News and Announcements

NEWS | Edmonton mayor asks province, Ottawa for $1.1B for affordable housing

February 26, 2019

Mayor Don Iveson is calling on the provincial and federal governments to provide $1.127 billion for affordable housing in Edmonton over the next five years. Affordable housing reduces the strain on the health care, social services and justice systems, he said. “Just think of the money we will all save on health care and policing … Read More

NEWS | Supporting Fort Saskatchewan affordable housing

February 15, 2019

Fort Saskatchewan residents with low income will soon have a new option for safe, modern and affordable housing, with support from the Alberta government. The province is investing $6 million toward an affordable housing project in Fort Saskatchewan. The new development is expected to provide around 83 one- and two-bedroom units for families and seniors … Read More

NEWS | New affordable housing facility opens in southwest Calgary

February 15, 2019

A new affordable housing facility opened in southwest Calgary on Tuesday. Wildwood’s three-storey stacked townhomes at 4012 Bow Trail S.W. feature high-efficiency windows, water heaters and Energy Star label appliances for sustainability’s sake. All but one of its 48 units have already been filled. The Alberta government provided a $10.9-million grant for the project’s construction, … Read More

NEWS | Hope Mission wins right to rebuild 400-bed homeless shelter

February 12, 2019

Hope Mission has won the right to tear down and rebuild the 63-year-old Herb Jamieson Centre, despite community concerns the concentration of homeless services is damaging the neighbourhood. A decision from the city’s arm’s-length subdivision and development appeal board gives the not-for-profit agency the right to rebuild a structure with cots for 400 men at … Read More

NEWS | Residents voice concerns opposing Peaks of Grassi housing development

February 5, 2019

Canmore residents had their say at the public hearing for Peaks Landing District Bylaw 2018-14 at the Council chambers on January 29, after Council received a new application in January to rezone the area and allow development, and approved the first reading. Roughly 100 people attended the three-hour hearing. The majority in attendance were opposed … Read More

NEWS | How Canadians are grappling with hidden homelessness

February 5, 2019

The Canadian Observatory on Homelessness defined hidden homelessness as having temporary, insecure accommodation that can include couch surfing, staying with family and friends or sleeping in cars. People living with hidden homelessness are invisible to the service system. A 2016 study released by Statistics Canada reported that nearly one in 10 Canadians experience hidden homelessness … Read More

NEWS | Heartland Housing Foundation appoints new Executive Director

January 25, 2019

The Heartland Housing Foundation has appointed a new executive director, Nancy Simmonds. Nancy comes from GEF Seniors Housing and has extensive experience in social and seniors housing at the senior management level in both operations and finance. In addition, Nancy possesses her CPA, CA designation giving her experience in public accounting practice prior to joining … Read More

NEWS | CHRA Indigenous Housing Caucus has received $189,000 in funding

January 22, 2019

CHRA’s Indigenous Housing Caucus has received $189,000 in funding as part of a collaborative federal research grant from the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation and Indigenous Services Canada to identify issues – such as expiry of operating agreements, waitlists, and housing management – most prevalently affecting urban, rural, and northern Indigenous housing service providers. Acknowledging … Read More