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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]

 
City's affordable housing action plan takes first step - Thursday, June 15, 2017

St. Catharines council is moving forward with an affordable housing action plan for the city. Council approved a first phase Monday by asking staff to delve further into ideas such as creating an affordable housing grant for developers and allowing detached accessory apartments without zoning amendments. More than 40 ideas were detailed by staff at Monday night’s council meeting aimed at trying to address the rising need for... [Click to read more]

 
Construction problems cause 'frustrating' delay of new affordable housing development - Wednesday, June 14, 2017

An affordable housing project in southwest Calgary may look like it's ready for the first tenants to move in. But extensive damage on the inside means the development likely won't be turned over to the city's housing agency until at least September. Clarke Court in Kingsland was budgeted to cost $7.1 million and was scheduled to open in... [Click to read more]

 
Affordable-housing project in Regent Park envisioned just for musicians - Tuesday, June 13, 2017

An enshrined “Toronto Music City” within Toronto, the self-professed “music city”? It’s just a derelict swathe of dirt at the moment, but there are plans afoot to turn the vacant property at the corner of Dundas St. E. and Sumach St. on the eastern edge of Regent Park into a 100-unit affordable-housing co-op for some of this city’s financially beleaguered musicians. The utopian vision for the building also includes a... [Click to read more]

 
Ontario Protecting Tenants from Unfair Rent Increases - Thursday, June 8, 2017

Ontario passed legislation today to help keep rental housing affordable and predictable by protecting tenants from unfair rent increases. The Rental Fairness Act, 2017 expands rent control to all private rental units, including those occupied on or after November 1, 1991. Effective April 20, 2017, landlords cannot raise rents more than the rent increase guideline, which is 1.5 per cent in 2017. Any rent increase notices above this amount... [Click to read more]

 
Long waiting lists and few vacancies: Affordable housing in P.E.I. - Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Organizations that offer affordable housing in P.E.I. say there's a desperate need for more units. The director of provincial housing services, Sonya Cobb described provincial waiting lists as "daunting" when it comes to so-called social housing which is subsidized according to people's wages. "For seniors, we have a wait list of approximately 900 people, and for family housing approximately 400 families," said Cobb. "Staff do their best to help people manage their... [Click to read more]

 
Antigonish Affordable Housing Society Receives Financial Support for New Affordable Housing Units - Tuesday, June 6, 2017

The Antigonish Affordable Housing Society will receive support from the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation's Seed Funding Program to develop the second phase of Riverside Estates. The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and Minister Responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), along with Sean Fraser, Member of Parliament for Central Nova, today announced $81,095 for the construction of ten affordable housing units intended for... [Click to read more]

 
Canadian mayors press Liberals to fast-track affordable housing funding - Thursday, June 1, 2017

Municipal leaders want the federal government to speed up its vaunted infrastructure plan so cities don’t have to wait 10 years for badly needed housing cash. The Liberal budget this year set aside $11.2 billion to tackle a growing need for affordable housing in Canada’s cities, with most of the money set to flow after 2022. That’s part of $81.2 billion the Liberals earmarked for... [Click to read more]

 
27 homeless deaths in Toronto in just three months - Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Homeless people in Toronto are dying at a rate of more than two per week on average, according to disturbing new data collected by the city. From January to the end of March 2017, a total of 27 homeless deaths were tracked in an expanded research initiative led by Toronto Public Health and supported by about 200 health and social services agencies. The median age of the deceased is 51. “It’s a sign that our city is... [Click to read more]

 
Homelessness and motherhood on P.E.I. subject of new study - Tuesday, May 30, 2017

A UPEI researcher is investigating how single mothers in the province deal with being homeless. Janis MacLellan-Peters, a professor in the UPEI School of Nursing, is looking for single mothers on P.E.I. who are homeless or have been in the past. MacLellan-Peters said homelessness is a topic many women don't want to talk about, and it doesn't necessarily mean... [Click to read more]

 
We Need To Keep The Pressure On Our Politicians To End Poverty - Thursday, May 25, 2017

Canadians have been very clear. We believe the growing inequality in our country is unacceptable. In a recent poll commissioned by the Broadbent Institute, an overwhelming 84 per cent of people said they consider the gap between the rich and the rest of us a problem. The same poll found there's broad support for government action on the issue, from cutting down on the wealthiest hiding money in tax shelters, to increasing... [Click to read more]

 
Mississauga Invites Residents to Weigh in on Affordable Housing Crisis - Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The days of the average middle-income family being able to comfortably afford a detached home—the kind of three or four-bedroom house with a private, fenced-in yard that many people grew up in—are over. The $1 million detached home is, for now, a new normal (although a decent influx in spring market inventory might have tempered prices) and more and more people are being priced out of the GTA. While it might not be possible... [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]

 
City's affordable housing action plan takes first step - Thursday, June 15, 2017

St. Catharines council is moving forward with an affordable housing action plan for the city. Council approved a first phase Monday by asking staff to delve further into ideas such as creating an affordable housing grant for developers and allowing detached accessory apartments without zoning amendments. More than 40 ideas were detailed by staff at Monday night’s council meeting aimed at trying to address the rising need for... [Click to read more]

 
Construction problems cause 'frustrating' delay of new affordable housing development - Wednesday, June 14, 2017

An affordable housing project in southwest Calgary may look like it's ready for the first tenants to move in. But extensive damage on the inside means the development likely won't be turned over to the city's housing agency until at least September. Clarke Court in Kingsland was budgeted to cost $7.1 million and was scheduled to open in... [Click to read more]

 
Affordable-housing project in Regent Park envisioned just for musicians - Tuesday, June 13, 2017

An enshrined “Toronto Music City” within Toronto, the self-professed “music city”? It’s just a derelict swathe of dirt at the moment, but there are plans afoot to turn the vacant property at the corner of Dundas St. E. and Sumach St. on the eastern edge of Regent Park into a 100-unit affordable-housing co-op for some of this city’s financially beleaguered musicians. The utopian vision for the building also includes a... [Click to read more]

 
Ontario Protecting Tenants from Unfair Rent Increases - Thursday, June 8, 2017

Ontario passed legislation today to help keep rental housing affordable and predictable by protecting tenants from unfair rent increases. The Rental Fairness Act, 2017 expands rent control to all private rental units, including those occupied on or after November 1, 1991. Effective April 20, 2017, landlords cannot raise rents more than the rent increase guideline, which is 1.5 per cent in 2017. Any rent increase notices above this amount... [Click to read more]

 
Long waiting lists and few vacancies: Affordable housing in P.E.I. - Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Organizations that offer affordable housing in P.E.I. say there's a desperate need for more units. The director of provincial housing services, Sonya Cobb described provincial waiting lists as "daunting" when it comes to so-called social housing which is subsidized according to people's wages. "For seniors, we have a wait list of approximately 900 people, and for family housing approximately 400 families," said Cobb. "Staff do their best to help people manage their... [Click to read more]

 
Antigonish Affordable Housing Society Receives Financial Support for New Affordable Housing Units - Tuesday, June 6, 2017

The Antigonish Affordable Housing Society will receive support from the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation's Seed Funding Program to develop the second phase of Riverside Estates. The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and Minister Responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), along with Sean Fraser, Member of Parliament for Central Nova, today announced $81,095 for the construction of ten affordable housing units intended for... [Click to read more]

 
Canadian mayors press Liberals to fast-track affordable housing funding - Thursday, June 1, 2017

Municipal leaders want the federal government to speed up its vaunted infrastructure plan so cities don’t have to wait 10 years for badly needed housing cash. The Liberal budget this year set aside $11.2 billion to tackle a growing need for affordable housing in Canada’s cities, with most of the money set to flow after 2022. That’s part of $81.2 billion the Liberals earmarked for... [Click to read more]

 
27 homeless deaths in Toronto in just three months - Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Homeless people in Toronto are dying at a rate of more than two per week on average, according to disturbing new data collected by the city. From January to the end of March 2017, a total of 27 homeless deaths were tracked in an expanded research initiative led by Toronto Public Health and supported by about 200 health and social services agencies. The median age of the deceased is 51. “It’s a sign that our city is... [Click to read more]

 
Homelessness and motherhood on P.E.I. subject of new study - Tuesday, May 30, 2017

A UPEI researcher is investigating how single mothers in the province deal with being homeless. Janis MacLellan-Peters, a professor in the UPEI School of Nursing, is looking for single mothers on P.E.I. who are homeless or have been in the past. MacLellan-Peters said homelessness is a topic many women don't want to talk about, and it doesn't necessarily mean... [Click to read more]

 
We Need To Keep The Pressure On Our Politicians To End Poverty - Thursday, May 25, 2017

Canadians have been very clear. We believe the growing inequality in our country is unacceptable. In a recent poll commissioned by the Broadbent Institute, an overwhelming 84 per cent of people said they consider the gap between the rich and the rest of us a problem. The same poll found there's broad support for government action on the issue, from cutting down on the wealthiest hiding money in tax shelters, to increasing... [Click to read more]

 
Mississauga Invites Residents to Weigh in on Affordable Housing Crisis - Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The days of the average middle-income family being able to comfortably afford a detached home—the kind of three or four-bedroom house with a private, fenced-in yard that many people grew up in—are over. The $1 million detached home is, for now, a new normal (although a decent influx in spring market inventory might have tempered prices) and more and more people are being priced out of the GTA. While it might not be possible... [Click to read more]