Homeless people coming to Sudbury present challenges

Original Article: https://northernontario.ctvnews.ca/homeless-people-coming-to-sudbury-present-challenges-1.5416685 here has been a recent increase in homeless people in Sudbury with an influx of people from other areas coming to the city. It’s an increase people who work with the homeless see every spring but there are concerns about people travelling in the pandemic and bringing the virus with them. “There […]

‘People are dying on the ground’: Doctor speaks out after 4 homeless deaths

An exasperated London doctor is calling out city hall and city residents after four homeless patients died in four days, amid a months-long jump in homeless deaths. “Where is the public outcry? People are dying on the ground in London,” Andrea Sereda, a family physician at the London InterCommunity Health Centre (LIHC), said Wednesday. The […]

Report calls for removal of barriers to housing for ex-offenders

Original Article: https://www.thewhig.com/news/report-calls-for-removal-of-barriers-to-housing-for-ex-offenders?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook#Echobox=1620312864 A report from Sophia Lachapelle, a research assistant at the University of Ottawa and former a graduate student at Queen’s University, says former incarcerated people are experiencing challenges with reintegration into the Kingston community, especially when it comes to finding adequate housing. The report, published Wednesday and titled “It’s set up so […]

Minister of Middle-Class Prosperity and Associate Minister of Finance Mona Fortier Announces Canada and Ontario Will Provide Affordable Homes for Veterans in Ottawa

Original Article: https://news.ontario.ca/en/release/61184/canada-and-ontario-provide-affordable-homes-for-veterans-in-ottawa Ottawa, Ontario – Everyone deserves a safe and affordable place to call home. The COVID-19 crisis has made it clear that affordable housing is key to Canada and Ontario’s recovery, as communities across the country and province are dealing with the devastating impacts of rising levels of homelessness and housing need.  Today, […]

Toronto woman finally has a place to call home after years of living on the streets

Original Article: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/nikki-renaud-new-apartment-1.6013617 After years of homelessness, Nikki Renaud recently received the keys to her new home, thanks in part to a YWCA housing program for vulnerable women. Renaud, a 40-year-old Indigenous woman from Kapuskasing, Ont., who is also recovering from years of heavy drinking, says she got close to the brink of death last year. The mother of […]

Governments spend more than $250M on Vancouver properties to reduce homelessness this year

Original Article: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/vancouver-properties-hotels-homeless-1.6006017 One year ago, B.C. Non-Profit Housing Association CEO Jill Atkey suggested governments should consider buying underused hotels for low-income residents.  Her pitch has come to fruition — and then some.  “I think it’s safe to say that it’s a pretty historic investment acquisition,” said Atkey.  A CBC News analysis shows all three […]

Winnipeg beer garden’s outreach to homeless encampment leads to housing for some

Original Article: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/beer-can-homeless-encampment-1.6015608 By just trying to be good neighbours, a pop-up beer garden in Winnipeg may have helped some people experiencing homelessness find a place to live.  When they chose to set up at the Granite Curling Club — on Granite Way, just west of the Osborne Street bridge — the owners of The […]

Government of Canada launches call for innovative concepts to prevent and eliminate homelessness

Original Article: https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/news/2021/04/reaching-home-call-for-concept.html Every Canadian deserves a safe and affordable place to call home. Today, the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, Ahmed Hussen, launched a call for concepts for innovative projects to prevent and eliminate homelessness under the Community Capacity and Innovation stream of Reaching Home: Canada’s Homelessness Strategy. The Government of Canada […]

Kingston’s 2020 housing data an ‘anomaly,’ city staff say

Original Article: https://www.thewhig.com/news/local-news/kingstons-2020-housing-data-an-anomaly-city-staff-say KINGSTON — A downtown city councillor said city staff are discounting housing data from last year that showed the rental vacancy rate was approaching a healthy state. After years of below-average rental availability, and planning policies and decisions made to help alleviate it, city staff said last year’s data from the Canada […]