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Xwemelch’stn Housing – Start of Construction

The Hiy̓ám̓ Housing Society and Ventana Construction are pleased to announce the upcoming start of site activities associated to the new Xwemelch’stn Housing project at the corner of Mathias and Skewshen Rds. Construction is scheduled to begin in early March 2021. This project is to supply 94 new units for the Squamish Nation Elders, families […]

by ahnationtalk on February 24, 202110 Views

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Report from PBO reiterates AHMA’s 4-year call for an Urban Indigenous National Housing Strategy

Traditional Territories of the Squamish Nation/West Vancouver – The release of the Urban, Rural and Northern Indigenous Housing report from the Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) re-affirms the severe need for a National Urban Indigenous Housing Strategy. AHMA and the Indigenous housing sector across Canada have been calling to create an Urban Indigenous Strategy since the […]

by ahnationtalk on February 24, 20219 Views

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City of Nanaimo: Council Approves Health & Housing Action Plan and BC Housing Development Permit

Monday, February 22, 2021, was a busy day for Council as they had both a Governance and Priorities Committee Meeting and their Regular Council Meeting, later in the evening. During their Governance and Priorities Committee Meeting, Council discussed the Health and Housing Action Plan. Later in the evening, during the Regular Council Meeting, Council endorsed […]

by ahnationtalk on February 24, 20217 Views

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New homes for members of the Trans, Gender Diverse, and Two Spirit community to open in Vancouver

New homes for members of the Trans, Gender Diverse, and Two Spirit community to open in Vancouver “Ross-Aoki House presents an important opportunity to create equitable housing that prioritizes underserved communities who face barriers to accessing safe, affordable, and culturally appropriate housing. Celine Mauboules, Managing Director of Homelessness Services and Affordable Housing Programs” February 18 […]

by ahnationtalk on February 19, 202168 Views

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BC Government: Fund boosts community homelessness response, supports health and safety

VICTORIA – Building on the Province’s commitment to help people and communities through the pandemic, local governments and Treaty First Nations may now apply for $100 million in grants to address the impacts of homelessness, support people and strengthen communities’ health and safety. “Communities are doing incredible work to support people experiencing homelessness and boost […]

by ahnationtalk on February 19, 202116 Views

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City of Nanaimo: Health and Housing Task Force Completes Mandate

Recommendations Going to Council for Consideration Last week, the Nanaimo Council-led Health and Housing Task Force comprised of Snuneymuxw First Nation, Island Health, BC Housing, Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce along with a number of not-for-profits and organizations completed its mandate. A key deliverable was to create a Health and Housing Action Plan that outlines priorities […]

by ahnationtalk on February 19, 20218 Views

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Two new supportive housing projects proposed in Vancouver

Feb. 11, 2021 VANCOUVER – The Province, in partnership with the City of Vancouver and the federal government, is proposing two new permanent supportive housing developments that, if approved, would deliver approximately 230 new homes for people. These are the first two projects to move forward as part of a commitment from all levels of […]

by ahnationtalk on February 11, 202116 Views

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New supportive homes open in Campbell River

CAMPBELL RIVER – Construction has finished on a 50-unit supportive housing development in Campbell River that will provide homes with 24/7 support for people experiencing or at risk of homelessness. “This housing will make a significant difference for people in Campbell River who are experiencing homelessness by getting them a chance to stabilize their lives […]

by ahnationtalk on February 8, 202118 Views

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New affordable homes open for Indigenous peoples in Cranbrook

Feb. 5, 2021 CRANBROOK – New affordable rental homes are now open for Indigenous peoples in Cranbrook. This is thanks to a partnership between the Province, Columbia Basin Trust, the Aboriginal Housing Management Association and the Aqanttanam Housing Society. “These new homes will provide much-needed affordable housing, thanks to the partnership offered by urban Indigenous […]

by ahnationtalk on February 5, 202139 Views

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Supportive homes planned for North Vancouver

NORTH VANCOUVER – The Province, the District of North Vancouver and RainCity Housing and Support Society are working together to bring a new supportive housing project to the community for women and their families. The proposal is for 60 supportive homes for single women and women-led families who are at risk of homelessness. The increasing […]

by ahnationtalk on January 27, 202128 Views

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