Former mayor and premier Michael Harcourt and two of the city's best-known planners question plans to add highrise towers to Vancouver's Downtown Eastside, claiming that it will severely and detrimentally affect the availability of affordable housing and cause serious displacement issues for the most vulnerable people currently living in the area.
The Nova Scotia government announced Sunday it will spend $2 million over the next year to build affordable housing for low-income families in Cape Breton.
Premier Darrell Dexter said a call for construction tenders to build semi-detached houses will got out in the next few weeks.
REGINA – NDP leader Jack Layton was in Regina on January 19th, as part of his cross-country tour. Layton is calling on the Conservatives to invest in a national housing strategy.
Through the Streetohome Foundation, business leaders are hoping to raise $26.5 million to build permanent supportive housing in Vancouver.
The Government of Canada is about to change mortgage rules, including a move to maximum 30-year amortizations instead of 35 years for buyers who require mortgage insurance.
THE Gillard government will investigate why Australians become homeless, in a bid to improve targeting of the $5 billion being spent on them.
Three high school students from Westmount Secondary school in Hamilton were outside city hall the morning of January 14, with placards encouraging their local MP, David Sweet, to support Bill C-304.
Included in this shuffle was Darin King, who leaves education to become minster of human resources, labour and employment - a position that also gives him responsibility over the Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation.
To close 2010 and ring in 2011, CHRA President, Bruce Pearce and Executive Director, Jody Ciufo, wrote a letter to members and partners of CHRA to let them know where we've been and where we're going.
The Canadian mining company Goldcorp Inc. has unveiled a $5-million donation to be put toward building affordable housing in Vancouver.