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Ontario Reaches New Agreement to Provide More Indigenous Housing Off-Reserve

December 13, 2019 Sault Ste. Marie — Ontario is investing in a new program to expand off-reserve housing to urban centres. This will give Indigenous people living in both large and small communities across the province better access to affordable housing and supports.The new Rural and Urban Indigenous Housing program will invest $8 million annually […]

by ahnationtalk on December 13, 20197 Views

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OAHS: Statement on National Urban Indigenous Housing Strategy

December 11, 2019 This statement is the result of a strategic meeting between leaders from Indigenous communities across Canada, urban Indigenous housing and homelessness service providers, and the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to adequate housing, Leilani Farha (the Rapporteur). … As the newly formed federal government opens parliament, on International Human Rights […]

by ahnationtalk on December 12, 201910 Views

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Study: Housing, income and residential dissimilarity among Indigenous people in Canadian cities

Released: 2019-12-10 The most recent census counted 1.67 million Indigenous people in Canada in 2016, or 4.9% of the total population. About half (44%) of the Indigenous population—representing 731,480 First Nations people, Métis and Inuit—lived in one of 49 urban areas large enough to be divided into neighbourhoods (or census tracts). A new study, “Results from the 2016 Census: Housing, income and residential dissimilarity among Indigenous […]

by ahnationtalk on December 10, 20194 Views

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Ontario Priorities Housing Initiative (OPHI) Homeownership Program – Apply Now!

Ontario Priorities Housing Initiative (OPHI) Homeownership Program component aims to assist low to moderate income off-reserve Indigenous renter households to purchase affordable homes by providing down payment and closing cost assistance in the form of a forgivable loan. Funding is provided as a down payment and closing cost assistance loan for eligible purchasers. Assistance is forgiven in […]

by ahnationtalk on December 10, 20197 Views

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CHRA Board of Directors Approves New 4 Year Strategic Plan

December 5, 2019 On November 13, the CHRA Board of Directors approved a new 4-year Strategic Plan (PDF) to guide the organization between 2020 and 2024. The Plan was developed with the input of members, the CHRA Board of Directors, and staff. It contains five Key Result Areas – Advocacy, Policy and Research, Member Services, Strategic Partnerships, […]

by ahnationtalk on December 6, 20198 Views

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Aboriginal Housing purchases Gore Bay’s Woods Lane Apartments – Manitoulin Expositor

December 4, 2019 ESPANOLA – The Sudbury Manitoulin District Services Board (DSB) gave the green light to the sale of the Woods Lane Apartments building in Gore Bay, along with an adjacent vacant lot, to Ontario Aboriginal Housing Services for one dollar apiece, during its November 28 board meeting in Espanola. “Basically, this organization has […]

by ahnationtalk on December 5, 20199 Views

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Supporting Access to Rental Housing: CMHC Results for Third Quarter 2019

The number of rental housing units insured by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) rose by 35% during the third financial quarter of 2019 compared to the same period in 2018. The results are part of CMHC’s quarterly financial report released today, which demonstrates contributions to the stability of housing markets and Canada’s financial system, […]

by ahnationtalk on December 2, 20195 Views

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Better Access to Home Financing for First Nations

Every First Nation family should have the opportunity to have a home within a strong community. Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), in partnership with the Lands Advisory Board (LAB), is pleased to announce two policy enhancements that will create easier access to home financing on First Nation or Indigenous Settlement land. CMHC will provide […]

by ahnationtalk on November 27, 201913 Views

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Innovative partnership brings six new homes to Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation

From: Indigenous Services Canada November 23, 2019 — Ottawa, Ontario, Unceded Traditional Algonquin Territory — Indigenous Services Canada Today, the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services, congratulated Chief Gregory Nadjiwon and the community of Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation as they celebrated the completion of six new homes. The community hosted a ceremony […]

by ahnationtalk on November 25, 20199 Views

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Key ceremony for latest Habitat build at Cape Croker – 92.3 The Dock

The Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation, in partnership with Habitat for Humanity Grey Bruce, together are holding a Key Ceremony on Neyaashiinigmiing Aboriginal Reserve No.27 (formerly Cape Croker) on Saturday November 23rd at 11:00 a.m. to celebrate six new single dwelling houses for Chippewas of Nawash First Nation member families. The ceremony will be […]

by ahnationtalk on November 22, 201914 Views

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