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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]

 
Budget could be good for housing, mayor and councillor told in meeting with minister - Thursday, March 23, 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 housing, Jean-Yves Duclos. Duclos didn't divulge details of... [Click to read more]

 
Living In Poverty, Forgotten By Governments - Wednesday, March 22, 2017

In the 2016 Hunger Count report, Food Banks Canada called on the federal government to implement a poverty reduction strategy no later than the fall of 2017. Canadians who are struggling with food insecurity cannot wait years for the federal government to act. They need help now, today. The number of people accessing food banks has been sitting at record levels for an unprecedented span of time. More than... [Click to read more]

 
America's Affordable Housing Shortage, Mapped - Tuesday, March 21, 2017

If you are among the 11-plus million American households classified as extremely low income, finding a place to live is a tall order, anywhere in the country. No state or large metro has enough units available. But the odds of landing one vary drastically—it’s much higher in Boston, for example, than in Las Vegas. That’s according to a new report by the National Low Income Housing Coalition, which calculates the deficit in housing that families earning at or below... [Click to read more]

 
Vancouver mayor emphasizes new approach to create affordable housing - Thursday, March 16, 2017

The mayor of this wildly expensive city says he is setting his team on a path to create affordable housing by going into single-family neighbourhoods, developing city land and maximizing every site available around transit and arterial roads. Mayor Gregor Robertson, in an unusually activist speech Wednesday to a group of planners, architects and developers, said the city’s high-end, empty neighbourhoods are... [Click to read more]

 
This Is The Harsh Reality Of Youth Homelessness - Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Those of us who have spent even one freezing night desperately seeking shelter on the streets of York Region -- and not finding it -- will never think quite the same way about our community again. For three years I've joined fellow first responders, politicians and community leaders in stepping into the shoes of our community's homeless youth trying to understand the so called "couch surfing" experience. Let me tell you, it has been... [Click to read more]

 
Ottawa ministry to provide affordable housing for women - Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Cornerstone Housing for Women—a community ministry of the diocese of Ottawa—has launched a $6.8 million project to convert the former “Mother House” of a Roman Catholic religious community into a home for 42 women needing safe, affordable housing. It’s a wonderful, wonderful project,” said Sue Garvey, Cornerstone’s executive director, in... [Click to read more]

 
Maple Ridge mayor says provincial money spent on homelessness ineffective - Thursday, March 9, 2017

Metro Vancouver's homelessness task force is demanding the provincial government step up to deal with what it calls a "crisis" level of homelessness in the region. The task force released its new action plan yesterday on the issue. It estimated at least 4,000 people experience homelessness in the region and there are 70 homeless camps throughout... [Click to read more]

 
Housing benefit cuts 'put young people at risk of homelessness' - Wednesday, March 8, 2017

UK - The government’s move to exclude young people from receiving housing benefit could bar most of them from the private rental market, a landlords’ association has warned, as charities said the decision could leave thousands at risk of homelessness. Amid widespread anger among charities at the decision to strip housing benefit entitlement from single people aged 18 to 21, the... [Click to read more]

 
Affordable housing could dwindle for Sudbury's Indigenous population - Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Over the next five years there could be less affordable housing available for Indigenous residents, not just in Sudbury, but across the country. The Native People of Sudbury Development Corporation owns and operated 95 housing units in Sudbury and 11 in Espanola. There are operational agreements in place for subsidized rent funded by the federal government. By 2020 and beyond the mortgages on all their units will start to... [Click to read more]

 
City seeking more affordable housing money from federal government - Thursday, March 2, 2017

The City of Ottawa is asking the federal government to provide more funding to help manage homelessness. On Thursday the Community and Protective Services Committee directed staff to write a letter that would ask Minister Jean-Yves Duclos, of the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, to support Ottawa’s homelessness strategy with more funding. “This is the year of housing initiatives and we have a federal government that appears to recognize... [Click to read more]

 
Energy efficient housing unveiled in Yarmouth - Wednesday, March 1, 2017

A $1.6 million residential redevelopment project in Hebron, Yarmouth County will be providing energy efficient, affordable housing to tenants starting this month. A cost-shared project funded by the provincial and federal governments through the Investment in Affordable Housing program, Hebron Heights was officially opened on Jan. 17 by Municipal Affairs Minister Zach Churchill and West Nova MP Colin Fraser on behalf of the ministers responsible for... [Click to read more]

 
Orillia on target for affordable housing - Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Orillia is well on its way to achieving its affordable housing goal, with 42 units already built as part of its 2024 target, according to a county official. The city’s target under Simcoe County’s 10-Year Affordable Housing and Homelessness Prevention strategy is 164 units, said Arfona Zwiers, the county’s director of social housing. The number across the county is 420 of the 2,685 total, she added. The reason Orillia has been able to do so well, said Zwiers, is because it’s in an urban setting with more options available to... [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]

 
Budget could be good for housing, mayor and councillor told in meeting with minister - Thursday, March 23, 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 housing, Jean-Yves Duclos. Duclos didn't divulge details of... [Click to read more]

 
Living In Poverty, Forgotten By Governments - Wednesday, March 22, 2017

In the 2016 Hunger Count report, Food Banks Canada called on the federal government to implement a poverty reduction strategy no later than the fall of 2017. Canadians who are struggling with food insecurity cannot wait years for the federal government to act. They need help now, today. The number of people accessing food banks has been sitting at record levels for an unprecedented span of time. More than... [Click to read more]

 
America's Affordable Housing Shortage, Mapped - Tuesday, March 21, 2017

If you are among the 11-plus million American households classified as extremely low income, finding a place to live is a tall order, anywhere in the country. No state or large metro has enough units available. But the odds of landing one vary drastically—it’s much higher in Boston, for example, than in Las Vegas. That’s according to a new report by the National Low Income Housing Coalition, which calculates the deficit in housing that families earning at or below... [Click to read more]

 
Vancouver mayor emphasizes new approach to create affordable housing - Thursday, March 16, 2017

The mayor of this wildly expensive city says he is setting his team on a path to create affordable housing by going into single-family neighbourhoods, developing city land and maximizing every site available around transit and arterial roads. Mayor Gregor Robertson, in an unusually activist speech Wednesday to a group of planners, architects and developers, said the city’s high-end, empty neighbourhoods are... [Click to read more]

 
This Is The Harsh Reality Of Youth Homelessness - Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Those of us who have spent even one freezing night desperately seeking shelter on the streets of York Region -- and not finding it -- will never think quite the same way about our community again. For three years I've joined fellow first responders, politicians and community leaders in stepping into the shoes of our community's homeless youth trying to understand the so called "couch surfing" experience. Let me tell you, it has been... [Click to read more]

 
Ottawa ministry to provide affordable housing for women - Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Cornerstone Housing for Women—a community ministry of the diocese of Ottawa—has launched a $6.8 million project to convert the former “Mother House” of a Roman Catholic religious community into a home for 42 women needing safe, affordable housing. It’s a wonderful, wonderful project,” said Sue Garvey, Cornerstone’s executive director, in... [Click to read more]

 
Maple Ridge mayor says provincial money spent on homelessness ineffective - Thursday, March 9, 2017

Metro Vancouver's homelessness task force is demanding the provincial government step up to deal with what it calls a "crisis" level of homelessness in the region. The task force released its new action plan yesterday on the issue. It estimated at least 4,000 people experience homelessness in the region and there are 70 homeless camps throughout... [Click to read more]

 
Housing benefit cuts 'put young people at risk of homelessness' - Wednesday, March 8, 2017

UK - The government’s move to exclude young people from receiving housing benefit could bar most of them from the private rental market, a landlords’ association has warned, as charities said the decision could leave thousands at risk of homelessness. Amid widespread anger among charities at the decision to strip housing benefit entitlement from single people aged 18 to 21, the... [Click to read more]

 
Affordable housing could dwindle for Sudbury's Indigenous population - Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Over the next five years there could be less affordable housing available for Indigenous residents, not just in Sudbury, but across the country. The Native People of Sudbury Development Corporation owns and operated 95 housing units in Sudbury and 11 in Espanola. There are operational agreements in place for subsidized rent funded by the federal government. By 2020 and beyond the mortgages on all their units will start to... [Click to read more]

 
City seeking more affordable housing money from federal government - Thursday, March 2, 2017

The City of Ottawa is asking the federal government to provide more funding to help manage homelessness. On Thursday the Community and Protective Services Committee directed staff to write a letter that would ask Minister Jean-Yves Duclos, of the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, to support Ottawa’s homelessness strategy with more funding. “This is the year of housing initiatives and we have a federal government that appears to recognize... [Click to read more]

 
Energy efficient housing unveiled in Yarmouth - Wednesday, March 1, 2017

A $1.6 million residential redevelopment project in Hebron, Yarmouth County will be providing energy efficient, affordable housing to tenants starting this month. A cost-shared project funded by the provincial and federal governments through the Investment in Affordable Housing program, Hebron Heights was officially opened on Jan. 17 by Municipal Affairs Minister Zach Churchill and West Nova MP Colin Fraser on behalf of the ministers responsible for... [Click to read more]

 
Orillia on target for affordable housing - Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Orillia is well on its way to achieving its affordable housing goal, with 42 units already built as part of its 2024 target, according to a county official. The city’s target under Simcoe County’s 10-Year Affordable Housing and Homelessness Prevention strategy is 164 units, said Arfona Zwiers, the county’s director of social housing. The number across the county is 420 of the 2,685 total, she added. The reason Orillia has been able to do so well, said Zwiers, is because it’s in an urban setting with more options available to... [Click to read more]