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OAHS Issues a Request for Proposal Regarding Services to Update Strategic Plan

Ontario Aboriginal Housing Services has issued a Request for Proposal that calls for consulting, facilitation, and writing services to assist with the development and update of a Five-Year Corporate Strategic Plan....

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OAHS Issues a Request for Proposal Regarding Services to Update Strategic Plan2020-05-06T09:29:20-04:00

Junot transitional housing set to go, after appeal dismissed

A planned transitional housing project on Junot Avenue is set to go ahead, after an appeal against a city zoning decision to allow the facility was dismissed. The project, which will be located between the EMS station and Boys & Girls Club building on Junot, would accommodate up to 58 people....

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Junot transitional housing set to go, after appeal dismissed2020-03-26T13:47:57-04:00

All OAHS Offices Closed Until Further Notice

From today until further notice, all offices of Ontario Aboriginal Housing Services will be closed to the public due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Our business operations will still be running as usual. Please contact us at 1-866-391-1061 or at info@oahssc.ca for everyday matters. ...

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All OAHS Offices Closed Until Further Notice2020-03-31T11:24:30-04:00

Council approves zoning amendment for housing units, with consideration to issues raised by public

Council for the Town of Gore Bay has given its approval to amend a zoning by-law toward the development of a proposed 30-unit apartment-type structure in the town with conditions, in consideration of the many concerns raised by residents of Hall Street, at a meeting held this past Monday. ...

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Council approves zoning amendment for housing units, with consideration to issues raised by public2020-02-14T08:10:04-05:00

Postcards: “Death Sentence” – Indigenous Groups Spotlight Canada’s Homelessness Crisis

Nakuset was tired of waiting. So, when the Indigenous activist noticed a spike in deaths among Montreal's homeless population, many of them from the Inuit communities in northern Quebec, she rang the alarm and alerted city authorities. Then she collected the money and resources she needed to build Resilience Montreal, a downtown day centre that offers food, shelter as well as mental health and medical support to the homeless....

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Postcards: “Death Sentence” – Indigenous Groups Spotlight Canada’s Homelessness Crisis2020-02-13T08:11:43-05:00

City declares housing emergency

Canada's capital has become the first city in the country to declare a housing and homelessness emergency, but it's not at all clear what, if anything, that will change. Ottawa city council made the unanimous decision Wednesday following a lengthy debate over whether the city is truly facing an "emergency," or merely a "crisis."...

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City declares housing emergency2020-01-31T08:11:40-05:00

Indigenous-led projects seek housing solutions

A new initiative is helping to further Indigenous-led ideas to address Indigenous social and housing needs. Under the Indigenous Homes Innovation Initiative, 24 proponents have been selected (from 342 submissions) to participate in an Accelerator period, which will provide innovators with mentoring support from Indigenous architects and other professionals to refine their ideas into projects that can be implemented....

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Indigenous-led projects seek housing solutions2020-01-22T08:15:40-05:00

Happy Holidays from Ontario Aboriginal Housing Services!

From December 21st – January 5th, our core offices will be closed. Over the holidays, all emergency calls are being directed to our After Hours service, but staff will be monitoring daily to ensure emergency items are addressed....

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Happy Holidays from Ontario Aboriginal Housing Services!2019-12-20T10:41:20-05:00

Jesse Thistle on Indigenous Homelessness – CBC The National

CBC News - The National covered a story with Jesse Thistle, author of Title, on the issue of Indigenous homelessness and reflected on his own past regarding his journey through homelessness in Downtown Toronto. ...

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Jesse Thistle on Indigenous Homelessness – CBC The National2020-01-06T09:59:35-05:00

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-Reserve2019-12-17T13:55:42-05:00

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 Strategy2019-12-17T13:54:19-05:00

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