Saturday, March 22, 2014

March 15 - 21, 2014

PLACES

http://www.flickr.com/photos/christiansphotos/5987055906/

The Ryan Brothers Building at 110 James Avenue is now the District Condominiums.

MANITOBA

Expanded Ma Mawi Chi Itata Centre Reopens
ChrisD.ca, March 20, 2014
The renovations add nearly 9,000-square-feet of space to allow for support services for aboriginal children, youth, individuals and families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless in a culturally appropriate manner. 

CANADA

Homelessness in Edmonton needs to be stopped at the source
Edmonton Sun, March 20, 2014
The root causes of homelessness need to be dealt with if the province is to end homelessness.  That’s according to a presentation by the Alberta Interagency Council on Homelessness.

Free booze, beds for homeless can save taxpayer money
CBC.ca, March 17, 2014
For the past two years, Shelter House in Thunder Bay has been offering free booze and a bunk to homeless alcoholics.

Co-op housing residents need new funding to replace lost federal dollars
Metro Vancouver, march 21, 2014
Within seven years housing co-ops across Canada will be without federal funding, with Vancouver’s first co-op scheduled to finish its contract this year.  Currently one-third of residents living inside of co-op housing units require low-income subsidies to help pay their rent, otherwise they wouldn’t be able to live there.

The Portland Hotel Society’s work must go on
National Post, March 17, 2014
PHS has been working in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (DTES) for the past 23 years. In that time, we have seen a massive decrease in overdose death rates, HIV infection rates have dropped dramatically, life expectancy has increased by 10 years and some of the most troubled and marginalized individuals have found stable homes.

INTERNATIONAL

London's Century-Old Idea to Address Its Affordable Housing Crisis
The Atlantic Cities, March 20, 2014
The Garden City is back.

Philly Has an Income Problem, Not a Housing Affordability Problem
Next City, March 20, 2014
While it’s always good to see well-meaning city leaders engaging with housing affordability and cost of living issues, the big problem with Clarke’s plan is that the housing affordability “crisis” he’s worrying about doesn’t actually exist.

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