

by ahnationtalk on August 9, 201847 Views

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Former Pinewood School to become home for single mothers in Dryden, Ont. – CBC

Dryden Urban Indigenous Homeward Bound Program to initially serve 7 families Aug 07, 2018 An old elementary school in Dryden, Ont., will once again have children roaming the halls but this time, those kids will live at the school, along with their mothers. The former Pinewood School was purchased by the Kenora District Services Board, […]

by ahnationtalk on August 7, 201842 Views

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Feds to test limits of Indigenous housing ideas through new contest – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 7, 2018  By Jordan Press THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ The Trudeau Liberals are offering Indigenous communities $30 million in prize money as part of a contest that could end up rewriting the rules about how the federal government funds badly needed housing on-reserve. Key to the contest is to draw in […]

by ahnationtalk on August 7, 201882 Views

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Ministers Philpott and Champagne announce the Indigenous Homes Innovation Challenge, launching in fall 2018

August 7, 2018 – Ottawa, Ontario – Indigenous Services Canada The Government of Canada is making major investments in housing in Indigenous communities to reduce overcrowding, improve building quality, and address housing shortages. At the same time, it is looking for ways to accelerate change by providing opportunities to test new ideas, build partnerships, expand […]

by pmnationtalk on August 7, 2018157 Views

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New homes proposed for people in need in Chilliwack

Aug. 3, 2018 CHILLIWACK – More people experiencing homelessness in Chilliwack will have the chance for stable housing through another proposed modular housing partnership between the Government of British Columbia and the city. Funded under the Building BC: Rapid Response to Homelessness program, 46 homes with supports and services are proposed on the 45000 block […]

by ahnationtalk on August 3, 2018156 Views

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Province launches new Building BC: Supportive Housing Fund – BC Gov

Aug. 2, 2018 VICTORIA – Building on the success of its Rapid Response to Homelessness program, the Government of British Columbia has launched the Building BC: Supportive Housing Fund. This investment will provide $1.2 billion over 10 years to build and operate 2,500 units of supportive housing for people who are experiencing homelessness or who […]

by ahnationtalk on August 3, 201884 Views

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Former Anchor Inn to be home to 46 low-income units – The Northern View

Prince Rupert Indigenous Housing Society hopes to be ready by fall Aug. 3, 2018 The former Anchor Inn’s makeover into 46 low-income housing units is almost complete, and enough people have applied for residency that they could fill the building more than five times over. “The demand is real. The number of applicants we’ve had […]

by ahnationtalk on August 3, 201885 Views

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