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AHMA calls on the Province to honour UNDRIP by empowering Indigenous Housing Providers to deliver Indigenous Housing projects and decolonize the development process

Squamish Nation Territory/West Vancouver (February 20, 2020) The British Columbian Provincial Budget that was announced on Tuesday February 18, 2020 raised some concerns to all Indigenous Housing Providers in British Columbia. The budget’s zero increase in investments in Indigenous housing paired with BC Housing’s new service plan that puts boundaries on their cooperation with AHMA, […]

by ahnationtalk on February 21, 202014 Views

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BC Government: Helping communities better understand local homelessness

Feb. 13, 2020 VICTORIA – To better understand local issues to help municipalities and local organizations best support people experiencing or at risk of homelessness, government is conducting a second provincial homeless count. The Province is partnering with the Homelessness Services Association of BC (HSABC) and BC Housing to complete 16 community counts throughout the […]

by ahnationtalk on February 14, 202020 Views

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Partnership with Westbank First Nation brings new affordable homes to community

Jan. 31, 2020 WESTBANK FIRST NATION – Indigenous families, individuals and Elders will soon have new affordable rental homes in their community as the Westbank First Nation (WFN) and the Province partner to build 17 homes on the Westbank reserve. “Our Council strives to ensure that all WFN Members are afforded housing opportunities that meet […]

by ahnationtalk on January 31, 202032 Views

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BC Government: Consultations start on future of housing supply, affordability

Jan. 22, 2020 VICTORIA – Consultations are underway to identify measures that could build on government investments and initiatives already underway to help more people find affordable housing in British Columbia. In September 2019, the governments of Canada and B.C. created the Expert Panel on the Future of Housing Supply and Affordability. The panel has […]

by ahnationtalk on January 22, 202020 Views

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Province secures affordable rental housing in Prince George

Jan. 21, 2020 PRINCE GEORGE – The Province is partnering with the Aboriginal Housing Society of Prince George to purchase a six-unit apartment complex, preserving rental housing and providing affordable options for Indigenous peoples in the community. “By helping to purchase this building, we are protecting these affordable homes for people in Prince George,” said […]

by ahnationtalk on January 21, 202023 Views

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Indigenous Homes Innovation Initiative brings together Indigenous innovators and mentors to further develop Indigenous-led housing ideas

From: Indigenous Services Canada January 20, 2020 — Parksville, Traditional Snuneymuxw First Nation Territory, British Columbia — Indigenous Services Canada Today, the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services, congratulated 24 Indigenous innovators on moving forward in developing their ideas under the Indigenous Homes Innovation Initiative. The 24 innovators come from all regions of Canada […]

by ahnationtalk on January 21, 202022 Views

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New rental homes open for people in Mission

Dec. 12, 2019 MISSION – Close to 70 new affordable homes are now available for low- to middle-income families and individuals as a new rental apartment building has opened in Mission. “The old government chose to ignore the housing crisis, leaving people in Mission and across the province without the safe and affordable homes they […]

by ahnationtalk on December 13, 201957 Views

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AHMA Meets with the Leilani Farha, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Housing to discuss an Urban Indigenous Housing Strategy in Canada

Squamish Nation Territory/West Vancouver (December 11, 2019) – CEO of AHMA Margaret Pfoh will be joining a formal discussion on the dire need for an Urban Indigenous housing strategy in Canada hosted by Leilani Farha, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Housing. The meeting is being coordinated by the Ontario Federation of […]

by ahnationtalk on December 11, 201958 Views

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We deserve to benefit from this land’: Squamish Nation votes for $3B housing project on its land – CBC

One of Canada’s largest real estate projects run by First Nation ‘an exciting opportunity to assert identity’ Dec 11, 2019 The Squamish Nation voted last night to proceed with the $3-billion Sen̓áḵw housing development project on Kitsilano reserve land in Vancouver, making it one of the biggest housing projects led by a First Nation in […]

by ahnationtalk on December 11, 201961 Views

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BC Government: Homes, hope on the way for women, children leaving violence

Nov. 25, 2019 VICTORIA – Women and children leaving violence will soon benefit from over 260 new spaces of transition, second-stage and affordable housing in 11 buildings throughout B.C. Government made the announcement to kick off the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence. “It’s encouraging to see communities and partners around the province working together […]

by ahnationtalk on November 26, 201937 Views

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