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Province Adds Beds for Homeless in Halifax

December 14, 2020 Too many people do not have a place to call home and the COVID-19 pandemic is making their situation even worse. Public health protocols such as physical distancing mean fewer beds are available at a time when more people need them. That’s why the province is taking further steps to address homelessness […]

by ahnationtalk on December 14, 202028 Views

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Assembly Congratulates Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre on Funding for Urban Housing

On International Human Rights Day, the Manitoba Human Rights Commission calls upon governments and decision-makers to renew their commitment to ensuring that our response to the COVID-19 pandemic centres human rights principles. Today, the Commission released an update to its April 8th Report entitled A human rights based approach to the COVID-19 pandemic: Principles and […]

by ahnationtalk on December 11, 202060 Views

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National strategy could reset urban Indigenous housing, but some say more is needed – CBC

Some advocates say affordable housing must find a new and sustainable model Sep 17, 2020 Patti Doyle-Bedwell still remembers how it felt to be a poor student in subsidized housing, fighting with her landlord to get the sink fixed. “It’s like you’re not worthy of anything. That was the way I felt all the time. […]

by ahnationtalk on September 17, 202059 Views

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Nunatsaivut woman calls for equity following gifting of 300 homes in Labrador – The Telegram

A Nunatsiavut beneficiary living in St. John’s has started a petition asking for what she says is equitable treatment among all mortgage holding members of the Inuit government It was recently announced the Torngat Regional Housing Commission (TRHA), which provided social housing in five Nunatsiavut communities, was giving the approximately 300 homes to the mortgage […]

by ahnationtalk on September 3, 202064 Views

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New building for the Aboriginal Family Centre in Happy Valley-Goose Bay will benefit Indigenous communities of Labrador and local residents

From: Infrastructure Canada Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador, July 30, 2020—The health and well-being of Canadians are the top priorities of the governments of Canada, and Newfoundland and Labrador. But the COVID-19 pandemic has affected more than our personal health. It is having a profound effect on the economy. That is why governments have […]

by ahnationtalk on July 30, 2020146 Views

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CBU receives major funding to lead national research initiative on affordable housing

Cape Breton University (CBU) will lead a national research initiative on the importance of affordable rental housing for those in greatest need, with significant investments from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) and the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). Dr. Catherine-Leviten Reid, Associate Professor in the MBA in Community Economic […]

by ahnationtalk on July 28, 2020146 Views

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Eskasoni man receives new home after living in shack for seven years – CTV News

May 31, 2020 ESKASONI FIRST NATION, N.S. — After seven years of living in a rundown shack, a man is finally receiving much-needed relief thanks to the community of Eskasoni First Nation, N.S. Having witnessed a man sleeping in a shack in the dead of winter, volunteers from Eskasoni spent months building a better shelter […]

by ahnationtalk on June 1, 2020151 Views

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Multi-million tranche allocated for Indigenous housing in Nova Scotia – Mortgage Broker News

Nova Scotia has signed an agreement to further support Indigenous housing with the renovation of dozens of urban housing units in the province. The pact, which was cemented in early March, will set aside $3.7 million as funding for the repair and revitalization of 36 rental units owned and operated by the Tawaak Housing Association. […]

by ahnationtalk on April 1, 2020138 Views

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Nova Scotia government signs $3.7-million Indigenous housing agreement – The Chronicle Herald

HALIFAX, N.S. — The province and federal government are ponying up $3.7 million to repair 36 low-income urban Indigenous housing units and fund 51 rent supplements. The funding is for Tawaak Housing Association which oversees 141 units in Nova Scotia. In January, tenants of the non-profit housing group spoke out about unsafe living conditions and […]

by ahnationtalk on March 3, 2020135 Views

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NS Government: Agreement Provides More Support for Indigenous Housing

March 2, 2020 The quality of life for Nova Scotians greatly depends on access to safe and affordable housing. That is why the province has signed an agreement to fund the repair and renovation of rental units owned and operated by Tawaak Housing Association. Through the agreement, an investment of $3.7 million will be made […]

by ahnationtalk on March 3, 2020136 Views

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