Friday, June 21, 2013

Housing News for June 16 – 21, 2013


Government of Manitoba (Media release), June 21, 2013
The Governments of Canada, the Province of Manitoba and the City of Winnipeg, today announced $7.5 million for four Aboriginal housing projects to provide affordable accommodation for Winnipeg’s Aboriginal community.


Homeless Hub Research Paper released June 19, 2013

The Tyee, June 20, 2013
New research into Canada's housing crisis has yielded some disturbing conclusions, including findings that 200,000 Canadians experience homelessness every year, and three-quarters of that group is forced to stay in shelters at some point.

Digital Journal, June 20, 2013
A recent report on homelessness in Canada by the Canadian Homelessness Research Network (CHRN) and the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness shows the extent of the problem within Canada including statistics.

CTV News, June 20, 2013
According to the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, Saskatoon has seen a slight increase in vacancy rates. It's currently sitting at 3.3 per cent.

CBC News, June 19, 2013
Despite sporadic success in addressing homelessness in Canada, little progress has been made toward a permanent cross-country solution, says a national report into the extent of the problem.

Toronto Star, June 18, 2013
A “staggering and worsening” shortage of affordable housing threatens the health and well-being of low- and moderate-income Ontarians.

Globe and Mail, June 17, 2013
Bubble or not, houses are being priced out of reach for first-time buyers and households with income levels at or even a little above average. It may be time to redefine what we mean when we say houses are affordable.


The Guardian, June 20, 2013
The negativity associated with social housing in the UK does not exist in the Netherlands, where the reality is that almost everyone has a friend, or parent or grandparent, living in social housing. 

Sacramento Bee, June 20, 2013
For the past two years, the IKEA Foundation has been driving a unique collaboration with a team of Swedish designers and UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, to design a better refugee shelter for the millions of children and families forced to flee their homes every year.

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