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MKO: Funding Available for Shelters on Reserve

Jul 22, 2020 The Canada Housing and Mortgage Corporation (CMHC) will provide funding of $31.7 million, delivered through its On-Reserve Shelter Enhancement Program (SEP), to build 10 shelters in First Nations across the country. They are offering forgivable loans for up to 100 per cent of total eligible costs for the construction of new shelters. […]

by ahnationtalk on July 23, 2020158 Views

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Fortis BC teams up with MNBC to expand Ma Nîķi Pilot Program

Métis Nation British Columbia is pleased to partner with FortisBC to support MNBC’s Ma Nîķi pilot program, bringing energy cost savings to Métis seniors, and making their home more comfortable and efficient as they age in place. Approved Ma Niki applicants will automatically qualify (where available) for the Energy Conservation Assistance Program (ECAP), designed to […]

by ahnationtalk on July 22, 2020304 Views

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Study: Shelters for victims of abuse with ties to Indigenous communities or organizations in Canada, 2017/2018

There were 85 shelters for victims of abuse that had ties to First Nations, Métis or Inuit communities or organizations operating across Canada in 2017/2018. These Indigenous shelters, which are primarily mandated to serve victims of abuse, play an important role for victims leaving abusive situations by providing a safe environment and basic living needs, as well as […]

by ahnationtalk on July 22, 2020137 Views

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Affordable housing project in Harewood nieghbourhood coming into focus – Nanaimo News NOW

Jul 21, 2020 NANAIMO — Timelines are now in place for the substantial redevelopment of a key corner in Nanaimo’s Harewood neighbourhood. Construction is slated to begin in 2023 at the corner of Fifth St. and Howard Ave. for the affordable housing, education and recreation project known as Te’Tuxwtun. The timeline was unveiled by the […]

by ahnationtalk on July 21, 2020135 Views

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Alberta announces redesigned program to support Indigenous housing – rdnewsnow.com

Jul 20, 2020 Provincial government officials say a redesigned housing capital program will offer more flexibility and autonomy for Indigenous communities to build affordable housing. In a release, the province says it developed the Indigenous Housing Capital Program (IHCP) to increase the supply of affordable off-reserve, off-settlement and on-settlement housing for Indigenous communities. The Alberta […]

by ahnationtalk on July 21, 2020168 Views

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New CAEH report details affordable, achievable path for ending homelessness out of Canada’s COVID-19 recovery

Report details measures to create 500,000 jobs, save billions of dollars, and end homelessness Canada can solve homelessness by 2030 if it implements the Recovery for All (RFA) campaign’s 6-point plan, according to the report, Recovery for All: Proposals to Strengthen the National Housing Strategy and End Homelessness released today. The report, commissioned by the […]

by ahnationtalk on July 20, 2020183 Views

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Habitat for Humanity and Kettle and Stony Point First Nation partner to build new homes in the community – Anishinabek News

CHIPPEWAS OF KETTLE & STONY POINT FIRST NATION— Four new homes will be built in the community of Chippewas of Kettle and Stony Point (KSP) First Nation in a new partnership with the Habitat for Humanity organization for Sarnia and Lambton County. “Applications for families interested in owning one of them are open until mid-July,” […]

by ahnationtalk on July 17, 2020180 Views

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AB Government: Redesigned program supports Indigenous housing

A redesigned housing capital program will offer more flexibility and autonomy for Indigenous communities to build affordable housing. Government developed the Indigenous Housing Capital Program (IHCP) to increase the supply of affordable off-reserve, off-settlement and on-settlement housing for Indigenous communities. The Alberta government will invest $32 million in IHCP over three years. Changes to the […]

by ahnationtalk on July 17, 2020295 Views

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Controversial Kenora loitering bylaw targets homeless, Indigenous people, activist says – CTV News

July 16, 2020 WINNIPEG — A new proposed bylaw that has been introduced in Kenora is raising some eyebrows, with one activist saying it is unfairly targeting homeless and Indigenous people. The proposed loitering bylaw will be voted on by city council on July 21. The proposal would give police and bylaw officers the authority […]

by ahnationtalk on July 17, 2020350 Views

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Supportive housing for youth coming to the Fraser Valley

July 14, 2020 CHILLIWACK – Youth experiencing or at risk of homelessness in the Fraser Valley will soon have access to 16 new homes with supports, funded by the Province. “Young people in our province should always have a safe and secure home,” said Selina Robinson, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing. “These 16 new homes […]

by ahnationtalk on July 14, 2020228 Views

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