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Ontario Reaches New Agreement to Provide More Indigenous Housing Off-Reserve

Ontario is investing in a new program to expand off-reserve housing to urban centres. This will give Indigenous people living in both large and small communities across the province better access to affordable housing and supports....

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Ontario Reaches New Agreement to Provide More Indigenous Housing Off-Reserve2019-12-13T14:26:31-05:00

Statement on National Urban Indigenous Housing Strategy

This statement is the result of a strategic meeting between leaders from Indigenous communities across Canada, urban Indigenous housing and homelessness service providers, and the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to adequate housing, Leilani Farha....

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Statement on National Urban Indigenous Housing Strategy2019-12-11T15:53:00-05:00

Ontario Priorities Housing Initiative (OPHI) Homeownership Program – Apply Now!

Ontario Priorities Housing Initiative (OPHI) Homeownership Program component aims to assist low to moderate income off-reserve Indigenous renter households to purchase affordable homes by providing down payment and closing cost assistance in the form of a forgivable loan....

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Ontario Priorities Housing Initiative (OPHI) Homeownership Program – Apply Now!2019-12-09T10:37:27-05:00

Aboriginal Housing purchases Gore Bay’s Woods Lane Apartments

The Sudbury Manitoulin District Services Board (DSB) gave the green light to the sale of the Woods Lane Apartments building in Gore Bay, along with an adjacent vacant lot, to Ontario Aboriginal Housing Services for one dollar apiece, during its November 28 board meeting in Espanola....

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Aboriginal Housing purchases Gore Bay’s Woods Lane Apartments2019-12-04T08:13:36-05:00

DSB, Aboriginal Housing reach tentative deal on Woods Lane Apartments

A tentative agreement has been reached by the Manitoulin-Sudbury District Services Board (DSB) and Ontario Aboriginal Housing Services  (OAHS) for the transfer and sale of property owned by DSB in Gore Bay, along with the 10-unit Woods Lane apartment social housing property....

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DSB, Aboriginal Housing reach tentative deal on Woods Lane Apartments2019-11-18T15:41:51-05:00

DSB in talks with Aboriginal Housing over Gore Bay properties

Following an in camera session at the October meeting of the Manitoulin-Sudbury District Services Board (DSB), a motion was made to allow the DSB to begin negotiations with Ontario Aboriginal Housing Services (OAHS) for the disposition of two of its three Gore Bay properties....

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DSB in talks with Aboriginal Housing over Gore Bay properties2019-11-01T10:47:25-05:00

‘They don’t have a home’: Kenora, Ont., shelter re-sets its focus

A downtown homeless shelter is getting ready to reopen its doors again full-time. After being forced to close in August over community concerns, the homeless service hub has restructured its hours. It now operates as an emergency shelter only – open every evening from 7 p.m. to 8 a.m. – and will for the next three months....

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‘They don’t have a home’: Kenora, Ont., shelter re-sets its focus2019-11-04T08:35:27-05:00

Superior Morning with Lisa Laco – Justin Marchand on Junot Street Transitional Housing

Thunder Bay city council has rezoned a property on Junot avenue to make way for a transitional housing facility for Indigenous youth. Justin Marchand is the executive director of Ontario Aboriginal Housing Service which owns the facility....

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Superior Morning with Lisa Laco – Justin Marchand on Junot Street Transitional Housing2019-11-04T08:38:45-05:00

‘It’s the foundation of life,’ says future homeowner

Aboriginal Housing Services (OAHS) is pleased to announce a partnership with Habitat for Humanity Sault Ste. Marie and Area (HFHSSMA) to assist a local indigenous family achieve homeownership. For future Habitat and OAHS Homeowner Danielle Moore, this opportunity will provide her family with a sense of stability; a sense of belonging and place to call home. ...

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‘It’s the foundation of life,’ says future homeowner2019-11-04T08:40:06-05:00

Ontario Priorities Housing Initiative Home Repair Program – Apply Now!

Ontario Priorities Housing Initiative (OPHI) Ontario Renovates 2020/2022 Home Repair Program is a forgivable loan program that will assist low to moderate income Indigenous homeowner households to repair their primary and sole residence to bring them to acceptable standards while improving the energy efficiency of the unit. ...

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Ontario Priorities Housing Initiative Home Repair Program – Apply Now!2019-10-21T14:07:59-05:00

Ontario Priorities Housing Initiative (OPHI) – Request for Proposal (RFP)

Ontario Aboriginal Housing Services is pleased to announce the release of the Ontario Priorities Housing Initiative (OPHI) Request for Proposal (RFP) – Year 2.   This RFP consists of a Rental Housing Component (Capital Funding) and a Rent Supplement Component. Ontario’s Community Housing Renewal Strategy is a multi-year plan to stabilize and grow Ontario’s community housing sector, with the aim of achieving multiple outcomes and measures of success....

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Ontario Priorities Housing Initiative (OPHI) – Request for Proposal (RFP)2019-10-01T14:52:20-05:00

Bawating Urban Indigenous Hub and housing proposed for Gateway site

Sault Ste. Marie’s Gateway site could be transformed to a Bawating Urban Indigenous Hub. City council will need to give its approval and allow staff to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with the Bawating Urban Indigenous Committee to make the site available for the development, subject to finalizing the terms and conditions of an agreement....

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Bawating Urban Indigenous Hub and housing proposed for Gateway site2019-11-04T08:44:23-05:00

Province delivers $2.5 million for Indigenous housing in North Bay

The province announced $2.5 million to help build an apartment building for Indigenous people, as well, offer support services like addiction counselling, cultural services and mental health supports. The new housing development will be located across from the North Bay Indigenous Friendship Centre and will include 30 units....

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Province delivers $2.5 million for Indigenous housing in North Bay2019-11-04T08:51:11-05:00

Housing project for homeless opens Thunder Bay’s fault lines of race, class and crime

As Northwestern Ontario grapples with what to do about Indigenous poverty, one neighbourhood has become the focus of fierce debate....

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Housing project for homeless opens Thunder Bay’s fault lines of race, class and crime2019-11-04T08:53:30-05:00

Cities to parties: Fill housing gaps for seniors, Indigenous people

Canada's cities want all the federal parties to promise to pour billions more into the national government's decade-long housing strategy to make sure that seniors, urban Indigenous people and low-income renters aren't left behind by the tens of billions in already pledged spending....

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Cities to parties: Fill housing gaps for seniors, Indigenous people2019-11-04T08:55:19-05:00

Ontario Aboriginal Housing Services seeking land for more affordable housing in Kenora

OAHS, one of the organizations behind a planned affordable housing build in Kenora, says the project will not only provide a home for over two dozen people but is also designed to help tenants find stable housing and other social supports....

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Ontario Aboriginal Housing Services seeking land for more affordable housing in Kenora2019-11-04T08:58:22-05:00