Apple Has Provided Over $1 Billion in Affordable Housing Support to California

According to a press release published earlier today, Apple has provided over $1 billion USD in affordable housing support over the last 18 months to residents of the state of California. The financial commitment is part of the $2.5 billion USD Apple pledged to aid in the battle against California’s housing crisis in November, 2019. […]

Why Canada needs universal public housing

Like with health care, public housing should in most circumstances be free, says law student Charlotte Dalwood. Canada already has universal public health care. As the country moves into its new post-pandemic normal, it should implement universal public housing, too. Only a minority of Canadian households own their homes outright. Most have to make monthly […]

Canada Supports Rapid Housing Projects in Halifax

HALIFAX, NS, July 14, 2021 /CNW/ – Every Canadian deserves a safe and affordable place to call home. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has increased the need for affordable housing and led to rising levels of homelessness. The Government of Canada created a national strategy to build hundreds of thousands of units and provide affordable housing […]

Homelessness is an even greater challenge for people who have diabetes

Being homeless in Canada is accepted as a difficult thing. Being homeless and also being a diabetic is far more challenging, said a new article published this week in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. The study involved a small group of “co-researchers” who were previously diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes and experienced homelessness for periods […]

New homeless shelter confirmed for West Kelowna

A new homeless shelter in West Kelowna will open in the fall, BC Housing says. The modular shelter at 2515 Bartley Rd., will provide up to 38 safe, secure, and private studio units for people currently living at the West Kelowna United Church shelter and others experiencing homelessness or at risk. Each room will have […]

Chronic homelessness is expensive for taxpayers in Grande Prairie; Coordinated Care Campus one step closer to reality

On Monday night, Grande Prairie City Council agreed to purchase the Stonebridge Hotel and Conference Centre for $12.5-million, making the Coordinated Care Campus (CCC) a reality. Advertisement Article content An additional $3-million will go into renovation and upgrades to the soon-to-be supportive housing facilty. Chronic homelessness is expensive for taxpayers in Grande Prairie; Coordinated Care […]

Man experiencing homelessness run over, pepper-sprayed in Nanaimo, RCMP say

VANCOUVER — Police in Nanaimo say they are investigating a disturbing incident in which a person experiencing homelessness was run over and pepper-sprayed in the city. The incident occurred around 9:30 p.m. Saturday on Victoria Avenue near 102nd Street, Nanaimo RCMP said in a news release. Police said they received “numerous reports from independent witnesses” […]

Chronic homelessness in Waterloo Region climbs 34 per cent in 6 months

WATERLOO — The number of people experiencing chronic homelessness in the Waterloo Region increased by 34 per cent in just six months. There were 271 people who were identified as chronically homeless in November 2020. By May 2021, that number jumped to 365. The term chronically homeless is defined as someone who was homeless for […]

New air-conditioner policy leaves Moncton family on the verge of homelessness

NB Housing tenant can’t afford new air conditioner mandated by Department of Social Development A Moncton woman is worried a new NB Housing air-conditioner policy will leave her family homeless by the end of the month. Just last year, an NB Housing maintenance worker manually installed two window units in Shawna Stiles’s four-plex home — […]

Homeless Halifax man worries city will come after tents

Andrew Smith spent Saturday fearing he’d lose his home.  The tent he’s lived in for the entire pandemic was nearly ripped apart by a storm that swept through Halifax on Friday night.  He’d been on edge since Friday evening after learning about the city’s abrupt crackdown on 14 crisis shelters set up in Halifax and […]