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BC Government: Supportive housing shown to be making peoples’ lives better

Sept. 10, 2019 VICTORIA – New reports show that government’s supportive housing for people experiencing homelessness is substantially improving the quality of life for residents and reducing their use of emergency health services. With this housing-first approach, people experiencing homelessness have access to housing, along with the wraparound services they need to build a better […]

by ahnationtalk on September 10, 201922 Views

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New housing to help students focus on studies, not finances

Sept. 6, 2019 TERRACE – New, affordable, on-campus student housing is coming to Coast Mountain College’s Terrace campus, with 108 new beds to replace outdated housing and 33 net new student beds. “Students should be able to focus on acquiring the skills and training they need to join B.C.’s thriving economy, and not worry about […]

by ahnationtalk on September 6, 201927 Views

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City and Park Board provide update on Oppenheimer Park

August 26 2019 – Approximately 127 people experiencing homelessness living in Oppenheimer Park have accepted housing offers following a Park Board General Manager’s order last week which requested that tents and other structures be removed by August 21. Of the people who have accepted offers of housing, 37% identify as Indigenous, and 33% as women. […]

by ahnationtalk on August 27, 201915 Views

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Reaching Home: Canada’s Homelessness Strategy has launched in Greater Vancouver

From: Employment and Social Development Canada August 18, 2019 Vancouver, British Columbia Employment and Social Development Canada Every Canadian deserves a safe and affordable place to call home. Yet every day, vulnerable Canadians experience homelessness, or are at risk of becoming homeless. The Government of Canada is taking action to help those in need and […]

by ahnationtalk on August 19, 201914 Views

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Indigenous Homelessness funding stream

From: Employment and Social Development Canada Reaching Home’s Indigenous Homelessness stream provides funding to organizations that provide supports to meet the unique needs of First Nations, Inuit and Métis people who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness. The intent is that the funding be provided to Indigenous organizations located in urban centres. The program […]

by ahnationtalk on August 16, 201919 Views

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Call for Proposal as the Designated Community Entity for Metro Vancouver under Reaching Home – Aboriginal Housing Management Association

Employment and Social Development Canada is accepting applications from organizations within the community of Metro Vancouver that are interested in supporting the delivery of funding under the Designated Communities stream of Reaching Home: Canada’s Homelessness Strategy. Reaching Home, launched on April 1, 2019, is a community-based program that provides funding for communities across Canada, as […]

by ahnationtalk on August 14, 201922 Views

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Vancouver mayor thrilled about federal housing investment, but former COPE candidate calls it “a drop in the bucket” – Straight.com

August 7th, 2019 The federal government and the City of Vancouver have announced a quarter billion-dollar investment into housing in Canada’s third-largest city. Ottawa will be investing up to $184 million into supporting 1,100 affordable housing units in Vancouver. According to Leonard Catling, senior officer of media relations at the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, […]

by ahnationtalk on August 8, 201917 Views

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Island Health Community Wellness Grant planted seeds of growth for Songhees rooftop gardens

July 29, 2019 “I believed that if we could get it up and running, we’d soon see the value both for the Songhees community and the wellness centre.” Chris McElroy, Songhees Nation Community Recreation Coordinator is talking about a lush and expansive rooftop garden project made possible by an $8000 Island Health Community Wellness Grant. […]

by ahnationtalk on August 7, 201915 Views

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Nearly 70 new affordable rental homes open in Quesnel

People with low to moderate incomes including Indigenous peoples, seniors and families now have access to 68 new affordable rental homes with the opening of two housing projects in the community. Community partners celebrated the official opening of both projects today, which began welcoming tenants earlier this year. Located at 424 McLean Street, Dakelh and […]

by ahnationtalk on July 25, 201928 Views

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The Aboriginal Housing Management Association is Skeptical Over Recent PBO Report on The National Housing Strategy

July 18, 2019 West Vancouver, BC – The Aboriginal Housing Management Association (AHMA), which is the umbrella organization for 42 Indigenous housing providers across the province, is calling the recent report on the National Housing Strategy (NHS) by the Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) an “eye opener” according to Chief Executive Officer Margaret Pfoh. In a […]

by ahnationtalk on July 22, 201943 Views

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