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December 7, 2023

Fall Economic Statement 2023: a step in the right direction, but bold action is still needed

NationTalk: Canadian Housing and Renewal Association – Canada is struggling through a dramatically worsening housing crisis. Millions of Canadians – particularly those with lower incomes – have been experiencing rapidly rising housing costs driven in large part by an extreme supply shortfall. On November 21, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland tabled...

November 9, 2023

Affordable housing conference explores Indigenous housing justice

NationTalk: Unceded traditional territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwxwú7mesẖ (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations, Vancouver BC (November 9, 2023) – Housing advocates, policymakers, leaders and frontline providers will soon convene to explore new ways to deliver safe, affordable housing. The Housing Central Conference, running November 20 – 22, 2023, will highlight innovative ideas that address...

March 29, 2023

Nation to engage in a year-long planning process to maximize reserve lands’ financial and social value.

NationTalk: VANCOUVER, BC – The Squamish Nation Council today announced it will start the development of community capital plans and land use strategies for several Squamish Nation-owned lands. The Council has placed a moratorium on entertaining third-party proposals for developing its lands for one year as part of this process. This temporary pause on specified...

February 1, 2023

Buildex Vancouver: Modular construction a housing solution for First Nations

NationTalk: Journal of Commerce – One of the biggest challenges facing First Nations is the procurement of suitable housing for their members. At Buildex Vancouver 2023, a panel of housing experts will discuss how modular construction can help First Nations get the housing they need. The seminar, Bringing Rapid, Affordable Housing to First Nations Communities...

October 27, 2022

Métis Nation of Alberta brings back housing support programs for citizens

NationTalk: EDMONTON, AB, Oct. 27, 2022 – The Métis Nation of Alberta’s Métis Capital Housing Corporation (MCHC) is bringing back home programs for Métis Citizens in several key areas including down payment assistance, home repairs assistance, rental supplements, and student rental supplements. Mortgage assistance is also a new offering this year. This initiative comes under...

October 6, 2022

CHRA’s Blueprint for Housing – Urban, Rural and Northern Indigenous Housing: Implementing Reconciliation for Indigenous peoples

Canadian Housing and Renewal Association (CHRA) CHRA’s Blueprint for Housing is an in-depth policy document that will help inform CHRA’s advocacy efforts over the coming decade as we work towards our goal of ensuring that all who live in Canada have access to safe, affordable, appropriate housing. The lack of a comprehensive approach to addressing urban, rural,...

November 22, 2017

National Housing Strategy, 2017

The federal government announced Canada’s first-ever National Housing Strategy (NHS), a 10-year, $40 billion plan, to help reduce homelessness and improve the affordability, availability and quality of housing for Canadians in need. Thanks to new investments announced in Budget 2019 and more than $13 billion announced through the Fall Economic Statement in 2020 and Budget...

August 17, 2017

First Nations National Housing and Infrastructure Strategy – August 2017

The AFN’s Chiefs Committee on Housing and Infrastructure (CCoHI) provides political and technical guidance with respect to AFN’s engagement with Canada on housing and infrastructure related issues, thereby supporting the identification and development of strategies to better pursue a new approach to housing and infrastructure. The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) is mandated pursuant to...

November 22, 2016

Let’s Talk Housing, What We Heard

LET’S TALK HOUSING, What We Heard – Shaping Canada’s National Housing Strategy 2016 Indigenous Housing Priority Issues Specific Indigenous housing issues identified by participants during the NHS consultation process include: First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities need greater control of their own housing. There are differences among, and distinct needs for, First Nations, Métis, and...

November 22, 2016

National Housing Strategy: Let’s Talk Housing 2016

Northern Housing Access to affordable, adequate and suitable housing in Canada’s northern and remote regions can be a challenge. In addition to dealing with extreme climate conditions, high living, construction and transportation costs, and limited transportation infrastructure, many individuals face uncertain economic futures. Low employment rates, sparse populations, and limited capacity for sustainable growth amplify...

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