Biden Administration aims to reduce homelessness

WASHINGTON — The Biden Administration is putting a fresh wave of funding toward its stated goal of making a serious dent in homelessness across the country. Despite a wave of public support and a nationwide eviction moratorium, Housing Secretary Marcia Fudge said as many of 580,000 people experienced homelessness in the middle of the pandemic. […]

Ontario construction training program targets disadvantaged youth

TORONTO – The Ontario government has announced it is spending $2 million in a project that will offer 150 underprivileged youth paid training and work experience for construction jobs in Ottawa, Hamilton and the Greater Toronto Area. The 10-week pre-apprenticeship program, led by Brook Restoration Ltd., is offered to youth in disadvantaged communities, ages 18 […]

‘Housing first’ builds hope for the homeless

Breadcrumb Trail Links Opinion Column ‘Housing first’ builds hope for the homeless            Author of the article: Gene Monin Publishing date: May 17, 2021  •  16 hours ago  •  2 minute read  •  Join the conversation Article content Are we enabling homelessness? When, where will it end? The number of homeless in Canada […]

Kingston Youth Services Hub aiming to solve youth homelessness

Last year, City Council approved Princess Street United Church’s conversion into a new youth centre, Kingston Youth Services Hub, to cater to the needs of at-risk homeless youth in the community.  The leading organization for the project, Home Base Housing (HBH), responsible for planning and managing the youth hub, is a not-for-profit organization working and […]