CHRISTOPHER REYNOLDS OTTAWA THE CANADIAN PRESS PUBLISHED AUGUST 10, 2021 The federal government has spent less than half of the funding earmarked for a pair of flagship housing programs as the need for affordable homes grows along with a yawning “affordability gap,” says Canada’s budget watchdog. Read more here.
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LEILANI FARHA AND JULIETA PERUCCA CONTRIBUTED TO THE GLOBE AND MAIL June 16 Core Development Group Ltd. announced this week that it intends to spend $1-billion over the next five years to purchase thousands of single-family homes across Ontario, Quebec, Atlantic Canada and British Columbia and offer them as rentals. The Toronto-based company says it […]
At its Annual Meeting on June 13, 2021, the Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada adopted two resolutions addressing national housing policy. The first called on the federal government to Develop a new non-market housing construction and acquisition program as part of the National Housing Strategy (NHS) in order to develop many new affordable co-op homes. […]
A partnership between the Pollard family and all three levels of government will give people experiencing homelessness an affordable housing solution in Winnipeg’s Centennial area. The Home First Winnipeg project will be a three-storey building at 390 Ross Ave. with 47 micro apartments (measuring 220 square feet each) for people experiencing homelessness, struggling with addictions and/or mental health issues or […]
Read Kirsten Bernas’s article regarding a recent partnership with a homeless encampment, the Beer Can and the West Central Women’s Resource Centre and the importance of “a comprehensive response with sustainable government investments and the political will to do things differently”.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has promised municipal leaders federal backing and resources toward efforts to address the high cost of housing that he says is creating a crisis for young and middle-class families. Read more here.
CANPHA Calls on Prime Minister to Announce an Urban, Rural, and Northern Indigenous Housing Strategy
In May the Canadian Alliance of Non-Profit Housing Associations (CANPHA) wrote a letter to the Prime Minister expressing their disappointment at the lack of an urban, rural and northern Indigenous housing in the 2021 Federal Budget. The letter references the efforts of the CHRA Indigenous Caucus in calling for a For Indigenous, By Indigenous housing […]
By: Dylan Robertson Winnipeg Free Press, April 21, 2021 OTTAWA — Housing advocates are giving a thumbs-down to the Trudeau government’s massive budget, saying the proposed funding will have limited effect on homelessness in cities such as Winnipeg. “It’s not going to end or reduce homelessness; it’s not keeping up with demand,” Christina Maes Nino, head […]
The Right to Coalition has sent a letter to The Honourable Ahmed Husssen, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development for the Government of Canada outlining the Coalition’s concerns re federal support for the proposed Starlight Investments redevelopment project. The Coalition is asking all levels of government to re-think support for this project in light […]