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The Government of Canada Congratulates Daylu Dena Council on the Opening of New Housing for Elders and People with Reduced Mobility

September 28, 2017      Lower Post, B.C.  Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada Our government is committed to working with First Nation governments and communities to improve housing for their members. Local, safe and appropriate housing for Elders and people with reduced mobility supports their independence, promotes better health outcomes and enables better connections with community and […]

by pmnationtalk on September 28, 2017151 Views

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Final Results of 2017 Homeless Count in Metro Vancouver Released

September 26, 2017 Metro Vancouver’s affordability crisis is making homelessness worse across the region, with half of the region’s homeless population saying they had lived here for 10 years or more before finding themselves living on the streets or in shelters, according to a final report of the 2017 Homeless Count. About half of the […]

by pmnationtalk on September 27, 2017171 Views

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Rate of homeless Aboriginals hits new record: Metro Vancouver homeless count – Vancouver Sun

September 25, 2017 The proportion of Aboriginal people who are homeless in Metro Vancouver has hit a record high, according to a new Aboriginal homeless report. The report, which is based on the 2017 homeless count in Metro, found First Nations people were overrepresented among the homeless population, accounting for 34 per cent of the […]

by ahnationtalk on September 26, 2017151 Views

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BR Manitoba Indigenous Evictions – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Aug 15, 2017  WINNIPEG – A group of Indigenous families living in social housing say the Manitoba government is threatening to evict them at the end of the month. About 100 members of the Waterhen First Nation have been living in Portage la Prairie since leaving the reserve following a […]

by ahnationtalk on August 15, 2017138 Views

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New Course Helps First Nations’ Managers Take Back Their Housing – TheTyee.ca

Sylvia Olsen’s training program prepares Indigenous people to manage on-reserve housing. When Sylvia Olsen was hired as the housing manager for the Tsartlip First Nation on Vancouver Island in 1998, she faced what she says is a “typical scenario” on First Nations reserves in the late ‘90s: “A housing portfolio that was in chaos.” At […]

by ahnationtalk on July 28, 2017266 Views

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Indigenous Housing Crisis Needs Strategy that’s ‘For Us and By Us,’ Say Advocates – TheTyee.ca

With Canada set to unveil its national housing strategy, umbrella group calls for a different way. When the federal government launches its national housing strategy this fall, it will have taken two years to deliver its promised fix to Canada’s housing crisis. But Indigenous people — eight times as likely to end up homeless, almost […]

by ahnationtalk on July 6, 2017184 Views

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Victoria mayor floats plan to billet homeless to ease housing crisis – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 15, 2017  By Dirk Meissner THE CANADIAN PRESS Victoria’s mayor wants people to open their homes to those sleeping in parks and their cars because they can’t afford or find accommodation. Lisa Helps said residents in the city opened their homes to workers during the Second World War and people should considering […]

by ahnationtalk on June 16, 2017212 Views

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Fund Continues to Build Momentum

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FUND CONTINUES TO BUILD MOMENTUM Niagara Falls, July 14, 2016 – John Beaucage, the Chair of the First Nations Market Housing Fund (the Fund), announced today that Northern Savings Credit Union in British Columbia has joined the Fund as a participating lender. In addition, Teslin Tlingit Council in the Yukon and the […]

by pmnationtalk on July 14, 2016329 Views

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Housing and Homelessness an Indicator of True Reconciliation

Housing and Homelessness an Indicator of True Reconciliation December 14, 2015, Vancouver – A recently released housing strategy: Towards an Urban Aboriginal Housing & Wellness Strategy for Metro Vancouver (2015-2020) outlines critical targets for addressing housing and homelessness for the roughly 40,000-60,000 urban Indigenous people living in the greater Vancouver area, 18,000 who live in […]

by ahnationtalk on December 14, 2015577 Views

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