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Council of Yukon First Nations and NGO selected to operate Housing First residence

The Council of Yukon First Nations (CYFN) and John Howard Society Pacific have been selected by the Government of Yukon to assume operation of the Housing First residence on Wood Street in Whitehorse as of April 6, 2021. The two organizations have formed a new partnership that capitalizes on their mutual and individual areas of […]

by ahnationtalk on February 25, 202124 Views

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971 new affordable homes to be created through the City of Toronto’s 2020 call for Open Door affordable housing program applications

The City of Toronto has released the results of its Open Door 2020 call for applications, which will create 971 new affordable homes. A City report going to the Planning and Housing Committee next week outlines staff recommendations, which include 15 developments, representing a total of 971 new affordable homes, for approval by City Council. […]

by ahnationtalk on February 25, 202132 Views

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Xwemelch’stn Housing – Start of Construction

The Hiy̓ám̓ Housing Society and Ventana Construction are pleased to announce the upcoming start of site activities associated to the new Xwemelch’stn Housing project at the corner of Mathias and Skewshen Rds. Construction is scheduled to begin in early March 2021. This project is to supply 94 new units for the Squamish Nation Elders, families […]

by ahnationtalk on February 24, 202112 Views

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Report from PBO reiterates AHMA’s 4-year call for an Urban Indigenous National Housing Strategy

Traditional Territories of the Squamish Nation/West Vancouver – The release of the Urban, Rural and Northern Indigenous Housing report from the Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) re-affirms the severe need for a National Urban Indigenous Housing Strategy. AHMA and the Indigenous housing sector across Canada have been calling to create an Urban Indigenous Strategy since the […]

by ahnationtalk on February 24, 202111 Views

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City of Nanaimo: Council Approves Health & Housing Action Plan and BC Housing Development Permit

Monday, February 22, 2021, was a busy day for Council as they had both a Governance and Priorities Committee Meeting and their Regular Council Meeting, later in the evening. During their Governance and Priorities Committee Meeting, Council discussed the Health and Housing Action Plan. Later in the evening, during the Regular Council Meeting, Council endorsed […]

by ahnationtalk on February 24, 202112 Views

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The government will finance the purchase of a building for Résilience Montréal, an organization providing assistance for the vulnerable

Québec City, February 22, 2021. – The Québec government will provide $3 million in financial assistance to help Résilience Montréal purchase a building to house the organization’s activities. Since 2019, the Résilience Montréal drop-in centre has helped the homeless, and specifically the vulnerable people that frequent Cabot Square. By providing assistance via the Secrétariat aux […]

by ahnationtalk on February 23, 202120 Views

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Indigenous-run tiny house community aims to offer ‘protection, security’ to Winnipeg’s homeless – CBC

Feb 22, 2021 ‘The Village’ project asked people living in makeshift encampments what they wanted Ryan Ednie spends most nights outside of Winnipeg’s Thunderbird House sleeping by a fire. The Métis man, who has been homeless for over a year, says this is where he feels most safe. “I do what I need to survive. I avoid shelters […]

by ahnationtalk on February 22, 202121 Views

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New homes for members of the Trans, Gender Diverse, and Two Spirit community to open in Vancouver

New homes for members of the Trans, Gender Diverse, and Two Spirit community to open in Vancouver “Ross-Aoki House presents an important opportunity to create equitable housing that prioritizes underserved communities who face barriers to accessing safe, affordable, and culturally appropriate housing. Celine Mauboules, Managing Director of Homelessness Services and Affordable Housing Programs” February 18 […]

by ahnationtalk on February 19, 202157 Views

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BC Government: Fund boosts community homelessness response, supports health and safety

VICTORIA – Building on the Province’s commitment to help people and communities through the pandemic, local governments and Treaty First Nations may now apply for $100 million in grants to address the impacts of homelessness, support people and strengthen communities’ health and safety. “Communities are doing incredible work to support people experiencing homelessness and boost […]

by ahnationtalk on February 19, 202137 Views

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City of Nanaimo: Health and Housing Task Force Completes Mandate

Recommendations Going to Council for Consideration Last week, the Nanaimo Council-led Health and Housing Task Force comprised of Snuneymuxw First Nation, Island Health, BC Housing, Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce along with a number of not-for-profits and organizations completed its mandate. A key deliverable was to create a Health and Housing Action Plan that outlines priorities […]

by ahnationtalk on February 19, 202125 Views

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