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June 23, 2023
Housing NWT establishes permanent Indigenous housing forum
On June 9, Housing NWT held the inaugural meeting of the NWT Housing Forum in Yellowknife. CabinRadio: The group is designed to be a vehicle for Indigenous governments to weigh in on Housing NWT policies and programs, advocate for changes and improvements, collaborate with each other, and share their own housing-related plans. It replaces the...
June 9, 2023
First Unitarian Ottawa and Partners Unveil Plans for ‘Odayanhaway’: A Little Village of Sustainable and Affordable Housing
NationTalk: Ontario Aboriginal Housing Services, OTTAWA – The First Unitarian Congregation of Ottawa (FirstU) and its partners Cahdco, Ontario Aboriginal Housing Services (OAHS), and Theia Partners are thrilled to announce their upcoming housing development project located on Cleary Avenue, unofficially titled “Odayanhaway”, a word in Ojibwe meaning “Little Village”. The master plan of the project...
June 9, 2023
New urban, rural and Northern Indigenous housing organization gets $287.1M for urgent projects
CEO says it’s an important step to bridging the funding gap for those living off-reserve CBC News: Those facing housing challenges — including homelessness — and those looking for ways to address housing challenges got a bit of a boost earlier this week. The federal government announced $287.1 million in funding on Thursday for the National Indigenous...
June 8, 2023
Funding for urgent, unmet Indigenous housing projects in urban, rural and northern areas to be distributed through the National Indigenous Collaborative Housing Incorporated
NationTalk: Indigenous Services Canada – There is an urgent, unmet need for adequate and affordable housing for Indigenous People in urban, rural and northern areas and immediate action must be taken to address these housing gaps. This is why today, Jeff Loucks, Chief Executive Officer, as well as Gary Wilson, Vice Chair, and Robert Byers,...
June 2, 2023
22 modular housing units to be built across Nunavut
Nunavut Housing Corp. to work with communities to decide how new housing should be used NationTalk: Nunatsiaq News: Lorne Kusugak, the minister responsible for the Nunavut Housing Corp., announced 22 new modular housing units will be built across the territory. The housing corporation will work with Sakku Innovative Buildings Solutions on the project. (File photo)...
May 31, 2023
Canada supports rapid housing projects in Saskatchewan
NationTalk: – Today, the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Housing and Diversity and Inclusion, announced a $12 million investment through the Rapid Housing Initiative (RHI) Project Stream that will fund 50 new homes for Indigenous people across southern Saskatchewan. The new homes are part of 3 separate projects across southern Saskatchewan, which includes the building of 40 new homes...
May 29, 2023
Canada Supports Rapid Housing Projects in Northern Manitoba
NationTalk:Today, the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Housing and Diversity and Inclusion, alongside Terry Duguid, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South announced an investment of $13.3 million through the Rapid Housing Initiative (RHI) Project Stream that will fund 78 new homes for Indigenous people across Manitoba....
April 27, 2023
Canada supports rapid housing projects for First Nations in Northwest Alberta
NationTalk: Today, the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Housing and Diversity and Inclusion, alongside the Honourable Randy Boissonnault, Minister of Tourism and Associate Minister of Finance announced an investment of $25.3 million through the Rapid Housing Initiative (RHI) under the National Housing Strategy to support affordable homes in Northwest Alberta. These projects are providing safe and...
April 21, 2023
Canada supports rapid housing projects for First Nations in southeastern Alberta
NationTalk: Today, the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Housing and Diversity and Inclusion, alongside George Chahal, Member of Parliament for Calgary Skyview announced funding of $58.5 million through the Rapid Housing Initiative (RHI) Project Stream to support projects on four First Nations that will create 239 homes and eight beds for vulnerable individuals including families, youth aging...
April 18, 2023
For the first time, Indigenous-owned investment firm launches Pilot Project with CMHC to accelerate Indigenous housing
NationTalk: OTTAWA, ON, April 18, 2023 – Today, Indigenous-owned private credit fund, Keewaywin Capital Inc. (Keewaywin), announces its partnership with Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) in a first-of-its-kind collaboration called the Accelerated Construction Pilot Project, focused on building more homes, faster, for Indigenous communities. In the Pilot Project’s first year, Keewaywin anticipates it will fund the...
February 23, 2023
New homes for First Nations and Metis communities in Alberta
NationTalk: Edmonton, Alberta – Today, the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Housing and Diversity and Inclusion, the Honourable Randy Boissonnault, Minister of Tourism and Associate Minister of Finance and Member of Parliament for Edmonton Centre, Jeremy Nixon, Provincial Minister of Seniors, Community and Social Services, and Rick Wilson, Provincial Minister of Indigenous Relations announced a...
December 15, 2022
Government of Yukon’s Office of the Auditor General’s Report Work Plan will enhance support for vulnerable Yukoners
NationTalk: The work plan to address the 2022 report by the Office of the Auditor General of Canada (OAG) on the state of housing for vulnerable Yukoners is now available to Yukoners. The report focused on emergency shelters, transitional housing, supportive housing and social housing available in the territory between April 1, 2015, and November...
December 15, 2022
Ontario Providing More Affordable Housing in Cambridge
Provincial investment will support Indigenous households Cambridge — The Ontario government is providing more than $1.8 million to help create 30 affordable housing units in Cambridge. Located at 27 Cambridge Street, the KW Urban Native Wigwam Project will have 23 one-bedroom and seven two-bedroom culturally appropriate affordable rental units with support services for vulnerable Indigenous...
December 9, 2022
Ontario Investing in Affordable Housing in Thunder Bay
Funding will support vulnerable populations experiencing homelessness NationTalk: THUNDER BAY — The Ontario government is investing nearly $1.7 million in two projects to help create 16 housing units in the Thunder Bay area. The funding is being delivered through the Social Services Relief Fund (SSRF) and will provide affordable housing for those identifying as First...
October 3, 2022
Home ownership key to Indigenous housing project
NationTalk: The governments of Alberta and Canada will help fund a new Indigenous affordable housing project that offers tenants the option of owning their homes. The Paul First Nation project involves the construction of 24 new affordable rental and rent-to-own units in Edmonton for Paul Band members. The Government of Alberta funding is provided through...
August 13, 2022
Budget 2022 housing investments for Métis of the Northwest Territories
Crown–Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada: Access to safe and affordable housing is critical to improving health and social outcomes for Indigenous Peoples and to ensuring a strong future for their communities and children. Today, the Honourable Daniel Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, announced historic new investments of $34 million over seven years from Budget...
July 21, 2022
Government of Canada supports housing strategy of Cree Nation Government in Eeyou Istchee
Crown–Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada: Today, the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Crown–Indigenous Relations, joined Mandy Gull-Masty, Grand Chief of the Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee) and Chairperson of the Cree Nation Government, to mark historic investments to support the Cree Nation Housing Strategy. Through the Indigenous Community Infrastructure Fund (ICIF), the...
April 9, 2018
Government Housing Partnership Framework
Federal, provincial and territorial governments are primary partners in housing and have a shared responsibility and complementary roles for housing. This is why together, under the Partnership, the federal, provincial and territorial governments will work together to help make housing more affordable and accessible through the following initiatives: 1. Canada Housing Benefit 2. Canada Community...
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