News - Housing

May 6, 2006
The May 2006 issue of Housing Again features: Feature: Counting the Homeless, Community Profile: The Street Culture Kidz Project Inc. News Briefs: Recognizing Programs that Support Homeless or At-...
Keywords: Housing, All of Canada
April 1, 2006
Calgary's rent prices are becoming too high for many social agencies to continue having their offices in the city's downtown. These agencies chose to be based from downtown because much of Calgary's...
Keywords: Alberta, Housing
April 1, 2006
Closure of a residential hotel in Vancouver's downtown eastside causes criticism. The hotel was closed as a result of its failure to adhere to fire saftey regulations. However, the fact that it was...
Keywords: Housing, British Columbia
April 1, 2006
The March 2006 issue of Housing Again features: The Housing Agenda - Post Election and also looks at issues related to homeless youth.
Keywords: Homelessness, Housing, All of Canada
April 1, 2006
A report written in 1912 indicates the importance of housing: "It is from the standpoint of the health of the people that the all-important question of housing must be approached. Housing conditions...
Keywords: Health, Housing, All of Canada
January 8, 2006
Police threaten to close down three rooming hotels on Vancouver's Downtown Eastside.(Link removed - No longer exists) The reasons behind the closures are the misconduct of the hotels' management and...
Keywords: Housing, British Columbia
January 8, 2006
Cathy Crowe's January newsletter focuses on housing and the Federal Election.
Keywords: Housing, All of Canada
December 9, 2005
The Housing Again Bulletin is a monthly electronic bulletin highlighting housing and homelessness initiatives in communities across Canada sponsored by Raising the Roof as part of the Housing Again...
Keywords: Housing, All of Canada
December 7, 2005
Download the 12 page winter edition of the the National Disaster Post's housing newsletter (in PDF).
Keywords: Housing, All of Canada
December 5, 2005
Recent municipal elections sparked a housing forum in Penticton, BC. It was attended by at least 150 people and all candidates and all running for Mayor attended to give their viewpoints. The...
Keywords: Housing, British Columbia
November 8, 2005
The Housing Again Bulletin is a monthly electronic bulletin highlighting what people are doing to put housing back on the public agenda across Canada and around the world, sponsored by Raising the...
Keywords: Housing, All of Canada
November 5, 2005
Homefest is a concert to raise awareness of the housing crisis hurting the lives of thousands of people in Edmonton. Money raised by the concert will be donated to support housing needs in Edmonton...
Keywords: Alberta, Art and Culture, Housing
October 2, 2005
"A Home For All? - homelessness policy challenges for Labour’s Third Term, shows that despite warm words, Government housing policy is still completely failing to provide affordable properties for...
Keywords: Housing, International
June 29, 2005
A senior in Yellowknife has been evicted from her publicly-subsidized home, which she had lived in for 14 years. She is expected to give up her two bedroom home and move into a seniors home. This...
Keywords: Housing, Seniors and Elders, Northwest Territories
March 10, 2005
The federal government will have an estimated $45 billion in surplus over the next three years – money that could significantly reduce poverty and inequalities in Canada and lay to rest overheated...
Keywords: Government Policy, Housing, All of Canada
December 3, 2004
Despite its important contribution to Canada’s social and economic policy goals, housing has become a policy orphan. In this December 2004 report, Housing is Good Social Policy (in PDF), Tom Carter...
Keywords: Housing, All of Canada
October 16, 2004
This year marks the 5th anniversary of National Housing Day. On November 22nd communities across the country will host events, drawing attention to the dire need for affordable social housing. The...
Keywords: Housing, Organizing, All of Canada
September 3, 2004
The provincial government is playing a shell game with social housing in BC, diverting $89 million in federal funds earmarked for new social housing into assisted living spaces in the health care...
Keywords: Housing, British Columbia
March 19, 2004
The Federal Government dedicated a surplus building in Kingston Ontario to be used for housing aboriginal families who are without adequate homes. This project is part of the National Housing...
Keywords: Housing, Indigenous, Ontario
March 19, 2004
Paul Martin promised anti-poverty activists that he would put forward a housing releif plan as part of his party's platform upon entering the next election. Although he wouldn't say how much he would...
Keywords: Housing, All of Canada
January 30, 2004
"The intention of this booklet is to give voice and strength to the many people living in BC’s Capital Region who are living on low income. Many have shared very personal stories of their housing...
Keywords: Housing, British Columbia
August 29, 2003
The closure of the Con mine in Yellowknife is causing much strife among residents of the area. Many mine employees, who lost their jobs due to the closure, live on territory which is part of the...
Keywords: Housing, Northwest Territories
August 26, 2003
The Evaluation of the National Homelessness Initiative: Implementation and Early Outcomes of the HRDC-based Components is available on the Human Resources Development Canada website.
Keywords: Housing, All of Canada
July 20, 2003
While all levels of government talk about a national housing strategy and curbing homelessness and poverty, tens of thousands of Canadians including thousands of children are paying the price for our...
Keywords: Homelessness, Housing, All of Canada
April 26, 2003
In her Report tabled April 8, 2003 in the House of Commons, the Auditor General of Canada, Sheila Fraser, expresses concern over the continued critical shortage of adequate housing for First Nations...
Keywords: Housing, Indigenous, All of Canada
April 23, 2003
The province and Ottawa are paving the way for better homes for the poor, investing $30 million into new housing for low to moderate income families. People who work with people in need welcome the...
Keywords: Housing, New Brunswick
April 23, 2003
Originally the government of the Northwest Territories announced a new rent scale for people living in public housing that would see people with higher incomes paying more for their government...
Keywords: Housing, Northwest Territories
November 29, 2002
Not everyone may realize that governments in Canada are obligated to ensure that everyone has adequate housing. However, Canada is a signatory to international human rights treaties that oblige...
Keywords: Housing, All of Canada
November 29, 2002
National Housing Day is November 22, 2002 and the National Housing and Homelessness Network (NHHN) is encouraging people to get involved. The NHHN's website and the Toronto Disaster Relief Committee...
Keywords: Housing, Organizing, All of Canada
August 14, 2002
Elders in Inuvik have organized and are demanding town council to move ahead with plans to develop a popular tourist campground into a multi-unit housing complex. Read a CBC story about the elder's...
Keywords: Housing, Indigenous, Seniors and Elders, Northwest Territories
June 8, 2002
Affordable housing was the topic of a debate following Libby Davies' Private Members Bill C-416, an act to provide for adequate, accessible and affordable housing for Canadians, be read the second...
Keywords: Housing, All of Canada
June 8, 2002
The National Housing and Homelessness Network (NHHN) has issued a statement on which provinces are living up to the agreement signed in November 2001. In that agreement all ten provinces agreed to...
Keywords: Housing, All of Canada
May 17, 2002
Today, widespread homelessness in Canada is recognized as a national disaster that is both urban and rural and which most dramatically effects women. Despite this, programs and responses to...
Keywords: Housing, Women, All of Canada
February 15, 2002
February 14 and 15, 2002 We held two days of meetings with 40 housing advocates representing coalitions and community-based organizations across the province. We came from Parry Sound, Toronto,...
Keywords: Homelessness, Housing, Ontario
January 18, 2002
On December 18, 2001 the Governments of Canada and British Columbia announced the signing of an Affordable Housing Agreement which will provide $177.4 million over the next five years to help...
Keywords: Housing, All of Canada
January 18, 2002
According to the National Housing and Homelessness Network Canada has moved another big step towards a fully-funded national housing program, thanks to effective political pressure at the federal-...
Keywords: Housing, All of Canada
December 6, 2001
The Centre for Equality Rights in Accommodation (CERA) reports, in Challenging Homelessness and Poverty (in RTF), income criteria found to constitute discrimination based on race and age to be...
Keywords: Housing, Tenants' Rights, Ontario
October 26, 2001
Nationally, Jim O'Dea (former chair of B.C. Housing) has been hired by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) to help them prepare for the federal-provincial-territorial housing ministers'...
Keywords: Housing, All of Canada
October 5, 2001
The first in a series of policy analyses based on Statistics Canada’s Survey of Financial Security by J. David Hulchanski, PhD, MCIP, Director, Centre for Urban and Community Studies and Professor of...
Keywords: Housing, Ontario
October 5, 2001
In August the Federal, provincial and territorial housing ministers made an important promise at their annual summit. They promised to sign-off on a new national housing program at a special meeting...
Keywords: Housing, Organizing, All of Canada