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CMHC: Housing need stable in Canada, 1.7 million Canadian households affected

OTTAWA, November 15, 2017 — Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation and Statistics Canada, are releasing the core housing need figures from the 2016 Census. In 2016, the rate of core housing need in Canada stood at 12.7%, representing 1.7M households. This new data indicates the proportion of Canadian households in housing need has remained stable since 2006. “While […]

by pmnationtalk on November 15, 2017130 Views

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Government of Canada partners with Lac Seul First Nation to improve housing in the community

November 10, 2017 Ottawa, Ontario Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada All Canadians should have the security of a safe and healthy home. The Government of Canada is committed to working in genuine partnership with First Nations to improve the condition of housing in their communities, reduce overcrowding, and better safeguard the health and safety of residents. Today, […]

by pmnationtalk on November 10, 2017135 Views

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Media Advisory: MP Bob Nault to participate in Housing Complex Grand Opening in Lac Seul First Nation

Ottawa – On behalf of the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Indigenous Services, The Honourable Bob Nault, Member of Parliament for Kenora, will participate in an event to applaud the grand opening of new Tri-plex Housing complex in Lac Seul First Nation. Date:  November 10, 2017 Time: 10:00 a.m. (CST) Where:    Frenchman’s Head Lac Seul First Nation Lac […]

by pmnationtalk on November 9, 2017114 Views

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FCM: New census data confirms need for affordable housing solutions

Federation of Canadian Municipalities President Jenny Gerbasi issued this statement following today’s Statistics Canada data release. “Today’s 2016 Census data reveals much about Canada’s housing affordability crisis and how the federal government’s upcoming National Housing Strategy needs to tackle it. With 3.3 million households spending at least 30 per cent of their income on shelter—and […]

by pmnationtalk on October 26, 201778 Views

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Government of Canada supports innovative project to address homeless youth

October 13, 2017                       Ottawa, Ontario           Employment and Social Development Canada Far too many young people face homelessness in Canada, including over 25,000 youth who used shelters in 2014. This is why the Government of Canada is supporting the development of new and innovative approaches to reducing youth homelessness through the Homelessness Partnering Strategy’s (HPS) Innovative Solutions to […]

by pmnationtalk on October 13, 2017134 Views

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Government Funding Helps FWFN – Magic 99.9

October 11, 2017 Thousands of dollars in government funding will be helping the Fort William First Nation begin some new housing projects. One band councillor says the $135,000 cash injection for water infrastructure is just what’s needed to get new houses built. Michelle Solomon says it might help to attract members who live off the […]

by ahnationtalk on October 11, 201776 Views

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Statement on the Second Meeting of the Housing Forum – Government of ON

October 2, 2017 5:15 P.M. Ministry of Housing The following statement was issued today by Peter Milczyn, Minister of Housing and Minister Responsible for the Poverty Reduction Strategy and Bill Mauro, Minister of Municipal Affairs, after the second meeting of the Housing Forum: “We created the Housing Forum — a group of economists, builders, academics, planners, municipal […]

by pmnationtalk on October 3, 201790 Views

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BR Housing Strategy – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Sep 20, 2017 OTTAWA – The Trudeau Liberals are putting together a national strategy to tackle the nation’s housing challenges. And, one of the pillars of the strategy could be a right to housing for every Canadian. Federal officials have told housing advocates the government is considering enshrining the right […]

by ahnationtalk on September 20, 2017103 Views

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Liberals poised to make housing a right in new homelessness strategy – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 19, 2017 By Jordan Press THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ The federal Liberals’ are sending signals that they are ready to make a right to housing part of its national housing strategy. The declaration appears largely aspirational in nature at this point, as sources with knowledge of the government’s thinking said there […]

by ahnationtalk on September 19, 2017110 Views

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OFIFC: New Portable Housing Benefits Announced for Ontario

Thursday, September 14, 2017 The Housing Services Act has recently been amended to give municipalities and service managers (including District Social Services Administration Boards) the option to offer locally-funded portable housing benefits in addition to traditional rent-geared-to-income (RGI) programs. Unlike RGI and other housing assistance programs, portable benefits are tied to the resident, not the […]

by pmnationtalk on September 14, 2017111 Views

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