Governments of Canada and Manitoba celebrate the official opening of
Living Gospel Church (LGC) Family Place located at 525/527 William
Media Release, November 8, 2013
BC Housing Probes Non-Profit Housing Society
Huffington Post Canada, November 7, 2013
Portland Hotel Society provides social housing and support for people
with mental illnesses and chronic substance-abuse issues on the Downtown
Eastside, and it also operates a supervised safe-injection site with
Vancouver Coastal Health.
Affordable housing in near-crisis state in Canada, official says
Halifax Chronicle Herald, November 2, 2013
housing trouble of near-crisis proportions in this country and a
long-term solution is required to fix the problem, says the Federation
of Canadian Municipalities’ top staffer.
Vancouver company hopes to kickstart micro home revolution with $25k units
Global News, October 29, 2013
Micro Homes is raising funds on the crowd-funding website indiegogo to
make affordable micro homes a reality. Kent says there are multiple
uses for homes which are about 160 square feet in size.
Toronto considers purchase of 71 condo units for affordable housing
News, October 29, 2013
The city may buy 71 suites in a proposed waterfront
condo development, to use as affordable housing for lower-income
UK: Housing innovation funds can provide creative spark in a stagnant sector
Guardian (blog), November 7, 2013
For social housing providers, this is as
much a strength as it is a straitjacket. With public funding drying up
fast, there is greater demand for innovative ideas.
USA: What It Will Take to Establish a Philadelphia Land Bank
The Next City, October 30, 2013
Advocates who want a land bank to manage Philadelphia’s 12,000 vacant city-owned properties face many political challenges.
OTHER URBAN STUFF
Pop-Up Planning: New Methods for Transforming the Public Process
ThisBigCity.org, November 5, 2013
City of Santa Monica and Melendrez - Los Angeles-based urban designers –
along with help from Community Arts Resources, brought the idea of
pilot and pop-up, tactical urbanism into the planning process, with a
festival/workshop/installation called Pop-Up MANGo, the first event of
its kind in the region.