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Indigenous Housing Has Been In Crisis. Things Are Getting Better – TheTyee.ca

Deanna Pointe’s family was shattered by the Sixties Scoop. Now she heads a three-generation family in East Vancouver. After raising her own kids, Deanna Pointe lived alone in a one-bedroom apartment in East Vancouver for 10 years. That changed when she became the guardian for her granddaughter and grandson, now 12 and 16, who had […]

by ahnationtalk on May 21, 202032 Views

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B.C. providing funding to build new affordable homes

May 21, 2020 VICTORIA – The Government of B.C. is inviting non-profit and Indigenous housing societies, First Nations, housing co-operatives and municipalities to propose new affordable housing projects for the second intake of the Building BC: Community Housing Fund. Announced in 2018 as part of the Province’s 10-year, $7-billion housing plan, the Community Housing Fund […]

by ahnationtalk on May 21, 202036 Views

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Emergency response centre opening in Victoria

May 5, 2020 VICTORIA – The Province is opening a 45-bed emergency response centre with wraparound supports and services at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre, the first site in B.C. to feature pop-up pods that provide privacy for people staying there. The new temporary accommodation site will house people living in encampments on the Pandora Avenue corridor and Topaz […]

by ahnationtalk on May 5, 202024 Views

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BC Government: Province secures safe shelter, supports for people living in major encampments

April 25, 2020 VANCOUVER – The Province is working with the cities of Vancouver and Victoria to transition people living in encampments in Oppenheimer Park, Topaz Park and on Pandora Avenue into safe, temporary accommodations with wraparound supports to protect their health and safety in the overlapping COVID-19 and overdose crises. Since March 2020, the […]

by ahnationtalk on April 27, 202016 Views

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UBCIC Calls for Emergency Interjurisdictional Meeting to Address Housing the Homeless during COVID-19 Crisis

(xwməθkwəy̓ əm (Musqueam), sḵwx̱ wú7mesh (Squamish) and səlR ilwətaʔɬ/selR ílwitulh (TsleilWaututh)/Vancouver, BC. – April 20, 2020) The day after a group of homeless advocates and their supporters temporarily occupied a portion of an elementary school in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (DTES), the Union of BC Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) is calling for swift action from governments and […]

by ahnationtalk on April 20, 202024 Views

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Rent Relief for TFN Members

April 14, 2020 Due to the recommendation from the Province’s social distancing requirements for the next coming weeks and/months, several businesses and offices have had to close their doors and ask people to work from home. For many this has meant job loss or reduced wages. Due to these severe restrictions, TFN Members might be […]

by ahnationtalk on April 15, 202025 Views

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COVID-19: Aboriginal Housing Management Association Response

Squamish Nation Territory/West Vancouver – It has been 22 days since the province of British Columbia declared a state of Emergency due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The damage has been significant and far reaching. However, in the face of these extraordinary challenges, AHMA has witnessed resilience in adversity. AHMA raises our hands and expresses our […]

by ahnationtalk on April 13, 202032 Views

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New affordable homes proposed for downtown Vancouver

March 11, 2020 VANCOUVER – The Government of B.C. is partnering with the Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre Society (VAFCS) and the City of Vancouver on a proposal to provide more than 160 new affordable homes and 80 shelter spaces for people and families in downtown Vancouver. “It’s great to see the Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre, […]

by ahnationtalk on March 12, 202033 Views

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Better food security support for Doig River First Nation

March 1, 2020 FORT ST. JOHN – People in Doig River First Nation will soon have better access to more nutritious food sources through a new grant for local food-security projects. Doig River First Nation is receiving $112,475 through Victoria Foundation’s Food Security – Provincial Initiatives fund. The funding will help create a community garden, […]

by ahnationtalk on March 2, 202054 Views

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BC Government: Province supporting communities to plan for housing

Feb. 27, 2020 VICTORIA – The Province is investing $1.7 million to help communities collect and analyze data on their housing needs so governments can deliver the right kind of homes for people in B.C. The data will inform housing needs reports, which will identify community housing needs, such as affordable housing, rental housing, seniors’ […]

by ahnationtalk on February 28, 202059 Views

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