Men’s emergency shelter eyed for south Aurora

For more than 40 years, Porter Place in East Gwillimbury has been York Region’s emergency shelter for men. But now that the building is nearing the end of its practical life, the Region is looking to lay the foundations of a purpose-built shelter in Aurora’s south end. The Region is eyeing 14452 Yonge Street, located […]

Provincial funding to help Sydney men learn skills to avoid homelessness

SYDNEY — As far as Fred Deveaux is concerned, provincial money to help men trying to escape homelessness in Cape Breton will end up changing their lives. “This funding will allow Cape Breton Community Housing to provide expanded residential support options for individuals who are exiting homelessness but who are not yet ready for living […]

Toronto mayor John Tory announces modular supportive housing coming to Etobicoke

A new modular affordable housing project will be coming to north Etobicoke. The project, which will house 113 people who are at risk for experiencing homelessness, will be built on Toronto Community Housing lands at 75 Tandridge Crescent. Mayor John Tory joined federal officials to announce the project May 13, in advance of the May […]

Law firm pledges $250K to combat homelessness in Chatham

After a decade serving the residents of Chatham-Kent, some might say Whittal + Company Law Firm (WCLF) has put down roots. But as part of the company’s celebration of its first decade in business, it is showing just how deep those roots are by pledging $250,000 over the next 10 years to help Chatham-Kent’s homeless. […]

How Bakersfield, California Ended Chronic Homelessness

Sometimes all it takes is a microwave. When homeless service providers in Bakersfield, California, were working their way down the list of people experiencing chronic homelessness in the area, trying to find housing units for each one, the groups had to solve for a variety of challenges, says Anna Laven, executive director of the Bakersfield […]

Women and homelessness, it’s a hellish cycle

In 1968, Coretta Scott King organized a Mother’s Day March to raise awareness for the plight of underprivileged women and children. This holiday in honour of mothers having just passed, it’s unfortunate that low-income women, and especially single mothers, still face overwhelming obstacles when it comes to finding safe and affordable housing. Women are bearing […]