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9:30am to 12:00pm / 1:00pm to 4:30pm

   

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Senior affordable housing project looking for community support - Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Spending your senior years on the streets might seem like a stretch for most people, but it’s a closer reality than some would like to think as people on fixed incomes deal with growing housing affordability issues. Taxes, utilities and other costs of home ownership go up as retirement benefits needed to pay for them are non-existent or aren’t keeping up with inflation. There is a real seniors affordable housing crunch already here, and it will only get worse as by 2025 it’s projected that seniors will compromise 22. 4 per cent of the local population. That’s almost... [Click to read more]

 
Residents of Victoria’s newest homeless camp call for more affordable housing - Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Former residents of Victoria’s tent city joined people living at a growing homeless camp in a downtown park to lobby the provincial government for more affordable housing. Residents of the newly dubbed “Chattel City” at Reeson Park held a press conference Tuesday afternoon to “collectively speak out against the displacement and criminalization of homeless people, and the need for social housing to solve the housing crisis,” the group said in a... [Click to read more]

 
Employed and homeless: Housing crisis in Nunavut hamlet forces shelter to expand - Thursday, May 11, 2017

Couch-surfing from place to place is something Donny Angulalek hopes he never experiences again. "You are in the way, a burden to other people," says the 43-year-old Inuk man who, despite working full time at a grocery store in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, is living in a homeless shelter. "It was pretty hard." For the first time in five years, Angulalek knows... [Click to read more]

 
Youth homelessness 'pretty stark,' getting worse: Choices for Youth director - Wednesday, May 10, 2017

The head of a group that works with at-risk youth in Newfoundland and Labrador says youth homelessness is a complex issue that's growing — and the only fix is to entirely rethink the systems currently in place to address it. "Everyone talks about the silo approach in government — if we keep taking that approach, we're going nowhere fast," says Sheldon Pollett, the executive director of... [Click to read more]

 
Four measures that will create more rental units - Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Toronto needs more rental units now to support its competitive and growing workforce. Governments are offering incentives to get more rental homes built, but they must also remove barriers to private sector rental construction. For example, MP Adam Vaughan announced a new four-year, $2.5-billion fund to offer low-cost loans for rental construction. Premier Wynne’s recently announced Ontario Fair Housing Plan makes property taxes... [Click to read more]

 
Trying to break the cycle the poverty in a family - Thursday, May 4, 2017

Regina Younker is grateful to have a roof over her head, but she often wonders if there will be enough left over to put groceries in her fridge. About 14 years ago, Younker first went on social assistance for what she believed would be six months. Today, the 52-year-old is still on a limited income and is all too familiar with the misconception that living in poverty means living on the street. “Poverty can be... [Click to read more]

 
'Not normal at all': Rental housing going for above asking price too - Wednesday, May 3, 2017

By now, stories of Toronto-area residents showing up in Waterloo Region willing to pay more than the asking price for a home aren’t particularly surprising. But here’s what you might not have realized: The same thing is happening on the rental market. Real estate broker Kay Hoshoian’s go-to story is of the three-bedroom, two-bathroom townhouse that was advertised for $1,450 per month. Its owner ended up renting it out for $1,700 a month. “People from... [Click to read more] 

 
Cities expecting welcome cash for housing in federal budget - Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Municipalities that have been pushing for months, if not years, for increased funding for affordable housing, are expecting more good news in Wednesday's federal budget, according to the City of Ottawa's special liaison on the issue. Coun. Mark Taylor and Mayor Jim Watson met Monday with the federal minister responsible for... [Click to read more]

 
Homelessness up 30% in Metro Vancouver in latest count - Thursday, April 27, 2017

The latest count in Metro Vancouver has recorded a sharp increase in the number of people who are homeless, up 30 per cent from the most recent count in 2014. Volunteers counted 3,605 people in the region who didn't have a place of their own on March 7 and 8, including... [Click to read more]

 
Federal land availability could give Ottawa a social-housing advantage - Wednesday, April 26, 2017

The federal budget’s promise to provide land at low cost for affordable-housing projects could give the national capital region a distinct advantage in shortening wait times for those in need. Last week municipal politicians and housing advocates praised the budget’s $11.2 billion dedicated to housing initiatives. Within that allocation was $202 million set aside over the next 11 years to expand a program called Surplus Federal Real Property for Homelessness Initiative, which doles out... [Click to read more]

 
More women over 50 seeking shelter, homelessness report finds - Tuesday, April 25, 2017

The number of people who used emergency shelters in Ottawa continued to rise last year, with greater increases among families and older women, according to a report that provides an annual snapshot of homelessness in the city. In total, 7,170 people stayed at a shelter at some point in 2016, up 5.2 per cent from the year before. The Alliance to End Homelessness... [Click to read more]

 
Human Trafficking's High Toll on Homeless Youth - Thursday, April 20, 2017

The trafficking of young adults isn't only a problem in developing nations. In the U.S. and Canada, nearly one-fifth of homeless youth are victims of human trafficking, according to new studies. Of 911 homeless young adults interviewed between February 2014 and March 2017, about 20 percent reported being trafficked for sex, labor or both. The majority, 15 percent, were trafficked for sex, 7.4 percent were trafficked for labor, and 3 percent were... [Click to read more]

 
Ontario embraces no-strings-attached basic income experiment - Wednesday, April 19, 2017

The Richardson family got a new kitchen table and 12-year-old Eric got his first trip to the dentist. The Wallaces, who had no running water or indoor plumbing in their farmhouse in the 1970s, were able to buy a nearly-new flatbed truck. Forty years ago, they were among almost 2,200 Manitoba households that participated in “Mincome,” a three-year federal-provincial experiment that sent unconditional monthly payments to low-income families as a way to combat poverty and... [Click to read more]

 
Tenants looking for new place after $1,660 rent increase - Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Most people expect their rent to go up each year, but not by 100 per cent. So you can imagine the shock AJ Merrick and Jon Moorhouse experienced when they got a letter from their landlord. "I thought it was an April Fools' joke," said Merrick, a young marketing professional. "There's no way I'd pay that much for this apartment." But it wasn't a joke. Their two bedroom condo located near Liberty Village was going up from... [Click to read more]

 
What homelessness looks like for women in Canada - Thursday, April 13, 2017

For eight months last year, Noreen Begoray lived in her silver 2006 Jeep Liberty, with her two little schipperke dogs, Gypsy and Kako. She parked near a dog park in Victoria with a view of the ocean – “The best space in town,” she says – and nobody bothered her. At night, she slept under blankets in the back, with the second-row seats laid flat. Kako slept curled up beside her. Gypsy preferred the front seat. Begoray ate... [Click to read more]

 
New Affordable Rental Homes for Kingston - Wednesday, April 12, 2017

The Governments of Canada and Ontario along with the City of Kingston are celebrating the official opening of new housing at 40 Cliff Crescent. This facility will provide Kingston families and individuals with a safe, affordable place to call home. Mark Gerretsen, Member of Parliament for Kingston and the Islands, on behalf of the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and... [Click to read more]

 
$9.5 million for new affordable housing units - Tuesday, April 11, 2017

The housing crisis in Greater Victoria and surrounding areas is getting some much-needed help with new affordable rental housing. Two projects, one for Victoria and the other for Salt Spring Island, will be receive $9.5 million dollars. It’s part of the province’s ‘housing first program’ announced in October aimed at creating 2,000 new units. Salt Spring will receive $4.5 million and the Victoria Cool Aid Society will get $5 million for the redevelopment of... [Click to read more]

 
Franco-Ouest to raise awareness for youth homelessness - Thursday, April 6, 2017

It goes unnoticed or perhaps we choose not to see; but the reality is youth homelessness is an ongoing problem not just in Canada, but in our own communities. According to Canadian Observatory on Homelessness, in 2016 more than 35,000 Canadians were homeless with 18.7% of them being youths.To bring the harsh reality to light, local Espanola high school students at École Secondaire Franco-Ouest, will be spending... [Click to read more]

 
No Fixed Address: Special committee meeting hears from frustrated tenants, experts - Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Renting is increasingly tough, according to tenants who showed up at Toronto City Hall Monday afternoon, voicing their struggles at a special meeting on housing. But solutions won't come quickly or easily and must come from all levels of government, experts warned. The joint meeting, between the city's affordable housing committee and tenant issues committee, called for council's support to pressure the Ontario government to... [Click to read more]

 
A portable housing benefit could ease our homeless crisis - Tuesday, April 4, 2017

A frustratingly familiar challenge is playing out for Canadian families across the country. Overheated markets are pricing home ownership out of reach for too many. Limited vacancy rates are squeezing rental supply. And people who are struggling to find shelter say it’s just too expensive. A common thread throughout all of these scenarios is cost. Affordability determines access. And one solution... [Click to read more]

 
Poverty hard on B.C. students and teachers, educator says - Thursday, March 30, 2017

Secondary school teacher Annie Ohana can't just leave her work in the classroom. The high school French and social studies teacher says she's concerned about the growing number of students from low-income families that struggle through their public education, something that is also taking a toll on her. "You invest so much emotionally into your student," she told stand-in host Gloria Macarenko on CBC's On the Coast. "You want to see them succeed. You want to... [Click to read more]

 
What's the latest frontier in the fight against homelessness? Your spare room - Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Catherine Pawlick-Grimes is excited as she leads the way into a second-floor spare bedroom with a queen-size bed and adjoining bathroom, meticulously clean and ready for the guest she's expecting. "We don't need five bedrooms anymore," says Pawlick-Grimes. She and her husband, Tim Grimes, raised three children in this large suburban home in Richmond Hill, Ont., north of Toronto. But their two daughters — ages 20 and 25 — have moved out, leaving only... [Click to read more]

 
'Inadequate and unsafe' Inuit housing needs national fix, say senators - Tuesday, March 28, 2017

At one point in the spring of 2016, members of a Senate committee on a fact-finding mission were inspecting an overcrowded home in Igloolik, Nunavut. "I was amazed at the number of people living in that house," said Nunavut Senator Dennis Patterson. Then he and Lillian Dyck, co-chair and chair of the Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples, were told there was another small family living in a shack behind the house. "[We] were invited into this... [Click to read more]

 
Senior affordable housing project looking for community support - Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Spending your senior years on the streets might seem like a stretch for most people, but it’s a closer reality than some would like to think as people on fixed incomes deal with growing housing affordability issues. Taxes, utilities and other costs of home ownership go up as retirement benefits needed to pay for them are non-existent or aren’t keeping up with inflation. There is a real seniors affordable housing crunch already here, and it will only get worse as by 2025 it’s projected that seniors will compromise 22. 4 per cent of the local population. That’s almost... [Click to read more]

 
Residents of Victoria’s newest homeless camp call for more affordable housing - Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Former residents of Victoria’s tent city joined people living at a growing homeless camp in a downtown park to lobby the provincial government for more affordable housing. Residents of the newly dubbed “Chattel City” at Reeson Park held a press conference Tuesday afternoon to “collectively speak out against the displacement and criminalization of homeless people, and the need for social housing to solve the housing crisis,” the group said in a... [Click to read more]

 
Employed and homeless: Housing crisis in Nunavut hamlet forces shelter to expand - Thursday, May 11, 2017

Couch-surfing from place to place is something Donny Angulalek hopes he never experiences again. "You are in the way, a burden to other people," says the 43-year-old Inuk man who, despite working full time at a grocery store in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, is living in a homeless shelter. "It was pretty hard." For the first time in five years, Angulalek knows... [Click to read more]

 
Youth homelessness 'pretty stark,' getting worse: Choices for Youth director - Wednesday, May 10, 2017

The head of a group that works with at-risk youth in Newfoundland and Labrador says youth homelessness is a complex issue that's growing — and the only fix is to entirely rethink the systems currently in place to address it. "Everyone talks about the silo approach in government — if we keep taking that approach, we're going nowhere fast," says Sheldon Pollett, the executive director of... [Click to read more]

 
Four measures that will create more rental units - Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Toronto needs more rental units now to support its competitive and growing workforce. Governments are offering incentives to get more rental homes built, but they must also remove barriers to private sector rental construction. For example, MP Adam Vaughan announced a new four-year, $2.5-billion fund to offer low-cost loans for rental construction. Premier Wynne’s recently announced Ontario Fair Housing Plan makes property taxes... [Click to read more]

 
Trying to break the cycle the poverty in a family - Thursday, May 4, 2017

Regina Younker is grateful to have a roof over her head, but she often wonders if there will be enough left over to put groceries in her fridge. About 14 years ago, Younker first went on social assistance for what she believed would be six months. Today, the 52-year-old is still on a limited income and is all too familiar with the misconception that living in poverty means living on the street. “Poverty can be... [Click to read more]

 
'Not normal at all': Rental housing going for above asking price too - Wednesday, May 3, 2017

By now, stories of Toronto-area residents showing up in Waterloo Region willing to pay more than the asking price for a home aren’t particularly surprising. But here’s what you might not have realized: The same thing is happening on the rental market. Real estate broker Kay Hoshoian’s go-to story is of the three-bedroom, two-bathroom townhouse that was advertised for $1,450 per month. Its owner ended up renting it out for $1,700 a month. “People from... [Click to read more] 

 
Cities expecting welcome cash for housing in federal budget - Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Municipalities that have been pushing for months, if not years, for increased funding for affordable housing, are expecting more good news in Wednesday's federal budget, according to the City of Ottawa's special liaison on the issue. Coun. Mark Taylor and Mayor Jim Watson met Monday with the federal minister responsible for... [Click to read more]

 
Homelessness up 30% in Metro Vancouver in latest count - Thursday, April 27, 2017

The latest count in Metro Vancouver has recorded a sharp increase in the number of people who are homeless, up 30 per cent from the most recent count in 2014. Volunteers counted 3,605 people in the region who didn't have a place of their own on March 7 and 8, including... [Click to read more]

 
Federal land availability could give Ottawa a social-housing advantage - Wednesday, April 26, 2017

The federal budget’s promise to provide land at low cost for affordable-housing projects could give the national capital region a distinct advantage in shortening wait times for those in need. Last week municipal politicians and housing advocates praised the budget’s $11.2 billion dedicated to housing initiatives. Within that allocation was $202 million set aside over the next 11 years to expand a program called Surplus Federal Real Property for Homelessness Initiative, which doles out... [Click to read more]

 
More women over 50 seeking shelter, homelessness report finds - Tuesday, April 25, 2017

The number of people who used emergency shelters in Ottawa continued to rise last year, with greater increases among families and older women, according to a report that provides an annual snapshot of homelessness in the city. In total, 7,170 people stayed at a shelter at some point in 2016, up 5.2 per cent from the year before. The Alliance to End Homelessness... [Click to read more]

 
Human Trafficking's High Toll on Homeless Youth - Thursday, April 20, 2017

The trafficking of young adults isn't only a problem in developing nations. In the U.S. and Canada, nearly one-fifth of homeless youth are victims of human trafficking, according to new studies. Of 911 homeless young adults interviewed between February 2014 and March 2017, about 20 percent reported being trafficked for sex, labor or both. The majority, 15 percent, were trafficked for sex, 7.4 percent were trafficked for labor, and 3 percent were... [Click to read more]

 
Ontario embraces no-strings-attached basic income experiment - Wednesday, April 19, 2017

The Richardson family got a new kitchen table and 12-year-old Eric got his first trip to the dentist. The Wallaces, who had no running water or indoor plumbing in their farmhouse in the 1970s, were able to buy a nearly-new flatbed truck. Forty years ago, they were among almost 2,200 Manitoba households that participated in “Mincome,” a three-year federal-provincial experiment that sent unconditional monthly payments to low-income families as a way to combat poverty and... [Click to read more]

 
Tenants looking for new place after $1,660 rent increase - Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Most people expect their rent to go up each year, but not by 100 per cent. So you can imagine the shock AJ Merrick and Jon Moorhouse experienced when they got a letter from their landlord. "I thought it was an April Fools' joke," said Merrick, a young marketing professional. "There's no way I'd pay that much for this apartment." But it wasn't a joke. Their two bedroom condo located near Liberty Village was going up from... [Click to read more]

 
What homelessness looks like for women in Canada - Thursday, April 13, 2017

For eight months last year, Noreen Begoray lived in her silver 2006 Jeep Liberty, with her two little schipperke dogs, Gypsy and Kako. She parked near a dog park in Victoria with a view of the ocean – “The best space in town,” she says – and nobody bothered her. At night, she slept under blankets in the back, with the second-row seats laid flat. Kako slept curled up beside her. Gypsy preferred the front seat. Begoray ate... [Click to read more]

 
New Affordable Rental Homes for Kingston - Wednesday, April 12, 2017

The Governments of Canada and Ontario along with the City of Kingston are celebrating the official opening of new housing at 40 Cliff Crescent. This facility will provide Kingston families and individuals with a safe, affordable place to call home. Mark Gerretsen, Member of Parliament for Kingston and the Islands, on behalf of the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and... [Click to read more]

 
$9.5 million for new affordable housing units - Tuesday, April 11, 2017

The housing crisis in Greater Victoria and surrounding areas is getting some much-needed help with new affordable rental housing. Two projects, one for Victoria and the other for Salt Spring Island, will be receive $9.5 million dollars. It’s part of the province’s ‘housing first program’ announced in October aimed at creating 2,000 new units. Salt Spring will receive $4.5 million and the Victoria Cool Aid Society will get $5 million for the redevelopment of... [Click to read more]

 
Franco-Ouest to raise awareness for youth homelessness - Thursday, April 6, 2017

It goes unnoticed or perhaps we choose not to see; but the reality is youth homelessness is an ongoing problem not just in Canada, but in our own communities. According to Canadian Observatory on Homelessness, in 2016 more than 35,000 Canadians were homeless with 18.7% of them being youths.To bring the harsh reality to light, local Espanola high school students at École Secondaire Franco-Ouest, will be spending... [Click to read more]

 
No Fixed Address: Special committee meeting hears from frustrated tenants, experts - Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Renting is increasingly tough, according to tenants who showed up at Toronto City Hall Monday afternoon, voicing their struggles at a special meeting on housing. But solutions won't come quickly or easily and must come from all levels of government, experts warned. The joint meeting, between the city's affordable housing committee and tenant issues committee, called for council's support to pressure the Ontario government to... [Click to read more]

 
A portable housing benefit could ease our homeless crisis - Tuesday, April 4, 2017

A frustratingly familiar challenge is playing out for Canadian families across the country. Overheated markets are pricing home ownership out of reach for too many. Limited vacancy rates are squeezing rental supply. And people who are struggling to find shelter say it’s just too expensive. A common thread throughout all of these scenarios is cost. Affordability determines access. And one solution... [Click to read more]

 
Poverty hard on B.C. students and teachers, educator says - Thursday, March 30, 2017

Secondary school teacher Annie Ohana can't just leave her work in the classroom. The high school French and social studies teacher says she's concerned about the growing number of students from low-income families that struggle through their public education, something that is also taking a toll on her. "You invest so much emotionally into your student," she told stand-in host Gloria Macarenko on CBC's On the Coast. "You want to see them succeed. You want to... [Click to read more]

 
What's the latest frontier in the fight against homelessness? Your spare room - Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Catherine Pawlick-Grimes is excited as she leads the way into a second-floor spare bedroom with a queen-size bed and adjoining bathroom, meticulously clean and ready for the guest she's expecting. "We don't need five bedrooms anymore," says Pawlick-Grimes. She and her husband, Tim Grimes, raised three children in this large suburban home in Richmond Hill, Ont., north of Toronto. But their two daughters — ages 20 and 25 — have moved out, leaving only... [Click to read more]

 
'Inadequate and unsafe' Inuit housing needs national fix, say senators - Tuesday, March 28, 2017

At one point in the spring of 2016, members of a Senate committee on a fact-finding mission were inspecting an overcrowded home in Igloolik, Nunavut. "I was amazed at the number of people living in that house," said Nunavut Senator Dennis Patterson. Then he and Lillian Dyck, co-chair and chair of the Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples, were told there was another small family living in a shack behind the house. "[We] were invited into this... [Click to read more]