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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]

 
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]

 
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]

 
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]