Government Commitments: Housing

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February 5, 2024


Official opening of a new living environment for 42 Indigenous families studying in Trois-Rivières

NationTalk: TROIS-RIVIÈRES, QC – The governments of Quebec and Canada and the City of Trois-Rivières today marked the official opening of the Waska Witcihitowin community living environment. Spearheaded by the Société immobilière du Regroupement des centres d’amitié autochtones du Québec (SIRCAAQ), this nearly $37-million project is intended for Indigenous students and their families. This project was conceived by and for Indigenous people,...

February 1, 2024


Government of Saskatchewan Announces New Supportive Housing in Regina

NationTalk: Today, the Government of Saskatchewan and Nēwo-Yōtina Friendship Centre announced 20 new supportive housing units in Regina. The spaces are part of the Provincial Approach to Homelessness, announced in October 2023. “We are pleased to be working with Nēwo-Yōtina Friendship Centre and the Saskatchewan Health Authority to improve the lives of Saskatchewan people who are in need of...

January 29, 2024


AHMA Welcomes Long-Awaited Changes to RTA for Supportive Housing Operators

NationTalk: Recent changes to BC’s Residential Tenancy Act help enhance risk management for supportive housing operators and safety for their tenants, which the Aboriginal Housing Management Association (AHMA) strongly advocated for in early 2023. Unceded traditional territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations, Vancouver BC (January 29, 2024) – The Province...

January 24, 2024


The new supportive housing complex will complete this year

Construction is on schedule, and all homes are expected to open in late summer 2024; Shrief Fadl Saddman Zaman a day ago NationTalk: Burns Lake Lake Districts News – The construction of the new supportive housing complex known as Dzee Inzu Yikh, the former Burns Lake Motor Inn will be completed this year. Shrief Fadl, BC...

January 22, 2024


Government of Canada Launches Request for Proposals Process for an Indigenous-Led National Housing Centre

NationTalk: OTTAWA, ON  – Advancing the Urban, Rural and Northern Indigenous Housing Strategy is a priority for the Government of Canada, and an important commitment on the path toward reconciliation. Today, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) launched a formal Request for Proposal (RFP) process, on behalf of the Government of Canada, to establish an...

January 18, 2024


Federal Government Supports New Homes in Northwest Territories

NationTalk: The federal government is investing nearly $19 million through the third phase of the Rapid Housing Initiative’s (RHI) Project Stream to help build more than 50 new homes for Indigenous Peoples across the Northwest Territories. The announcement was made by Michael McLeod, Member of Parliament for the Northwest Territories — on behalf of the Honourable Sean Fraser,...

January 17, 2024


More affordable housing in Nova Scotia

NationTalk: Today, Jaime Battiste, Member of Parliament for Sydney – Victoria, on behalf of the Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Housing, Infrastructure and Communities, alongside Terry Paul, Chief and CEO, Membertou, announced over 9 million in funding for Membertou First Nation from the third round of the Rapid Housing Initiative (RHI). Under the Projects Stream of the RHI,...

January 12, 2024


Helping housing providers fight inflation

NationTalk: Alberta’s government is providing housing providers with a one-time $10-million increase in operating funding to help them continue to house low-income Albertans during high inflation. As Alberta’s housing providers face higher expenses due to inflation, the government is taking immediate action to support them and help keep units open. The additional funding to 87...

December 15, 2023


Indigenous organizations can apply to lead new national housing centre in new year

Request for proposals expected in January CBC Indigenous: The federal government will be choosing an Indigenous-led organization to lead a National Indigenous Housing Centre in the new year and some housing advocates are cautiously optimistic about the new plan.  On Wednesday, the government announced it will put out a request for proposals (RFP) in January...

December 13, 2023


New affordable rental homes open for Indigenous people in Sooke

NationTalk: SOOKE – Indigenous families, elders and people in Sooke now have access to 75 below-market homes, with the opening of a new purpose-built rental building at 2170 Charters Rd. “With this opening, we’re providing peace of mind and hope for families and people who need a little extra help to make ends meet,” said...

November 22, 2023


Renovating and repairing affordable housing units

NationTalk: Alberta’s government is investing $16 million to upgrade 400 affordable housing units so more Albertans have access to safe homes. The province is committed to ensuring Albertans have access to the housing they need. Budget 2023 included $94 million over three years for capital maintenance and renewal funding and this investment is in addition...

November 17, 2023


Affordable homes open near Central Saanich for Indigenous people

NationTalk: SAANICH – An affordable housing development with 28 homes for Indigenous people is now open on the Tsawout First Nation near Central Saanich. “Tsawout First Nation is elated about the new affordable rental housing for working individuals and families built on Nation land,” said Chief Abraham Pelkey. “We would like to raise our hands in...

October 26, 2023


Families, elders, individuals and people living with disabilities from the Lax Kw’alaams Band will soon have access to 70 new affordable homes, with construction underway on a new apartment building near Prince Rupert

NationTalk: “These 70 new homes are part of our commitment to help more Indigenous Peoples live affordably, while being close to family, community and culture, both on and off reserve,” said Ravi Kahlon, Minister of Housing. “We are proud to work with organizations like the Lax Kw’alaams WAAP Housing Society and Indigenous developers like the...

October 23, 2023


Nova Scotia Housing Plan Released

NationTalk: The Province continues to take bold and collaborative action to create more housing, faster, for Nova Scotians. Today, October 23, the government released its five-year housing plan – Our Homes, Action for Housing. It represents a projected $1-billion investment and highlights targets to create the conditions for more than 40,000 new housing units from...

October 12, 2023


Building affordable homes in Yellowknife

NationTalk: Right now, Canadians – from young families, to seniors, to newcomers – are finding it challenging to find a place to call home at a price they can afford, particularly in the North. By rapidly building more affordable homes, we can help drive down the cost of housing for people living in Northern and...

September 29, 2023


The governments of Canada and Québec provide over $14 million in financial assistance for the construction of a shelter for homeless Indigenous people

NationTalk: MONTRÉAL – The governments of Canada and Québec will provide financial assistance for the purchase and conversion of two buildings by Projets Autochtones du Québec (PAQ) to establish PAQ2, a low barrier shelter in Montréal. The MP for LaSalle–Émard–Verdun, the Honourable David Lametti, the Minister Responsible for Relations with the First Nations and the...

September 22, 2023


New housing for Blackfoot families

NationTalk: Alberta’s government is proud to celebrate the completion of new affordable housing in Lethbridge in partnership with the Blackfoot Family Lodge Society. To give women and their children a fresh start and safe place to live, the Blackfoot Family Lodge Society’s Soaring Hearts project will provide 14 units for Blackfoot women and their children...

August 17, 2023


Hillsborough Park project agreement signed with PEI First Nations

NationTalk: The Government of Prince Edward Island has signed a historic agreement with the Chiefs of Abegweit First Nation and Lennox Island First Nation for a housing project in Hillsborough Park, Charlottetown. The agreement will provide land and opportunities to address the housing needs of First Nations urban community members and access to economic development....

July 31, 2023


MNBC Announces New Guidelines for Housing Support Programs

NationTalk: Métis Nation British Columbia (MNBC) is pleased to announce new guidelines and eligibility criteria for: The Ministry of Housing and Homelessness has seen unprecedented demand for its Housing Support programs over the last year and has been able to connect with and support more than 800 individuals and families with its services. Near the end of 2022 the Ministry...

July 25, 2023


New Indigenous women’s housing program works to fill ‘gigantic need’ in Edmonton

Affordable rent and long list of services aim to prevent homelessness A new housing initiative in Edmonton is working to address homelessness among Indigenous women even as the need for housing threatens to overwhelm service providers. Iskwewak Iskotew Nihkotawan (Women’s Fire Lodge) will house 20 Indigenous women at risk of homelessness for stays up to 18...

July 10, 2023


Supportive Housing for Indigenous Women, Children in HRM

NationTalk: Two supportive housing options are now available for urban Indigenous women and children at risk of homelessness in Halifax Regional Municipality. The Department has provided the Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre more than $1 million in annual funding for Sage House, which has room for nine women, and a fourplex in Bedford. The centre will...

July 6, 2023


Québec Announces $2.2 Million to Assess Vulnerability and Plan for Adapting Nunavik’s Social Housing Stock to the Impacts of Climate Change

NationTalk: QUÉBEC, July 6, 2023 – Thanks to $2.2 million in financial assistance from the 2030 Plan for a Green Economy, the Société d’habitation du Québec (SHQ) will conduct a major study to assess the vulnerability of Nunavik’s entire social housing stock to thawing permafrost. A response plan including recommendations for the renovation and maintenance...

July 4, 2023


N.B. deal offers $22M for housing, roads projects in Neqotkuk First Nation

Agreement follows province’s controversial decision to scrap tax revenue-sharing agreements with communities CBC News: The New Brunswick government says it’s struck a “first of its kind” agreement to help fund housing and roads projects in Neqotkuk First Nation. According to a news release, the government will spend $22 million over five years to help build houses and...

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