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

   

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Fax: 613-241-1526
info@action-logement.ca

 

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Child poverty up in Canada since 1989, new research finds - Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Nearly one in five, or 17.4 per cent, of children in Canada were living in poverty in 2015, according to the latest annual report by Campaign 2000, an anti-poverty coalition. That share is down from levels seen in 2000 (22.3 per cent) but up compared to 1989, when less than 16 per cent of children were living in families below the low-income line. But the ratio remains... [Click to read more]

 
Rentals a key focus of Vancouver's new housing strategy - Tuesday, December 12, 2017

While the buying, selling, and owning of Vancouver real estate has traditionally received greater attention, much of the city’s new 10-year housing strategy focuses on renting. Tenant protection measures in the new strategy, which council adopted Wednesday, were welcomed by housing advocates who say while renters make up slightly more than half of Vancouver households, they had previously been marginalized in conversations about the city’s housing crisis. “This strategy offers... [Click to read more]

 
Province to rebate development charges for rental housing - Thursday, December 7, 2017

The provincial government has announced it will rebate up to $125 million in development charges over five years for purpose-built rental housing. The aim is to encourage more construction and bring more fairness to the rental market. The rebate will be targeted at municipalities with low vacancy rates or high percentages of tenants where affordable rentals are hard to find. The province says... [Click to read more]

 
6 ideas to create more affordable housing in Hamilton - Wednesday, December 6, 2017

The share of Hamilton households in "core housing" need rose to 13 per cent in 2016 from 11 per cent in 2011. That number, released as part of the 2016 Census, means 36,810 households in Hamilton live in housing that costs more than 30 per cent of their income, doesn't have enough bedrooms for the number of people in the household and/or requires major repairs. That core housing need and affordability concerns were the focus of a National Housing Day event in... [Click to read more]

 
Ultra-low rental vacancy rates highlight 'desperate' struggle to find affordable housing - Tuesday, December 5, 2017

People paying a mortgage in Canada's major cities aren't the only ones feeling the heat from hot housing markets: many renters are struggling as well. Data released yesterday by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation shows the national average cost of rent is up and the national vacancy rate has plummeted. That's forcing some renters in cities with ultra-low vacancy rates to consider whether the payoffs of living in a big city are worth the cost, both financially and... [Click to read more]

 
Toronto child poverty divided along racial lines - Thursday, November 23, 2017

Child poverty rate in Toronto is twice as high in racialized families according to a new study based on the 2016 census. Toronto remains the child poverty capital of Canada with more than one in four kids living in low-income families, says a new report based on the 2016 census. But even more troubling is the racial divide among the region’s poor children, according to the report being released Wednesday by a coalition of social agencies serving vulnerable families. Children from racialized families — or families of people of colour — are more than... [Click to read more]

 
Ageing homeless population set to soar as property prices bite - Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Not long ago, Henry Wilson, 73, could count his worldly possessions on both hands. He was sleeping rough at Sydney’s Central Station. With him, he had just a sleeping bag, shoes, joggers, socks, pants and a jacket. Wilson didn’t drink. He didn’t gamble. He was simply forced to leave a toxic living environment, and was rendered homeless by Sydney’s stratospheric property prices. Wilson spent... [Click to read more]

 
Editor's View: Community solution needed for homelessness - Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Flin Flon’s low-income and homeless population could be the community’s future. Last week, several local landlords gathered over coffee around a table at the Friendship Centre to discuss the challenges they face. The challenges, it seems, often relate to transient and low-income tenants, resulting in rent often being overdue, and properties being left damaged. Some of these tenants simply never learned what it means to be a ‘good tenant’. Some of them have a reputation that precedes them. Challenging or not, many of these tenants are... [Click to read more]

 
Putting a face on affordable housing - Thursday, November 16, 2017

For the past six months, Alyssa Thiessen has raised her daughter Adalyn in safety and stability thanks to the help of the St. Albert Housing Society. Thiessen and her one-and-a-half-year-old daughter live in one of St. Albert’s 500 crime-free multi-housing units. On Tuesday, Thiessen shared her story with a group of 250 business people and housing advocates at the housing society’s eighth annual Homestyle Breakfast fundraiser. Thiessen was born and raised in St. Albert. As a young adult, she set out... [Click to read more]

 
Central Saanich wants to grow its $37,000 affordable housing fund - Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Creating affordable housing continues to be a challenge in Central Saanich, particularly when it comes to funding. Central Saanich has approximately $37,000 in an affordable housing fund, according to Chief Financial Officer Paul Murray. In an email, Murray wrote that the $37,000 had “accumulated over the last two or three years and [it is] not assessed by Council to make a... [Click to read more]

 
Bala Legion planning affordable housing project for seniors - Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Officials at the Bala Royal Canadian Legion Branch are taking on a big project that could address affordable housing for seniors. Legion members what to build at large scale senior care complex that would be attached to the legion building. “The idea came from our older veterans as well as their families who wanted to stay in the community and they didn’t have... [Click to read more]

 
From street to scholar: Jesse Thistle creates new definition of Indigenous homelessness - Thursday, November 9, 2017

In Winnipeg to give a keynote address at the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness conference, Jesse Thistle was a long way from his former life. Thistle, once a high school dropout and addict, lived on and off the streets for 10 years. "I'd get a place, lose it. I'd end up at a shelter, stay in a shelter for a week or two then get another place, use, cash my cheque and end up back on the street," he said. "That cycle continued for a while." His turning point came in 2006 when... [Click to read more]

 
'We're pushing them away': Why affordable housing is needed along LRT line - Wednesday, November 8, 2017

The Region of Waterloo needs to do something now to ensure there is affordable housing along the LRT route, poverty advocates say. As more and more underutilized and vacant spaces along the light rail transit lines are earmarked for development, local policy makers need to make sure the region's poorest residents aren't forced to live further away from the cores of the cities and the... [Click to read more]

 
My brother was homeless for 25 years. He just got an apartment. Now what? - Tuesday, November 7, 2017

A few days after Christmas, my older brother moved into a new apartment in downtown Corvallis, a bucolic college town in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. Even after living there for half a year, Andrew was a little reluctant to have me visit. He was falling behind in a role-playing computer game he commits to for months at a time, he said. He didn’t think... [Click to read more]

 
At least 70 homeless people have died in Toronto in the first 9 months of the year - Thursday, November 2, 2017

At least 70 homeless people have died in Toronto in the first nine months of this year, the city's medical officer of health said Monday. Dr. Eileen de Villa told a Toronto Board of Health meeting that 57 of those who died were men, while 13 were women. The median of age of those who died is 48 years old. She said more than 200 health and social service agencies reported the data through a new data collection... [Click to read more]

 
Affordable housing units ready at Dockside Green - Wednesday, November 1, 2017

A building that heralds a new chapter in the life of Dockside Green has been completed. The 49-unit affordable-housing project at 370 Harbour Ave. is called Madrona. Construction started in the summer of 2016 and was completed this week, bringing below-market rental housing to the Vic West neighbourhood. Families are expected to move into the units in November. “[This] is a major milestone for Catalyst. Madrona is our first... [Click to read more]

 
Thorold seniors ask: where is affordable housing for us? - Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Gerri McManamy no doubt echoed the feelings of many of the seniors gathered at the Thorold Seniors Centre on Oct. 25 to take in a session on ways to help older people remain independent as long as possible. McManamy wondered where all the seniors who have spent their lives building their community will go because of a chronic shortage of affordable seniors housing. “We contributed our lives to... [Click to read more]

 
Number of homeless elderly people surges by 100 per cent in seven years - Thursday, October 26, 2017

The number of elderly people becoming homeless in England has surged by 100 per cent in seven years, figures show. People over the age of 60 are now twice as likely to register with local councils as homeless than they were seven years ago, with the figure having risen from 1,210 in 2009 to 2,420 last year. While overall homelessness has increased in the same period, rising by 42 per cent from 41,790 to 59,260, government data shows the figure for... [Click to read more]

 
People With Disabilities in Poverty Trap, Says Report - Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Canada is continuing to leave people with disabilities in poverty, says a report released Thursday by Citizens for Public Justice (CPJ). The faith-based organization’s annual report on poverty trends shows people with disabilities are more likely to be living in poverty than other Canadians. More working adults are joining the ranks of the impoverished, the report found. Brad Wassink, communications coordinator for CPJ, said part of the problem is that... [Click to read more]

 
Construction of affordable housing unit for seniors underway - Tuesday, October 24, 2017

You may notice an unfamiliar sight as you walk past Evangel Church on Elizabeth Drive. The remains of what was once the church hall is now a mound of rubble. For 30 years the church hall was filled with many happy memories such as wedding receptions, kid’s activities, and social gatherings. The hall has been removed to make way for a 10-unit affordable seniors housing development. According to Evangel Church Board secretary Robert Paddock, the facility will be... [Click to read more]

 
'Homelessness is not a disease': living library offers stories from the streets - Thursday, October 19, 2017

Mike Kennedy has no fixed address. The 60-year-old from Fredericton, who has multiple sclerosis, spends many of his nights on a stranger's couch. Kennedy sat down inside the Fredericton Public Library to share his story as part of a living library on homelessness this week. A living library takes the stories of everyday people and allows them to be "checked out" by another person, much like a book. The borrower is then directed to the person with... [Click to read more]

 
Census: Median income in four of five Indigenous communities below poverty line - Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Four out of every five Aboriginal reserves have median incomes that fall below the poverty line, according to income data from the 2016 census that provides insight into the depth of poverty facing Indigenous Peoples in Canada. A Canadian Press review of census figures for areas identified as Indigenous communities found about 81 per cent of reserves had median incomes below... [Click to read more]

 
Premier announces up to $6.9M for affordable housing - Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Affordable housing units in Niagara will be seeing some green upgrades thanks to a provincial funding announcement made Thursday afternoon in Beamsville. Coincidentally standing on land that was recently proposed as a new mixed-use residential development, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne announced the Niagara region would be receiving up to $6.9 million over the next five years to fund upgrades at social housing apartments... [Click to read more]

 
Child poverty up in Canada since 1989, new research finds - Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Nearly one in five, or 17.4 per cent, of children in Canada were living in poverty in 2015, according to the latest annual report by Campaign 2000, an anti-poverty coalition. That share is down from levels seen in 2000 (22.3 per cent) but up compared to 1989, when less than 16 per cent of children were living in families below the low-income line. But the ratio remains... [Click to read more]

 
Rentals a key focus of Vancouver's new housing strategy - Tuesday, December 12, 2017

While the buying, selling, and owning of Vancouver real estate has traditionally received greater attention, much of the city’s new 10-year housing strategy focuses on renting. Tenant protection measures in the new strategy, which council adopted Wednesday, were welcomed by housing advocates who say while renters make up slightly more than half of Vancouver households, they had previously been marginalized in conversations about the city’s housing crisis. “This strategy offers... [Click to read more]

 
Province to rebate development charges for rental housing - Thursday, December 7, 2017

The provincial government has announced it will rebate up to $125 million in development charges over five years for purpose-built rental housing. The aim is to encourage more construction and bring more fairness to the rental market. The rebate will be targeted at municipalities with low vacancy rates or high percentages of tenants where affordable rentals are hard to find. The province says... [Click to read more]

 
6 ideas to create more affordable housing in Hamilton - Wednesday, December 6, 2017

The share of Hamilton households in "core housing" need rose to 13 per cent in 2016 from 11 per cent in 2011. That number, released as part of the 2016 Census, means 36,810 households in Hamilton live in housing that costs more than 30 per cent of their income, doesn't have enough bedrooms for the number of people in the household and/or requires major repairs. That core housing need and affordability concerns were the focus of a National Housing Day event in... [Click to read more]

 
Ultra-low rental vacancy rates highlight 'desperate' struggle to find affordable housing - Tuesday, December 5, 2017

People paying a mortgage in Canada's major cities aren't the only ones feeling the heat from hot housing markets: many renters are struggling as well. Data released yesterday by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation shows the national average cost of rent is up and the national vacancy rate has plummeted. That's forcing some renters in cities with ultra-low vacancy rates to consider whether the payoffs of living in a big city are worth the cost, both financially and... [Click to read more]

 
Toronto child poverty divided along racial lines - Thursday, November 23, 2017

Child poverty rate in Toronto is twice as high in racialized families according to a new study based on the 2016 census. Toronto remains the child poverty capital of Canada with more than one in four kids living in low-income families, says a new report based on the 2016 census. But even more troubling is the racial divide among the region’s poor children, according to the report being released Wednesday by a coalition of social agencies serving vulnerable families. Children from racialized families — or families of people of colour — are more than... [Click to read more]

 
Ageing homeless population set to soar as property prices bite - Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Not long ago, Henry Wilson, 73, could count his worldly possessions on both hands. He was sleeping rough at Sydney’s Central Station. With him, he had just a sleeping bag, shoes, joggers, socks, pants and a jacket. Wilson didn’t drink. He didn’t gamble. He was simply forced to leave a toxic living environment, and was rendered homeless by Sydney’s stratospheric property prices. Wilson spent... [Click to read more]

 
Editor's View: Community solution needed for homelessness - Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Flin Flon’s low-income and homeless population could be the community’s future. Last week, several local landlords gathered over coffee around a table at the Friendship Centre to discuss the challenges they face. The challenges, it seems, often relate to transient and low-income tenants, resulting in rent often being overdue, and properties being left damaged. Some of these tenants simply never learned what it means to be a ‘good tenant’. Some of them have a reputation that precedes them. Challenging or not, many of these tenants are... [Click to read more]

 
Putting a face on affordable housing - Thursday, November 16, 2017

For the past six months, Alyssa Thiessen has raised her daughter Adalyn in safety and stability thanks to the help of the St. Albert Housing Society. Thiessen and her one-and-a-half-year-old daughter live in one of St. Albert’s 500 crime-free multi-housing units. On Tuesday, Thiessen shared her story with a group of 250 business people and housing advocates at the housing society’s eighth annual Homestyle Breakfast fundraiser. Thiessen was born and raised in St. Albert. As a young adult, she set out... [Click to read more]

 
Central Saanich wants to grow its $37,000 affordable housing fund - Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Creating affordable housing continues to be a challenge in Central Saanich, particularly when it comes to funding. Central Saanich has approximately $37,000 in an affordable housing fund, according to Chief Financial Officer Paul Murray. In an email, Murray wrote that the $37,000 had “accumulated over the last two or three years and [it is] not assessed by Council to make a... [Click to read more]

 
Bala Legion planning affordable housing project for seniors - Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Officials at the Bala Royal Canadian Legion Branch are taking on a big project that could address affordable housing for seniors. Legion members what to build at large scale senior care complex that would be attached to the legion building. “The idea came from our older veterans as well as their families who wanted to stay in the community and they didn’t have... [Click to read more]

 
From street to scholar: Jesse Thistle creates new definition of Indigenous homelessness - Thursday, November 9, 2017

In Winnipeg to give a keynote address at the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness conference, Jesse Thistle was a long way from his former life. Thistle, once a high school dropout and addict, lived on and off the streets for 10 years. "I'd get a place, lose it. I'd end up at a shelter, stay in a shelter for a week or two then get another place, use, cash my cheque and end up back on the street," he said. "That cycle continued for a while." His turning point came in 2006 when... [Click to read more]

 
'We're pushing them away': Why affordable housing is needed along LRT line - Wednesday, November 8, 2017

The Region of Waterloo needs to do something now to ensure there is affordable housing along the LRT route, poverty advocates say. As more and more underutilized and vacant spaces along the light rail transit lines are earmarked for development, local policy makers need to make sure the region's poorest residents aren't forced to live further away from the cores of the cities and the... [Click to read more]

 
My brother was homeless for 25 years. He just got an apartment. Now what? - Tuesday, November 7, 2017

A few days after Christmas, my older brother moved into a new apartment in downtown Corvallis, a bucolic college town in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. Even after living there for half a year, Andrew was a little reluctant to have me visit. He was falling behind in a role-playing computer game he commits to for months at a time, he said. He didn’t think... [Click to read more]

 
At least 70 homeless people have died in Toronto in the first 9 months of the year - Thursday, November 2, 2017

At least 70 homeless people have died in Toronto in the first nine months of this year, the city's medical officer of health said Monday. Dr. Eileen de Villa told a Toronto Board of Health meeting that 57 of those who died were men, while 13 were women. The median of age of those who died is 48 years old. She said more than 200 health and social service agencies reported the data through a new data collection... [Click to read more]

 
Affordable housing units ready at Dockside Green - Wednesday, November 1, 2017

A building that heralds a new chapter in the life of Dockside Green has been completed. The 49-unit affordable-housing project at 370 Harbour Ave. is called Madrona. Construction started in the summer of 2016 and was completed this week, bringing below-market rental housing to the Vic West neighbourhood. Families are expected to move into the units in November. “[This] is a major milestone for Catalyst. Madrona is our first... [Click to read more]

 
Thorold seniors ask: where is affordable housing for us? - Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Gerri McManamy no doubt echoed the feelings of many of the seniors gathered at the Thorold Seniors Centre on Oct. 25 to take in a session on ways to help older people remain independent as long as possible. McManamy wondered where all the seniors who have spent their lives building their community will go because of a chronic shortage of affordable seniors housing. “We contributed our lives to... [Click to read more]

 
Number of homeless elderly people surges by 100 per cent in seven years - Thursday, October 26, 2017

The number of elderly people becoming homeless in England has surged by 100 per cent in seven years, figures show. People over the age of 60 are now twice as likely to register with local councils as homeless than they were seven years ago, with the figure having risen from 1,210 in 2009 to 2,420 last year. While overall homelessness has increased in the same period, rising by 42 per cent from 41,790 to 59,260, government data shows the figure for... [Click to read more]

 
People With Disabilities in Poverty Trap, Says Report - Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Canada is continuing to leave people with disabilities in poverty, says a report released Thursday by Citizens for Public Justice (CPJ). The faith-based organization’s annual report on poverty trends shows people with disabilities are more likely to be living in poverty than other Canadians. More working adults are joining the ranks of the impoverished, the report found. Brad Wassink, communications coordinator for CPJ, said part of the problem is that... [Click to read more]

 
Construction of affordable housing unit for seniors underway - Tuesday, October 24, 2017

You may notice an unfamiliar sight as you walk past Evangel Church on Elizabeth Drive. The remains of what was once the church hall is now a mound of rubble. For 30 years the church hall was filled with many happy memories such as wedding receptions, kid’s activities, and social gatherings. The hall has been removed to make way for a 10-unit affordable seniors housing development. According to Evangel Church Board secretary Robert Paddock, the facility will be... [Click to read more]

 
'Homelessness is not a disease': living library offers stories from the streets - Thursday, October 19, 2017

Mike Kennedy has no fixed address. The 60-year-old from Fredericton, who has multiple sclerosis, spends many of his nights on a stranger's couch. Kennedy sat down inside the Fredericton Public Library to share his story as part of a living library on homelessness this week. A living library takes the stories of everyday people and allows them to be "checked out" by another person, much like a book. The borrower is then directed to the person with... [Click to read more]

 
Census: Median income in four of five Indigenous communities below poverty line - Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Four out of every five Aboriginal reserves have median incomes that fall below the poverty line, according to income data from the 2016 census that provides insight into the depth of poverty facing Indigenous Peoples in Canada. A Canadian Press review of census figures for areas identified as Indigenous communities found about 81 per cent of reserves had median incomes below... [Click to read more]

 
Premier announces up to $6.9M for affordable housing - Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Affordable housing units in Niagara will be seeing some green upgrades thanks to a provincial funding announcement made Thursday afternoon in Beamsville. Coincidentally standing on land that was recently proposed as a new mixed-use residential development, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne announced the Niagara region would be receiving up to $6.9 million over the next five years to fund upgrades at social housing apartments... [Click to read more]