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Affordable housing project on track - Wednesday, August 16, 2017

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Vancouver maps out plan to help the city’s renters - Wednesday, August 9, 2017

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Homeless people struggle to access healthcare, report says - Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Homeless people are struggling to access healthcare, according to a new Wales-wide report. A third of people surveyed by housing charity Cymorth Cymru said health problems contributed to them losing their home. Seven recommendations have been made to health boards, landlords and councils to ensure better support. The Welsh Government said it welcomed the report and would consider its recommendations. The charity... [Click to read more]

 
Mississauga library receives federal funding to help fight homelessness - Monday, August 7, 2017

The City of Mississauga has received $122,524 in federal funding for a pilot project to combat homelessness through its public library system. Dubbed Open Window Hub, the project will allow the city to hire a full-time homelessness prevention worker to provide outreach services through the library, give the homeless a chance to work with a professional to find solutions to their situation, and offer referral services to connect them with... [Click to read more]

 
Poverty 'driving people to choose between eating or keeping clean' - Thursday, August 3, 2017

Growing numbers of people are facing hygiene poverty, where they are unable to afford essential products such as shampoo and deodorant, and are having to choose between eating and keeping clean, a charity has found. A report from In Kind Direct says thousands of people are seeking help and describes the issue as a “hidden crisis”. Last year the charity distributed a record £20.2m of hygiene products, a rise of... [Click to read more]

 
Housing support for Indigenous residents - Wednesday, August 2, 2017

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With home prices in Greater Vancouver growing to record levels, the City of Vancouver has made a 10-year plan to tackle the city’s housing affordability crisis. On Tuesday, City staff presented to council its updated Housing Vancouver Strategy, an initiative launched in September 2016 to address the city’s urgent need for affordable housing in what is one of the nation’s most expensive markets. The report includes public feedback, collected... [Click to read more]

 
Banff council says affordable housing a priority as homeless worker speaks out - Thursday, July 27, 2017

Banff town council is promising affordable housing is a priority for the small mountain town, a day after a homeless tourism industry worker spoke out about being forced to spend nights in the local McDonald's. "It's difficult and it's heartbreaking because here's someone who wants to be in our community, has found a job and unfortunately, just can't find the accommodation to go with it," Coun. Grant Canning told the CBC's Homestretch. "But, if I'm being honest, that's... [Click to read more]

 
Movement to end homelessness finds housing for hundreds - Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Groups that assist homeless people say they are well on their way to getting 2,000 Montrealers off the streets and into housing by the year 2020. The Movement to End Homelessness in Montreal (MMFIM) unveiled a web tool on Wednesday that helps identify and keep track of homeless people who get help from a dozen different charity organizations in the city. A survey conducted several years ago showed that roughly 3,000 people living in Montreal were homeless, either living on the streets or... [Click to read more]

 
Region facing serious lack of affordable housing - Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Less than half of households who rent can afford ‘average market’ costs and those on wait lists for assistance can wait years for help, according to a recently-released report on housing in Durham Region. The 2017 report for At Home In Durham, the region’s housing plan for 2014-2024, was released in June and paints a less than optimistic picture for those looking for affordable rental options. According to the report, an annual... [Click to read more]

 
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Committee agrees to further affordable housing plan - Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Affordable housing, just like any other type of real estate, is all about the location. On Monday, Sudbury city staff gave the community services committee an update on an affordable housing plan. Five goals were laid out for the city to complete within 12 months. That includes plans to create location criteria, financial incentives, as well as ironing out zoning details. Over the past several years, city hall has conducted more than six studies on housing needs across... [Click to read more]

 
Groups to share $1M to provide affordable housing in province - Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Three Manitoba projects aimed at opening doors to affordable home ownership received a $1-million boost Wednesday. The money will be divided among the Canadian Mental Health Association (Westman region), SEED Winnipeg and Manitoba Tipi Mitawa to offer home ownership support for up to 51 low-to moderate-income families, Families Minister Scott Fielding said. "Projects like these are positive, proactive steps to making homeownership a priority as well as making it... [Click to read more]

 
Groundbreaking for affordable seniors housing in Raymond - Thursday, July 13, 2017

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Affordable housing units coming to Mississauga city centre - Wednesday, July 12, 2017

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Affordable housing group eyes joint effort - Tuesday, July 11, 2017

A working group discussing problems around the lack of affordable housing in Powell River has decided to step up to take the lead on solving the problem. City of Powell River councillor Maggie Hathaway, who has led the informal group since it was reinvigorated in 2016, said it is comprised of representatives from multiple non-profit organizations and has been meeting to share information. The group is looking at... [Click to read more]

 
Study finds homelessness widespread in rural and Northern Ontario - Thursday, July 6, 2017

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New report paints grim picture of affordable housing in Moncton - Wednesday, July 5, 2017

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Affordable housing project for Indigenous people rises in remains of burned out building - Wednesday, June 28, 2017

What was once a husk of a burned out building is now housing six new affordable housing units for Indigenous people, the provincial government announced Wednesday. The building at 274 Main Street West was gutted in a fire back in 2011, said Melanie McAulay, the executive director of Sacajawea non-profit housing, which received $660,000 from the Canada-Ontario Investment in Affordable Housing agreement to... [Click to read more]

 
Montreal woman overcomes homelessness, gives back with free BBQ - Tuesday, June 27, 2017

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Affordable housing proposal approved - Thursday, June 22, 2017

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Fredericton gets advice on ending chronic homelessness - Wednesday, June 21, 2017

The City of Fredericton will consider 18 recommendations put forward by the Mayor's Task Force on Homelessness, to help increase affordable housing and end chronic homelessness in Fredericton. Those recommendations include leasing city-owned properties for "housing first" developments, relaxing parking requirements for some housing developments, and allowing... [Click to read more]

 
Affordable housing units in Calgary sitting empty due to lack of maintenance funds - Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Fifty affordable housing units in Calgary are sitting vacant because the city doesn't have enough money to maintain them. The city has many units that are over 30 years old, according to Mayor Naheed Nenshi, and the 50 aging units have been shut down. While the federal and provincial governments have made new commitments for affordable housing, he says that money has been slow reaching... [Click to read more]

 
Australia's homelessness crisis: number of older women forced to couchsurf doubles - Thursday, August 17, 2017

The number of older women forced to couchsurf in Australia has almost doubled in the past four years, new analysis shows. The Council to Homeless Persons chief executive, Jenny Smith, will use a speech in Sydney on Monday to warn Australia is facing a homelessness crisis, with underfunded support services stretched by constantly growing demand. While the focus remains this week... [Click to read more]

 
Affordable housing project on track - Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Marc Vicano waxed with enthusiasm as he talked this week about the seniors affordable housing apartment building rapidly rising on the skyline next to John Noble Home. “We are completely on track and we’re targeting February 2018 as an occupancy date for the tenants,” the project manager for Vicano Construction Ltd.’s signature build at Mount Pleasant Street and Bell Lane said in crisp tones as a crew was scrambling around a building he declared was at the 50-per-cent completion stage this week. “We’re going to finish on time and we’re... [Click to read more]

 
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If we’re to solve this crisis, we need to agree on what defines affordability, and for who. There’s a lot of different things out there called “affordable housing.” New rental housing has been called affordable by the City of Vancouver in recent policy. Any housing which costs less than the local average — rents or home prices — has been called affordable by the Government of Ontario. Social housing has been called affordable. Suburban housing... [Click to read more]

 
'They're basically running hotels': Property management companies Airbnb's biggest winners - Thursday, August 10, 2017

A small number of commercial property managers generate a majority of Airbnb's overall revenue, eating up available housing stock and driving up rent in Canada's three biggest cities, a new study from Montreal's McGill University concludes. "Just 10 per cent of hosts account for a majority of the revenue and the nights booked on Airbnb consistently in Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal," said the study's lead author, David Wachsmuth, a McGill professor of urban planning, in an interview on CBC Montreal's Daybreak. The study, titled Short-term Cities: Airbnb's Impact on Canadian Housing Markets, will be published... [Click to read more]

 
Vancouver maps out plan to help the city’s renters - Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Life in Vancouver for a renter such as Ian Martin is a tightrope walk every month across the financial abyss. The 51-year-old makes $31,000 a year as a delivery driver for a commercial printing company. The cheapest livable apartment he has been able to find in Vancouver – a one-bedroom in the northeast corner of the city – costs him $1,050 a month. That’s a little more than 40 per cent of his gross income and... [Click to read more]

 
Homeless people struggle to access healthcare, report says - Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Homeless people are struggling to access healthcare, according to a new Wales-wide report. A third of people surveyed by housing charity Cymorth Cymru said health problems contributed to them losing their home. Seven recommendations have been made to health boards, landlords and councils to ensure better support. The Welsh Government said it welcomed the report and would consider its recommendations. The charity... [Click to read more]

 
Mississauga library receives federal funding to help fight homelessness - Monday, August 7, 2017

The City of Mississauga has received $122,524 in federal funding for a pilot project to combat homelessness through its public library system. Dubbed Open Window Hub, the project will allow the city to hire a full-time homelessness prevention worker to provide outreach services through the library, give the homeless a chance to work with a professional to find solutions to their situation, and offer referral services to connect them with... [Click to read more]

 
Poverty 'driving people to choose between eating or keeping clean' - Thursday, August 3, 2017

Growing numbers of people are facing hygiene poverty, where they are unable to afford essential products such as shampoo and deodorant, and are having to choose between eating and keeping clean, a charity has found. A report from In Kind Direct says thousands of people are seeking help and describes the issue as a “hidden crisis”. Last year the charity distributed a record £20.2m of hygiene products, a rise of... [Click to read more]

 
Housing support for Indigenous residents - Wednesday, August 2, 2017

The federal and provincial governments, along with local municipalities, announced affordable housing developments across Simcoe and Dufferin counties this week. The announcement was made at 98 Penetanguishene Rd. in Barrie, a facility that provides 38 affordable-housing units for seniors. Funding to the tune of $836,394 was announced for six units at the Biminaawzogin Regional Aboriginal Women's Circle for Indigenous residents on Nottawasaga Street in Orillia. The circle promotes... [Click to read more]

 
5 key steps to bring more affordable housing to Vancouver, according to City staff - Tuesday, August 1, 2017

With home prices in Greater Vancouver growing to record levels, the City of Vancouver has made a 10-year plan to tackle the city’s housing affordability crisis. On Tuesday, City staff presented to council its updated Housing Vancouver Strategy, an initiative launched in September 2016 to address the city’s urgent need for affordable housing in what is one of the nation’s most expensive markets. The report includes public feedback, collected... [Click to read more]

 
Banff council says affordable housing a priority as homeless worker speaks out - Thursday, July 27, 2017

Banff town council is promising affordable housing is a priority for the small mountain town, a day after a homeless tourism industry worker spoke out about being forced to spend nights in the local McDonald's. "It's difficult and it's heartbreaking because here's someone who wants to be in our community, has found a job and unfortunately, just can't find the accommodation to go with it," Coun. Grant Canning told the CBC's Homestretch. "But, if I'm being honest, that's... [Click to read more]

 
Movement to end homelessness finds housing for hundreds - Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Groups that assist homeless people say they are well on their way to getting 2,000 Montrealers off the streets and into housing by the year 2020. The Movement to End Homelessness in Montreal (MMFIM) unveiled a web tool on Wednesday that helps identify and keep track of homeless people who get help from a dozen different charity organizations in the city. A survey conducted several years ago showed that roughly 3,000 people living in Montreal were homeless, either living on the streets or... [Click to read more]

 
Region facing serious lack of affordable housing - Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Less than half of households who rent can afford ‘average market’ costs and those on wait lists for assistance can wait years for help, according to a recently-released report on housing in Durham Region. The 2017 report for At Home In Durham, the region’s housing plan for 2014-2024, was released in June and paints a less than optimistic picture for those looking for affordable rental options. According to the report, an annual... [Click to read more]

 
Digging at the roots of homelessness - Thursday, July 20, 2017

When Milad Parpouchi was growing up he was perplexed at the rampant homelessness in the Downtown Eastside. How could such a major problem be so widespread in Vancouver – in Canada – where the quality of life for so many people is so high? When he was older, the North Vancouver resident attended SFU and through his education his perplexity turned into compassion, which in turn has informed his research in... [Click to read more]

 
Committee agrees to further affordable housing plan - Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Affordable housing, just like any other type of real estate, is all about the location. On Monday, Sudbury city staff gave the community services committee an update on an affordable housing plan. Five goals were laid out for the city to complete within 12 months. That includes plans to create location criteria, financial incentives, as well as ironing out zoning details. Over the past several years, city hall has conducted more than six studies on housing needs across... [Click to read more]

 
Groups to share $1M to provide affordable housing in province - Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Three Manitoba projects aimed at opening doors to affordable home ownership received a $1-million boost Wednesday. The money will be divided among the Canadian Mental Health Association (Westman region), SEED Winnipeg and Manitoba Tipi Mitawa to offer home ownership support for up to 51 low-to moderate-income families, Families Minister Scott Fielding said. "Projects like these are positive, proactive steps to making homeownership a priority as well as making it... [Click to read more]

 
Groundbreaking for affordable seniors housing in Raymond - Thursday, July 13, 2017

Seniors in Raymond, Alberta will soon have a new affordable housing option in their community. Construction is now underway at the new Ridgeview Lodge, where a new, 53-unit facility will be built to replace the existing lodge. The Governments of Canada and Alberta are investing close to $8 million in the development of the Ridgeview Lodge through the Investment in Affordable Housing Agreement. The new lodge will... [Click to read more]

 
Affordable housing units coming to Mississauga city centre - Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Mississauga council will provide a $2.7 million grant to Peel Region to offset development charges for a massive affordable housing project in the city centre. Proposed by the Daniels Corporation, a Toronto-based development firm, the $66-million development will contain 174 rental units to help reduce the number of people on the region’s social housing wait list. “This will be a giant step forward to actually putting what we want to do into action,” said Coun. Carolyn Parrish, who put forward a notice of motion to... [Click to read more]

 
Affordable housing group eyes joint effort - Tuesday, July 11, 2017

A working group discussing problems around the lack of affordable housing in Powell River has decided to step up to take the lead on solving the problem. City of Powell River councillor Maggie Hathaway, who has led the informal group since it was reinvigorated in 2016, said it is comprised of representatives from multiple non-profit organizations and has been meeting to share information. The group is looking at... [Click to read more]

 
Study finds homelessness widespread in rural and Northern Ontario - Thursday, July 6, 2017

Homelessness is often portrayed in the Canadian media as a social problem of big cities. A study released last month challenges those popular perceptions. The report ‘Homelessness and Hidden Homelessness in Rural and Northern Ontario’ confirms the widespread prevalence of homelessness in rural and Northern communities, even though it may be less visible. The research team analyzed recent Canadian Social Survey data and discovered that, compared to city dwellers, a higher percentage of people from rural Ontario reported that... [Click to read more]

 
New report paints grim picture of affordable housing in Moncton - Wednesday, July 5, 2017

A new study of housing needs in Moncton has found the city in dire need of more affordable and smaller homes and apartments. Last year, there were 5,370 families with a household income of $26,131 or less, and they were struggling to afford housing, Kayla Breelove Carter, a community development officer with the City of Moncton, told council Monday night. Breelove Carter, who launched the housing assessment, said it had... [Click to read more]

 
Waiting for affordable housing 'a struggle' - Tuesday, July 4, 2017

One Timmins mother has been waiting for affordable housing since 2011 – and doesn’t expect to move into a unit until 2021. Annie De Grammont first applied for housing through the Cochrane District Social Services Administration Board (CDSSAB) six years ago. At that time, she was a young mother looking to escape an abusive situation. “I needed a way out,” she told The Daily Press. “At that time, having a newborn baby, I didn’t want to bring her to the shelter.” De Grammont was told... [Click to read more]

 
SideDoor awarded $50K to help Yellowknife's homeless youth find jobs - Thursday, June 29, 2017

The City of Yellowknife has signed a $50,000 contract with a local youth centre to run a new employment program for young homeless people. "The intent of this program is to provide youth with the tools in order to maintain a job," said Iris Hamlyn, the executive director of SideDoor. The 21-week program will be open to 15- to 24-year-olds who experience homelessness. SideDoor aims to have... [Click to read more]

 
Affordable housing project for Indigenous people rises in remains of burned out building - Wednesday, June 28, 2017

What was once a husk of a burned out building is now housing six new affordable housing units for Indigenous people, the provincial government announced Wednesday. The building at 274 Main Street West was gutted in a fire back in 2011, said Melanie McAulay, the executive director of Sacajawea non-profit housing, which received $660,000 from the Canada-Ontario Investment in Affordable Housing agreement to... [Click to read more]

 
Montreal woman overcomes homelessness, gives back with free BBQ - Tuesday, June 27, 2017

On weekends, Anne Las fills her backpack and shopping bags with homemade sandwiches and cookies and granola bars and juice. She then walks to Place Émilie-Gamelin and distributes them to people who are homeless and hungry. She's gone often enough that people wait for her arrival. "It's to give back to the community," Las told CBC's Homerun. "Being homeless is terrible," she said. "I mean people ignore you, because they [think] 'oh you're just homeless, you're... [Click to read more]

 
Affordable housing proposal approved - Thursday, June 22, 2017

In order to seek senior government funding, a proposal to convert a vacant commercial building into affordable housing in downtown Chatham has been approved. Chatham-Kent councillors approved a staff report on Monday that recommended endorsing a plan from... [Click to read more]

 
Fredericton gets advice on ending chronic homelessness - Wednesday, June 21, 2017

The City of Fredericton will consider 18 recommendations put forward by the Mayor's Task Force on Homelessness, to help increase affordable housing and end chronic homelessness in Fredericton. Those recommendations include leasing city-owned properties for "housing first" developments, relaxing parking requirements for some housing developments, and allowing... [Click to read more]

 
Affordable housing units in Calgary sitting empty due to lack of maintenance funds - Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Fifty affordable housing units in Calgary are sitting vacant because the city doesn't have enough money to maintain them. The city has many units that are over 30 years old, according to Mayor Naheed Nenshi, and the 50 aging units have been shut down. While the federal and provincial governments have made new commitments for affordable housing, he says that money has been slow reaching... [Click to read more]