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A new $13.95-million project, Parkdale ONE, in northeast Edmonton offers 70 one-, two- and three-bedroom housing units. The units are offered at a range of rents based on income to accommodate a wider range of Albertans.
On June 21, 2019 the federal “National Housing Strategy Act” was passed by the Senate and received Royal Assent. The National Housing Strategy Act includes the right to housing legislation and a federal requirement to develop and maintain a National Housing Strategy that takes into account a rights-based approach. A legislated right to housing, which … Read More
The Government of Alberta and Horizon Housing Society celebrated the grand opening of Calgary’s Horizon View affordable housing development on June 21. Horizon View offers a range of rent pricing based on income to ensure homes are affordable for a range of Calgarians – from homeless individuals to middle-income families. The start of construction on … Read More
Affordable housing options in all neighbourhoods is a solution to social disorder and not a problem, Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson said after city council unanimously voted to remove a non-market housing ban in five core neighbourhoods. “I’m really proud of our council’s leadership,” Iveson said following the firm decision. “Good affordable housing is one of … Read More
Some residents in the south Edmonton neighbourhood of Keheewin are worried about traffic and children’s safety if a proposed affordable housing development is approved for their area. The city is planning to build up to 182 housing units on an empty site next to Keheewin School, an elementary school at 1910 105th Street. The field … Read More
Near the townsite of Maskwacis on the Ermineskin Cree Nation, Carter Strongquill is showing a dozen teenagers how to measure and cut building material stacked up across a sawhorse bench, but he’s also realizing a lifelong ambition. “Being a young man growing up on a reserve, I’ve always dreamed of helping out my people and … Read More
Edmonton city council is a step closer to lifting a seven-year moratorium on new affordable housing in five of Edmonton’s core neighbourhoods. Pointing to undeserved stigma associated with social housing, council’s executive committee decided Monday (June 10) to reconsider the ban after hearing there is was correlation between low-income housing addresses and calls to police. … Read More
Housing rights advocates across Canada welcome amendments to the National Housing Strategy Act introduced by the government in the House of Commons. The amendments introduced by Minister Maryam Monsef accompany right to housing amendments proposed by the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance May 29.
The Canadian Observatory on Homelessness and the A Way Home Canada are partnering on the Making the Shift (MtS) Youth Homelessness Social Innovation Lab (MtS). The MtS is a Network of Centres of Excellence with an initial investment of $17.9 million over five years from the Government of Canada’s Research Tri-Council. This initiative will help … Read More
More than 4,000 individuals will get the chance to live in a more healthy way, thanks to a new research project that aims to build healthier communities, especially for seniors. The Housing for Health project was introduced at city hall and will be led by University of Alberta medical researcher Karen Lee. The goal is … Read More