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Hundreds of new affordable rental homes coming to B.C.

Dec. 2, 2020 VICTORIA – More than 600 new affordable rental homes are on the way for people with low- to-moderate incomes through the Building BC: Community Housing Fund. “These projects will mean new, affordable homes for a wide range of people – from seniors on fixed incomes to growing families and people with disabilities,” […]

by ahnationtalk on December 2, 20206 Views

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Squamish Nation Housing Report

We are pleased to share a report on the Nation’s new housing-related initiatives: Bringing Our People Home: Squamish Nation Approves New Initiatives for Housing. The report outlines the actions the Squamish Nation has taken over the past year to bring our people home, including: • Developing a Squamish nation non-profit housing developer and provider • […]

by ahnationtalk on December 1, 20207 Views

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Pushback against housing – Castanet.net

Nov 25, 2020 Some WFN residents pushing back on proposed supportive housing project Some residents living in the area around Cougar and Elk roads on Westbank First Nation lands are concerned about a supportive housing project proposed for the neighbourhood. If eventually approved by Chief and Council, approximately 52 permanent purpose-built homes with supports would […]

by ahnationtalk on November 25, 202010 Views

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Surrey Homelessness & Housing Society Grants $600,000 for Local COVID-19 Response

The response addresses the emerging needs of people experiencing homelessness, or who are at risk of homelessness in Surrey related to impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Surrey, BC – The Surrey Homelessness & Housing Society (SHHS) has granted $350,000 in funding to 11 projects to implement food programs, purchase safety equipment, create homes and improve […]

by ahnationtalk on November 20, 202024 Views

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New Housing for Indigenous Youth and Elders Opens in Kamloops

November 16, 2020 Every Canadian deserves a safe and affordable place to call home. That is why the Government of Canada partnered with the Government of British Columbia, the City of Kamloops, Lii Michif Otipemisiwak Family and Community Services Society (LMO), among others, to build new affordable housing options for Indigenous youth and elders in […]

by ahnationtalk on November 16, 202017 Views

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Elders’ log home underway at Akisqnuk – Columbia Valley Pioneer

Nov 12, 2020 A log home that’s being built for elders at the Akisqnuk First Nation recently broke ground with a small gathering of community members. On Nov. 4, Akisqnuk First Nation housing manager Dale Shudra and his teams hosted a community barbecue for labourers, chief and council as well as the community behind the […]

by ahnationtalk on November 12, 202015 Views

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Securing more shelter space – Castanet.net

The physical-distancing requirements that came as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic caused some havoc among Kamloops homeless shelters earlier this year. At the beginning of the year, there were 55 beds available at Emerald Centre and 30 mats available at the Mustard Seed Kamloops, but in order to meet physical-distancing requirements, those had to […]

by ahnationtalk on November 10, 202014 Views

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BC Housing steps in to co-operate rundown Fifth St. housing project – Nanaimo News NOW

Nov 2, 2020 NANAIMO — BC Housing has stepped in to operate a dilapidated affordable housing complex in Nanaimo’s Harewood neighbourhood. The Sanala townhouses on the corner of Fifth St. and Georgia Ave., is in a state of disrepair, with widespread mold, bug infestations and crumbing walls. It was bought by BC Housing in 2017 […]

by ahnationtalk on November 2, 202022 Views

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CRDBC: Grants approved for construction of over 100 affordable rental housing units

Victoria, BC – The Capital Regional District (CRD) Board is awarding three Regional Housing Trust Fund (RHTF) grants totalling $1,665,000 to assist M’akola Housing Society and the Capital Region Housing Corporation in the construction of new affordable rental housing in Victoria and Sooke. “These grants are crucial in creating affordable housing across the capital region,” […]

by ahnationtalk on October 16, 202050 Views

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BC Assembly of First Nations Recognizes World Homeless Day

BC Assembly of First Nations (BCAFN) recognizes World Homeless Day, as per BCAFN Resolution 08/2020: Action Plan for First Nations Homelessness On and Off-Reserve, and stands in solidarity with those experiencing chronic, transitional, or episodic homelessness, in addition to those living in poor quality housing or at risk of becoming homeless. Stigma and social alienation […]

by ahnationtalk on October 12, 202038 Views

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