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Homeless Count results highlight imperative need for housing in Vancouver

August 5 2020 – The preliminary results from the 2020 Metro Vancouver Homeless Count released today found that 2,095 Vancouver residents are without a home. While this number has dropped by 128 since last year, hundreds of people in the city are still without safe and stable accommodation that meets their basic needs. The results […]

by ahnationtalk on August 7, 202035 Views

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New navigation centre to support people experiencing homelessness in Vancouver

Aug. 5, 2020 VANCOUVER – The Province and City of Vancouver are partnering to launch B.C.’s first-ever “navigation” centre to help people who are experiencing long-term homelessness and require supports. “While we continue to work with our partners to build more supportive homes for people experiencing homelessness in Vancouver, we know that while these homes […]

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2020 Greater Victoria Point in Time Count Results Announced

Jul 31, 2020 Victoria, BC– The Capital Regional District (CRD), in partnership with the Community Social Planning Council (CSPC) and the Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness, today released the 2020 Greater Victoria Point-in-Time (PiT) Count results. The 2020 PiT Count follows prior biennial counts made in 2016 and 2018 and is funded by the Government […]

by ahnationtalk on August 4, 202017 Views

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New supportive homes for Indigenous women open in Victoria

For Immediate Release 2020MAH0089-001438 July 31, 2020 Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing VICTORIA – The Province has partnered with the Aboriginal Coalition to End Homelessness Society to open 21 new supportive homes for Indigenous women who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness in Victoria. “Housing is the foundation on which people build their […]

by mmnationtalk on July 31, 202027 Views

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Public Input to Help Shape Next Phase in Development of ‘Made in Burnaby’ Housing Plan

July 30, 2020 The City of Burnaby will conduct public and stakeholder consultation over the coming months to aid in the development of a “made in Burnaby plan” that will guide the City’s actions on housing and homelessness over the next decade. Building on the success of the work of the Mayor’s Task Force on […]

by mmnationtalk on July 31, 202023 Views

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New permanent supportive homes coming to Campbell River

CAMPBELL RIVER – The Province, through BC Housing, is partnering with the City of Campbell River to build 50 new permanent supportive homes for people experiencing homelessness in the community. “These homes will give residents the dignity of having a safe and secure place of their own, with wraparound supports and services to help them […]

by ahnationtalk on July 24, 202022 Views

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Fortis BC teams up with MNBC to expand Ma Nîķi Pilot Program

Métis Nation British Columbia is pleased to partner with FortisBC to support MNBC’s Ma Nîķi pilot program, bringing energy cost savings to Métis seniors, and making their home more comfortable and efficient as they age in place. Approved Ma Niki applicants will automatically qualify (where available) for the Energy Conservation Assistance Program (ECAP), designed to […]

by ahnationtalk on July 22, 202020 Views

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Affordable housing project in Harewood nieghbourhood coming into focus – Nanaimo News NOW

Jul 21, 2020 NANAIMO — Timelines are now in place for the substantial redevelopment of a key corner in Nanaimo’s Harewood neighbourhood. Construction is slated to begin in 2023 at the corner of Fifth St. and Howard Ave. for the affordable housing, education and recreation project known as Te’Tuxwtun. The timeline was unveiled by the […]

by ahnationtalk on July 21, 202021 Views

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Supportive housing for youth coming to the Fraser Valley

July 14, 2020 CHILLIWACK – Youth experiencing or at risk of homelessness in the Fraser Valley will soon have access to 16 new homes with supports, funded by the Province. “Young people in our province should always have a safe and secure home,” said Selina Robinson, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing. “These 16 new homes […]

by ahnationtalk on July 14, 202025 Views

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Re: Submission on “Parks Control By-law Updates – Temporary Shelter in Parks”

July 13, 2020 Sent via email: PBcommissioners@vancouver.ca Commissioner Camil Dumont Commissioner Dave Demers Commissioner Gwen Giesbrecht Commissioner Tricia Barker Commissioner John Coupar Commissioner John Irwin Commissioner Stuart Mackinnon Re: Submission on “Parks Control By-law Updates – Temporary Shelter in Parks” July 13, 2020 Dear Vancouver Park Board Commissioners, On behalf of the British Columbia Civil […]

by ahnationtalk on July 14, 202022 Views

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