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Looking for young people for B.C. Forums on homelessness!

August 14, 2018 to September 14, 2018 Youth homelessness is a significant rights issue that needs to be addressed through a provincial plan to end youth homelessness that ensures every youth has a way home.  RCY is supporting youth with lived experience of homelessness to share their voices to inform a provincial plan to prevent […]

by ahnationtalk on August 14, 20189 Views

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New homes proposed for people in need in Chilliwack

Aug. 3, 2018 CHILLIWACK – More people experiencing homelessness in Chilliwack will have the chance for stable housing through another proposed modular housing partnership between the Government of British Columbia and the city. Funded under the Building BC: Rapid Response to Homelessness program, 46 homes with supports and services are proposed on the 45000 block […]

by ahnationtalk on August 3, 201818 Views

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Province launches new Building BC: Supportive Housing Fund – BC Gov

Aug. 2, 2018 VICTORIA – Building on the success of its Rapid Response to Homelessness program, the Government of British Columbia has launched the Building BC: Supportive Housing Fund. This investment will provide $1.2 billion over 10 years to build and operate 2,500 units of supportive housing for people who are experiencing homelessness or who […]

by ahnationtalk on August 3, 20189 Views

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Former Anchor Inn to be home to 46 low-income units – The Northern View

Prince Rupert Indigenous Housing Society hopes to be ready by fall Aug. 3, 2018 The former Anchor Inn’s makeover into 46 low-income housing units is almost complete, and enough people have applied for residency that they could fill the building more than five times over. “The demand is real. The number of applicants we’ve had […]

by ahnationtalk on August 3, 201812 Views

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Greater Victoria Point in Time Count Results Announced

Jul 24, 2018 Victoria, BC– The Capital Regional District (CRD), in partnership with the Community Social Planning Council (CSPC) and the Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness, announced today the key findings of Everyone Counts: 2018 Greater Victoria Point-in-Time (PiT) Count. This is the second PiT Count and survey, the first taking place in 2016, with […]

by pmnationtalk on July 25, 201815 Views

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Counting the homeless – Castanet.net

Just how many homeless people reside in the west side of Okanagan Lake? That question will be answered, in part, through a point-in-time count, to be conducted in co-ordination between the City of West Kelowna and Westbank First Nation. The survey has already been completed with results expected to be compiled by mid-August Those results […]

by ahnationtalk on July 25, 201813 Views

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Haida Gwaii village faces housing crisis, targets short term rentals – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 22, 2018  QUEEN CHARLOTTE, B.C. _ As more tourists flock to Haida Gwaii off the northern coast of British Columbia, the remote archipelago’s largest village is facing an unusual problem. Despite a declining population, Queen Charlotte village is experiencing a housing crisis, Mayor Greg Martin said. “Housing is tight, we’re pretty close […]

by ahnationtalk on July 23, 201812 Views

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New social enterprise brings opportunities to DTES

July 12, 2018 VANCOUVER – People in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside will have new opportunities for social inclusion and economic development, thanks to a new social enterprise. The Province, Vancity Community Foundation and the City of Vancouver have created a non-profit society to manage BC Housing’s commercial spaces. The Community Impact Real Estate Society (CIRES) enables the […]

by ahnationtalk on July 12, 201823 Views

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The Government of Canada congratulates Cook’s Ferry Indian Band on the completion of their new housing project

From: Indigenous Services Canada July 9, 2018 – Merritt, BC – Indigenous Services Canada The Government of Canada is making significant investments to improve housing, reduce overcrowding, and improve quality of life for First Nation community residents. Today, the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Indigenous Services, offered her congratulations to Cook’s Ferry Indian Band in […]

by ahnationtalk on July 9, 201829 Views

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New affordable housing opens for Elders and seniors in Prince George

July 9, 2018 PRINCE GEORGE – Indigenous Elders and seniors have a new place to call home in Prince George, with the official opening of an affordable apartment complex in the community. “Finding an affordable place to live can be a struggle for Elders and seniors on fixed incomes,” said Selina Robinson, Minister of Municipal […]

by ahnationtalk on July 9, 201818 Views

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