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  • City seeks input to tackle homelessness

    September 25, 2019

    The city is asking for help to eliminate its homelessness issue. “No one person or agency or program can end homelessness alone,” Tracy Flaherty-Willmott, with OrgCode Consulting Inc., told a large group gathered on Monday at the Brantford Convention Centre. The Brantford-Brant Community Conversation on Homelessness, organized by city staff, was expected to attract close to 200 participants for daytime

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  • Ontario Government Moves to Protect Social Housing Tenants

    September 25, 2019

    TORONTO ― Ontario is protecting people who live in community housing, especially vulnerable seniors and children, by allowing housing providers to turn away tenants who have been evicted from community housing for serious crimes. “Our government is sending a clear message that dangerous criminal activity is not welcome in community housing,” said Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing. “People

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  • Housing Affordability Is A Major Election Issue For Canadians

    September 25, 2019

    A recent CBC poll revealed that despite Canada’s strong economic growth, affordable housing remains a top-of-mind issue for the majority of voters. With the rising costs of basics such as food and gas, Canadians are reeling from the anxiety to afford life in general. That anxiety includes, first and foremost, affordable housing. Poll respondents said that the lack of available rental units

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  • Guelph’s United Way 2019 campaign launch highlights work around homelessness, addictions

    September 14, 2019

    The kickoff to the United Way‘s 2019 fundraising campaign in Guelph on Thursday morning struck a more serious tone compared to years past. The launch has been known for its elaborate ways of unveiling the organization’s annual campaign goals, like last year when organizers shot basketballs into nets attached to skyjacks. Read more

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  • Municipal expert calls city housing recommendation ‘dangerous idea’

    September 14, 2019

    “An enormously dangerous idea,” is how municipal leadership author Gord Hume describes a plan to appoint a single manager at city hall to lead the turnaround of public housing. In response to a damning KPMG report, city staff have recommended council oust the board of directors for London Middlesex Community Housing (LMCH) and the Housing Development Corporation, then appoint a

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