Rural Homeless Enumeration 2018

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com In April of 2018, Bruce County and Grey County each conducted a homelessness enumeration using a Period Prevalence Count (PPC) methodology in their respective counties. The problem of homelessness is most often associated with urban communities, however, a growing body of research over the past 15 years has shown that … Continue reading Rural Homeless Enumeration 2018

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Defining Adequate Housing

Housing is a basic need and is internationally recognized as a human right. Housing forms the foundation for our homes, neighbourhoods and communities. Housing provides shelter, security, a space in which family life can happen and where children grow up and thrive. Yet, for many people, their housing jeopardizes their health and well-being. The unfit conditions in … Continue reading Defining Adequate Housing

Housing is a Human Right

Canada has adopted a Rights-Based approach to its first-ever National Housing Strategy on November 22nd, 2017.  They have announced their new strategy with a $41 billion budget over the next 10 years. In addition to existing programs,  what is new? $15.9 billion for a National Housing Co-investment Fund  $4.7 billion in financial contributions and $11.2 … Continue reading Housing is a Human Right

PTF Housing Action Group Minutes_3 Dec 2014

Housing Action Group of the Poverty Task Force met on December 3rd, 2014. Bob Hart, Public Health shared a logic model for the Housing Action Groups' Above Standard Housing Project.  There is buy-in from the municipalities and they recognize the relationship between health and housing. There is consideration to provide a workshop for this group … Continue reading PTF Housing Action Group Minutes_3 Dec 2014

Housing Action Group Minutes_27 February 2014

The Housing Action Group met on 27 February 2014 and focused on developing a plan to address substandard rental housing units throughout the Counties – how to define the type, magnitude and distribution of housing conditions in Grey and Bruce Counties.  The goals of the project will be to 1) improve communication between CBO and … Continue reading Housing Action Group Minutes_27 February 2014

Housing First, Women Second? Gendering Housing First

Homes for Women, a campaign to prevent, reduce, and ultimately end the homelessness of women and girls in Canada is concerned that the existing gender gap in research examining Housing First models will influence the allocation of almost $600 million – $119 million over 5 years – committed by the federal government in Budget 2013 … Continue reading Housing First, Women Second? Gendering Housing First

District of Muskoka scraps development charge waivers for affordable housing

Huntsville Forester ByAlison Brownlee,  June 26th HUNTSVILLE – The District of Muskoka has scrapped development charge waivers for affordable housing and has replaced them with a new program. “The development charge waivers were the best plan we had in the early stages,” said Huntsville Coun. Fran Coleman. “I didn’t want to do away with those … Continue reading District of Muskoka scraps development charge waivers for affordable housing