Nova Scotians will no longer need home address to get income assistance

Advocates says long-standing requirement left homeless in catch-22 situation People who don’t have a home address, but also don’t want to live in a shelter, will soon be able to apply for income assistance. Nova Scotia’s Department of Community Services is ending a long-standing policy that only people who can provide a home address can get […]

London book examines intersection of homelessness, poverty, mental illness

Homeless Canadian veterans ask for social service with a military structure and adherence to schedule, and housing and help for addictions that can surface years down the road. Homeless youth want less structure and looser schedules, and help dealing with either housing or addictions, generally not both at once. London book examines intersection of homelessness, […]

Medicine Hat becomes first Canadian community to eradicate chronic homelessness

LETHBRIDGE — Putting an end to homelessness is a feat that many communities consider to be very difficult. However, the City of Medicine Hat, along with the Medicine Hat Community Housing Society (MHCHC), now say they’ve done just that. “Becoming the first Canadian city to reach this achievement is a testament to the dedication and […]