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Liberals to make housing a right in new homelessness strategy - Wednesday, September 20, 2017

The federal Liberals' are sending signals that they are ready to make a right to housing part of its national housing strategy. The declaration appears largely aspirational in nature at this point, as sources with knowledge of the government's thinking said there won't be any legislated specifics tied to the promise - unlike the detailed benchmarks on other parts of the plan to measure progress. Government officials have told housing and homeless advocates to... [Click to read more]

 
Annual rent increase may be cut: BC housing minister - Tuesday, September 19, 2017

BC housing minister Selina Robinson is considering the possibility of altering the province-wide formula that sets the maximum amount landlords can increase rent by annually, the minister told media this week. The current formula, part of the Residential Tenancy Act, allows landlords to increase rent by two per cent plus inflation. With current inflation rates, the maximum rent increase would be four per cent in 2018. If next year's rent hike goes into effect, the average rent for... [Click to read more]

 
Abandoned NYC hospital to be redeveloped as affordable housing - Thursday, September 14, 2017

Hoping to bolster its stock of affordable housing, New York City last week issued an RFEI (Request for Expressions of Interest) to redevelop the long-abandoned Greenpoint Hospital in Brooklyn into 500 supportive and affordable apartments. The 146,100-square-foot complex includes three buildings and open land that have been sitting empty since 1983. “It makes no sense in a community desperate for affordable housing that that prime site has been sitting here... [Click to read more]

 
Edmonton housing agency triples density of affordable housing with no opposition - Wednesday, September 13, 2017

An Edmonton housing agency tripled the density of its affordable housing project without one resident turning up to oppose it at public hearing Monday. It’s a good sign for what city officials hope will become a template for new affordable housing across the city, eventually giving homes to the more than 5,000 families now on waiting lists. “We have dozens of other sites around the city with aging housing … where we could do this over and over again,” Mayor Don Iveson said of the... [Click to read more]

 
Struggle to find affordable housing an old story, but government action could write new chapter - Tuesday, September 12, 2017

An old adage says that the more things change the more they stay the same. The rental housing market in Winnipeg is a prime example of this idea, but that might change if current initiatives from Make Poverty History and the Right to Housing Coalition calling for renewed government involvement can help. The struggle to find affordable housing isn't new — in fact, you can see it's been happening for a very long time if you look back to Jane Austen's 1811 novel Sense and Sensibility, in which... [Click to read more]

 
Mayor of London steps up battle for affordable housing - Thursday, September 7, 2017

The Mayor of London has stepped up his battle for affordable housing in the capital, rejecting a developer's plan to lower the proportion of such homes being built. It comes as he prepares to reveal his blueprint for tackling the capital's housing crisis, having called for London's stamp duty receipts to be funneled into City Hall's coffers to boost housebuilding. Sadiq Khan rejected a plan to lower the proportion of affordable homes in the plans for... [Click to read more]

 
Increasing the minimum wage to $15 can only pay off: Olive - Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Even at my local Tim Hortons, which is operated by enlightened proprietors with superb people skills, about one-third of employees must work more than one job to make ends meet. From my conversations with the staff over the past decade, I’ve discovered that about half of the store’s approximately 40 employees are recent immigrants, seeking with their entry-level jobs to become financially self-sufficient. About half the workers are... [Click to read more]

 
Poor Ontario families getting poorer: new report - Tuesday, September 5, 2017

The poorest families in Ontario are earning less than they were in 2000, while during the same period richer families have watched their income grow, according to a new economic report. The analysis by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) describes an increasingly "polarized" Ontario labour market that is shifting away from stable manufacturing jobs to more precarious service sector work and rewarding higher-earning families while punishing... [Click to read more]

 
How I became homeless: three people's stories - Thursday, August 31, 2017

The number of families affected by homelessness is expected to more than double in the next two decades, with a further 200,000 households affected by 2041, according to a report. Those sleeping rough will soar by fourfold to more than 40,000 in the same period, according to research by Heriot-Watt University, commissioned by Crisis, the homelessness charity. We asked people to share their experiences of homelessness. [Click to read more]

 
Youth homelessness - Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Five years without a place to call home. “I’m just 18,” Justin Smith says from a park bench in Victoria Park where a large group of Peterborough’s marginalized gather daily and wait for a hot meal across the street at One Roof Community Diner. “There’s a lot of poverty around here,” Smith says looking around. “We are poor, and don’t have a lot of things which doesn’t help us at all.” Smith was kicked out... [Click to read more]

 
Almost 900 used homeless shelters in Sudbury last year - Tuesday, August 29, 2017

A total of 872 people stayed in emergency shelters in 2016, says a report headed to the community services committee next week. That compares to 866 people in 2008, the first year the annual Report Card on Homelessness was released. “This number increased to over 1,000 per year between 2009 and 2012,” the report says. “There were 1,121 people on the waiting list for rent geared to income housing in 2008, compared to 1,082 on the waiting list in 2016. “In 2008 the average market rent... [Click to read more]

 
Chatham-Kent considering affordable housing options - Thursday, August 24, 2017

The Municipality of Chatham-Kent is looking at ways to provide more affordable housing options to residents. But, community input is wanted before any final decisions are made. “It's definitely to try to address affordable housing,” Chatham-Kent's chief legal officer John Norton said. He said low-income residents have difficulty affording the rent on a house or an apartment. “Many people on disability pensions or perhaps on... [Click to read more]

 
London mayor targets developers over affordable housing obligations - Wednesday, August 23, 2017

London mayor Sadiq Khan is to crack down on developers reneging on their affordable housing obligations after an outcry over a successful move by the developers of Battersea Power Station to reduce their commitment. Mr Khan will ask London’s boroughs to consult with a central team of experts before approving such applications and will publish financial details of developments that fail to meet minimum affordable housing thresholds. The Labour mayor, elected in 2016, will also... [Click to read more]

 
Toronto activist Bonnie Briggs worked tirelessly against homelessness - Tuesday, August 22, 2017

The woman who first suggested Toronto needs a standing memorial for homeless people who die on its streets will be honoured at the memorial this Tuesday, Aug. 8. Bonnie Briggs, a housing activist and poet who was 64, died suddenly Friday at her Parkdale home. Formerly homeless herself, Briggs was loved by people fighting homelessness and poverty in the city, who saw her and her husband Kerry Briggs join years of... [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]

 
What Do We Mean By ‘Affordable Housing?’ - Tuesday, August 15, 2017

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]

 
Liberals to make housing a right in new homelessness strategy - Wednesday, September 20, 2017

The federal Liberals' are sending signals that they are ready to make a right to housing part of its national housing strategy. The declaration appears largely aspirational in nature at this point, as sources with knowledge of the government's thinking said there won't be any legislated specifics tied to the promise - unlike the detailed benchmarks on other parts of the plan to measure progress. Government officials have told housing and homeless advocates to... [Click to read more]

 
Annual rent increase may be cut: BC housing minister - Tuesday, September 19, 2017

BC housing minister Selina Robinson is considering the possibility of altering the province-wide formula that sets the maximum amount landlords can increase rent by annually, the minister told media this week. The current formula, part of the Residential Tenancy Act, allows landlords to increase rent by two per cent plus inflation. With current inflation rates, the maximum rent increase would be four per cent in 2018. If next year's rent hike goes into effect, the average rent for... [Click to read more]

 
Abandoned NYC hospital to be redeveloped as affordable housing - Thursday, September 14, 2017

Hoping to bolster its stock of affordable housing, New York City last week issued an RFEI (Request for Expressions of Interest) to redevelop the long-abandoned Greenpoint Hospital in Brooklyn into 500 supportive and affordable apartments. The 146,100-square-foot complex includes three buildings and open land that have been sitting empty since 1983. “It makes no sense in a community desperate for affordable housing that that prime site has been sitting here... [Click to read more]

 
Edmonton housing agency triples density of affordable housing with no opposition - Wednesday, September 13, 2017

An Edmonton housing agency tripled the density of its affordable housing project without one resident turning up to oppose it at public hearing Monday. It’s a good sign for what city officials hope will become a template for new affordable housing across the city, eventually giving homes to the more than 5,000 families now on waiting lists. “We have dozens of other sites around the city with aging housing … where we could do this over and over again,” Mayor Don Iveson said of the... [Click to read more]

 
Struggle to find affordable housing an old story, but government action could write new chapter - Tuesday, September 12, 2017

An old adage says that the more things change the more they stay the same. The rental housing market in Winnipeg is a prime example of this idea, but that might change if current initiatives from Make Poverty History and the Right to Housing Coalition calling for renewed government involvement can help. The struggle to find affordable housing isn't new — in fact, you can see it's been happening for a very long time if you look back to Jane Austen's 1811 novel Sense and Sensibility, in which... [Click to read more]

 
Mayor of London steps up battle for affordable housing - Thursday, September 7, 2017

The Mayor of London has stepped up his battle for affordable housing in the capital, rejecting a developer's plan to lower the proportion of such homes being built. It comes as he prepares to reveal his blueprint for tackling the capital's housing crisis, having called for London's stamp duty receipts to be funneled into City Hall's coffers to boost housebuilding. Sadiq Khan rejected a plan to lower the proportion of affordable homes in the plans for... [Click to read more]

 
Increasing the minimum wage to $15 can only pay off: Olive - Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Even at my local Tim Hortons, which is operated by enlightened proprietors with superb people skills, about one-third of employees must work more than one job to make ends meet. From my conversations with the staff over the past decade, I’ve discovered that about half of the store’s approximately 40 employees are recent immigrants, seeking with their entry-level jobs to become financially self-sufficient. About half the workers are... [Click to read more]

 
Poor Ontario families getting poorer: new report - Tuesday, September 5, 2017

The poorest families in Ontario are earning less than they were in 2000, while during the same period richer families have watched their income grow, according to a new economic report. The analysis by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) describes an increasingly "polarized" Ontario labour market that is shifting away from stable manufacturing jobs to more precarious service sector work and rewarding higher-earning families while punishing... [Click to read more]

 
How I became homeless: three people's stories - Thursday, August 31, 2017

The number of families affected by homelessness is expected to more than double in the next two decades, with a further 200,000 households affected by 2041, according to a report. Those sleeping rough will soar by fourfold to more than 40,000 in the same period, according to research by Heriot-Watt University, commissioned by Crisis, the homelessness charity. We asked people to share their experiences of homelessness. [Click to read more]

 
Youth homelessness - Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Five years without a place to call home. “I’m just 18,” Justin Smith says from a park bench in Victoria Park where a large group of Peterborough’s marginalized gather daily and wait for a hot meal across the street at One Roof Community Diner. “There’s a lot of poverty around here,” Smith says looking around. “We are poor, and don’t have a lot of things which doesn’t help us at all.” Smith was kicked out... [Click to read more]

 
Almost 900 used homeless shelters in Sudbury last year - Tuesday, August 29, 2017

A total of 872 people stayed in emergency shelters in 2016, says a report headed to the community services committee next week. That compares to 866 people in 2008, the first year the annual Report Card on Homelessness was released. “This number increased to over 1,000 per year between 2009 and 2012,” the report says. “There were 1,121 people on the waiting list for rent geared to income housing in 2008, compared to 1,082 on the waiting list in 2016. “In 2008 the average market rent... [Click to read more]

 
Chatham-Kent considering affordable housing options - Thursday, August 24, 2017

The Municipality of Chatham-Kent is looking at ways to provide more affordable housing options to residents. But, community input is wanted before any final decisions are made. “It's definitely to try to address affordable housing,” Chatham-Kent's chief legal officer John Norton said. He said low-income residents have difficulty affording the rent on a house or an apartment. “Many people on disability pensions or perhaps on... [Click to read more]

 
London mayor targets developers over affordable housing obligations - Wednesday, August 23, 2017

London mayor Sadiq Khan is to crack down on developers reneging on their affordable housing obligations after an outcry over a successful move by the developers of Battersea Power Station to reduce their commitment. Mr Khan will ask London’s boroughs to consult with a central team of experts before approving such applications and will publish financial details of developments that fail to meet minimum affordable housing thresholds. The Labour mayor, elected in 2016, will also... [Click to read more]

 
Toronto activist Bonnie Briggs worked tirelessly against homelessness - Tuesday, August 22, 2017

The woman who first suggested Toronto needs a standing memorial for homeless people who die on its streets will be honoured at the memorial this Tuesday, Aug. 8. Bonnie Briggs, a housing activist and poet who was 64, died suddenly Friday at her Parkdale home. Formerly homeless herself, Briggs was loved by people fighting homelessness and poverty in the city, who saw her and her husband Kerry Briggs join years of... [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]

 
What Do We Mean By ‘Affordable Housing?’ - Tuesday, August 15, 2017

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]