Queen’s medical students call for report to include precariously housed in city processes

A group of Queen’s medical students are celebrating as the City of Kingston embraces their calls for more inclusionary housing and homelessness policy development. At Tuesday’s council meeting, City Council unanimously passed a motion calling for the meaningful and compensated inclusion of people who have experienced homelessness on relevant municipal committees, working groups, and task […]

Access to housing for all is key to Kitchener’s long-term prosperity

June 2019 was a watershed moment in Canada when the National Housing Strategy Act received royal assent. For the first time in the country’s history, the right to housing was enshrined in domestic legislation. It’s worth reiterating that this was a big moment. Not just for Canada, but for people all over the world looking […]

Biden administration extends residential eviction ban until end of July

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The Biden administration on Thursday said it was extending the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) COVID-19 residential eviction moratorium until July 31 but said it would not grant further extensions. Reuters first reported the expected one-month extension on Tuesday. The national ban on residential evictions was first implemented last September and […]

City of Grande Prairie announces strategy to battle homelessness

A new homelessness strategy offers a set of beliefs, areas of focus, and measurements for the city of Grande Prairie, based on lessons from the past decade. Following Tuesday’s Grande Prairie Protective and Community Services committee meeting director Chris Manuel clarified the city’s proposed strategy on homelessness. “I think there are a number of factors […]

City of Red Deer rejects downtown homeless shelter, searches for lot

‘We’re not heartless,’ city councillor says. Red Deer city council says a temporary homeless shelter must move by Sept. 30, but the facility has nowhere to go. At a meeting this week, council directed administration to bring back a report exploring options for the purchase of a site for a permanent shelter. The province says plans for a […]

Toronto mayor to review clearing of homeless encampment from Trinity Bellwoods

At least 14 people living in park have accepted city’s help to relocate, city says. At least 14 people who were living in an encampment at Trinity Bellwoods Park have accepted the city’s help relocating, according to a city of Toronto news release. In the release on Wednesday, the city said nine people left, “declining […]