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Canada supports rapid housing in Southwestern Ontario

Every Canadian deserves a safe and affordable place to call home. The COVID-19 crisis has made it clear that affordable housing is key to Canada’s recovery as regions across the country, including those in southwestern Ontario, are dealing with the devastating impacts of rising levels of homelessness and housing need. Today, Adam Vaughan, the Parliamentary […]

by ahnationtalk on April 13, 20211 Views

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Canada Supports Rapid Housing in Ontario

Toronto, Ontario, April 1, 2021 Every Canadian deserves a safe and affordable place to call home. The COVID-19 crisis has made it clear that affordable housing is key to Canada’s recovery, as communities across the country are dealing with the devastating impacts of rising levels of homelessness and housing need. Today, the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, […]

by ahnationtalk on April 1, 202111 Views

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Working housing miracles for Ontario’s urban Indigenous population – National Observer

March 22nd 2021 Last March, about two weeks into the pandemic, Steve Teekens got a call from the police. Teekens runs an Indigenous housing agency and the officers were calling to say one of his clients had tested positive for COVID-19. It was the first case to surface at the Native Men’s Residence, an organization […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 20216 Views

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Toronto City Council approves Memorandum of Understanding with United Property Resource Corporation to create 500 new affordable homes

Today, Toronto City Council endorsed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the City of Toronto and the United Property Resource Corporation (UPRC) to create up to 500 affordable rental homes at seven sites in Toronto over the next five to seven years. This is the first proposal under the City’s Land Bank Initiative. Creating new […]

by ahnationtalk on March 11, 202115 Views

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City of Ottawa: Council commits to funding for homelessness and housing affordability

City Council today approved a long-range financial plan (link is external) that promises funding to support the objectives of the City’s 10-Year Housing and Homelessness Plan. The financial plan commits $198.4 million over the next 10 years to fully fund the City’s share of between 5,700 to 8,500 new affordable housing options and to ensure […]

by ahnationtalk on March 11, 202116 Views

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Council unanimously approves creating 971 new affordable rental homes through the City’s Open Door Program

Today, Toronto City Council unanimously approved creating 971 new affordable rental homes in 15 developments through the Open Door Program. With today’s endorsement by Council, a total of 11,143 affordable rental homes have now been approved through the City of Toronto’s Open Door Program (ODP). This program is designed to accelerate affordable housing construction by […]

by ahnationtalk on March 11, 202116 Views

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Ontario Takes Further Action to Protect Homeless Shelters during COVID-19

Additional funding will help keep vulnerable people and shelter workers safe March 10, 2021 TORONTO — The Ontario government is providing $255 million to help municipalities and Indigenous program partners respond to an increase in COVID-19 cases in some emergency shelters and help keep vulnerable people safe. The new funding will protect homeless shelter staff and […]

by ahnationtalk on March 10, 2021115 Views

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Ontario Supports Indigenous Women Fleeing Domestic Violence in Sault Ste. Marie

Funding will provide safe and affordable housing for vulnerable families SAULT STE. MARIE — The Ontario government is providing over $550,000 to help create safe and affordable housing for Indigenous women and their children in Sault Ste. Marie. The funding is being delivered through the Social Services Relief Fund and will support women fleeing domestic […]

by ahnationtalk on March 1, 202114 Views

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971 new affordable homes to be created through the City of Toronto’s 2020 call for Open Door affordable housing program applications

The City of Toronto has released the results of its Open Door 2020 call for applications, which will create 971 new affordable homes. A City report going to the Planning and Housing Committee next week outlines staff recommendations, which include 15 developments, representing a total of 971 new affordable homes, for approval by City Council. […]

by ahnationtalk on February 25, 202119 Views

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City of Ottawa: Committee approves updated standards for shelters

Ottawa’s emergency shelters and transitional housing programs will soon offer improved standards of operations and service delivery. The City’s Community and Protective Services Committee today approved updated emergency shelter standards and new standards for transitional housing programs. The new standards outline minimum guidelines for governance, operations and service delivery, reflecting best and current practices and […]

by ahnationtalk on February 19, 202118 Views

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