Tuesday, November 25, 2014

November 1 - 24, 2014

MANITOBA

Province and MMF team up to build affordable housing

MetroNews Winnipeg, November 14, 2014
The province and the Manitoba Métis Federation (MMF) have partnered to build new affordable housing in Winnipeg and across the province

Slow growth along rapid-transit line
Winnipeg Free Press, November 15, 2014
City's largest infill-housing project three years behind


New Affordable and Supportive Housing Opens in Dauphin
Media Release, November 14, 2014
he Governments of Canada and Manitoba, along with Kinsmen Villa Group, officially opened the Mountain View Villa apartment complex today, providing 40 new affordable apartments for seniors in Dauphin.


Solving homelessness would cost you $46
Winnipeg Sun, October 29, 2014
Although there is currently a plan in place to build 350 units of affordable housing in Winnipeg the next three years, those on the ground say it's not enough.

New digs for New Journey Housing
Winnipeg Free Press October 28, 2014
A charity that helps newcomers to Canada find places to live has moved, too. New Journey Housing has relocated from Portage Place to bigger digs at 200-305 Broadway.


CANADA


Housing Month promotes affordable housing nation-wide 
Edmonton Sun, November 24, 2014 
“It's a day of awareness about the importance of affordable housing and the need for housing in our communities” 

Housing affordability stays top of mind for Metro Vancouver mayors
Vancouver Sun, November 21, 2014
An Insights West poll concluded earlier this month showed that housing affordability was the most important issue for almost half of Vancouver residents

How affordable is affordable housing? 
rabble.ca, November 21, 2014
Despite high demand for housing in Winnipeg, some new non-profit housing projects are having difficulties filling some of their suites. Housing that has been officially designated as "affordable" is sitting vacant. Frontline housing advocates are rightly concerned

Homeless foundation plans affordable housing project in Calgary
Calgary Herald, November 17, 2014  
The Calgary Homeless Foundation plans to build an affordable housing development in the southwest community of Bankview in the hopes of helping more Calgarians get off — and stay off — the streets.


Novel Map Targets Hidden Opportunities for Affordable Housing
TheTyee.ca, November 17, 2014
Enter the Rental Housing Index, launched today by the B.C. Non-Profit Housing Association as the umbrella group kicked off a conference for more than 800 delegates aptly subtitled, "From Crisis to Opportunity."


Rental Housing Index shows crisis level of spending in BC
Vancouver Observer, November 14, 2014
BC Non-Profit Housing Association launches innovative ‘Rental Housing Index’ that brings crucial rental data to the forefront.


The Affordable Housing Gap Is Only Getting Wider
Huffington Post Canada, October 24, 2014
Housing affordability has become a major challenge in urban Canada. The recent housing price inflation in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Ottawa and other large urban centres is forcing households to spend significantly more on housing than they should.

Former homeless addict turned professor wins national dissertation
Canadian Press, October 28, 2014
Weissman got the 2014 Distinguished Dissertation Award from the Canadian Association of Graduate Studies. It recognized his 13-year multimedia project comparing government housing with shanty towns and other communities set up by homeless residents in Toronto's former tent city and in the U.S.


INTERNATIONAL


USA - A What's-Next Moment for San Francisco's Housing Crisis
CityLab, Nov 19 2014

UK - Rising housing costs will push millions into poverty
BBC News-Nov 17, 2014
The rising cost of private rents will push future generations into poverty and add billions to the housing benefit bill, according to social policy charity the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

USA - The Case for Trailer Parks
The Atlantic, October 24, 2014
Houses made in a factory are a cheap and energy-efficient way for poorer Americans to become homeowners—plus, these days, the mass-produced units can be pretty spiffy.

Global - The Global affordable housing crisis
City metric, November 5, 2014
Next in “no one can afford houses anymore” news: a report has revealed that city-dwellers in the world’s 2,400 largest cities are paying out $650bn more than they can afford, just to put a roof over their heads.

Global - Four Steps to Fix the Global Affordable Housing Shortage
Arch Daily, November 3, 2014
According to the report, adequate and affordable housing could be out of reach for more than 1.6 billion people within a decade. The comprehensive report examines everything from income to cost of heating, boiling down the data into four key mandates aimed at solving the global housing crisis.

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