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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, 201958 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, 201939 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, 201940 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, 201955 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, 201997 Views

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New homes for Indigenous peoples planned for Downtown Eastside

June 18, 2019 VANCOUVER – A significant social housing project planned through a partnership between the Aboriginal Land Trust and the Government of British Columbia has the potential to change hundreds of lives. The proposed project would provide approximately 50 new affordable rental homes for Indigenous peoples, as well as 50 new supportive homes for […]

by ahnationtalk on June 18, 201961 Views

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Homeless Count results show a slowing in the growth of homelessness in Vancouver over the last two years

While this year’s Homeless Count results show that the bold actions being taken by the City and its partners might be beginning to turn the tide on the growth of homelessness in Vancouver, there are still more than 2,000 people without a home in our city. Mayor Kennedy Stewart June 12 2019 – A presentation […]

by ahnationtalk on June 14, 201947 Views

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CMHC: By Women, for Women: Proposed Vancouver Development Would Leave Lasting Legacy From Women Deliver 2019

June 7, 2019 Following the world’s largest conference on gender equality, Women Deliver 2019, the Government of Canada announced a $150,000 funding contribution to kick start planning for an innovative women-led housing project featuring an integrated services hub and dedicated childcare centre. From initial planning to construction and operation, all stages of this initiative will […]

by ahnationtalk on June 7, 201970 Views

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BC Government: Construction starts on Indigenous student homes

May 24, 2019 LHEIDLI T’ENNEH / PRINCE GEORGE – New housing at the College of New Caledonia (CNC) will provide homes for Indigenous students that reflect cultural values. The official groundbreaking ceremony was attended by Melanie Mark, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Training, members of the Lheidli T’enneh First Nation, students, faculty and staff, […]

by ahnationtalk on May 24, 2019107 Views

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BC Housing: Homes under construction for Indigenous youth and Elders

KAMLOOPS – Indigenous design and vision will guide the development of an innovative affordable housing project breaking ground in Kamloops. The Lii Michif Otipemisiwak Family and Community Services Society is developing the affordable rental housing, offering 31 new homes that will co-house Elders with First Nations, Inuit and Métis youth (ages 16-27). This housing is […]

by ahnationtalk on May 23, 2019112 Views

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