Canada and Ontario Invest in Affordable Housing in Sault Ste. Marie

Every Canadian deserves a safe and affordable place to call home. That's why the governments of Canada and Ontario are providing $2.9 million to help construct 15 units of housing in Sault Ste. Marie. This investment will ensure more Indigenous women and children have access to affordable housing in their community....

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Sault Ste. Marie City Council to sign Truth and Reconcilation agreement

Sault Ste. Marie City Council will hold a special meeting Monday to deal with two matters. One is a resolution allowing the option of electronic participation in meetings of City Council and its boards and committees, even after the provincial COVID-19 emergency is lifted.The other is the signing of the following agreement with the Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres...

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Local Family Moves into New Habitat Home

Despite the challenging situation COVID-19 has created, Danielle became Habitat for Humanity Sault Ste. Marie & Area’s (HFHSSMA) newest homeowner when she moved into her new Habitat home with her three children, Nashoba, Niyana, and Nova-Anne this past Saturday....

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Your Questions Answered Regarding COVID-19

Ontario Aboriginal Housing Services has created a webpage for all tenants regarding COVID-19 and changes to our operations during this time. For answers to your most popular questions, please visit our COVID-19 FAQ page under Resources for Tenants and Homeowners or click here....

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OAHS Family Taking Care of the Community

At Ontario Aboriginal Housing Services, we go the extra mile to serve our community. During these unprecedented times, we thought it would be great to share what some of our caring team members are doing for the people!...

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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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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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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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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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CHRA Releases 2020 Pre-Budget Submission

In advance of the 2020 federal Budget, the Canadian Housing and Renewal Association (CHRA) today issued its submission to the federal government outlining its key budgetary recommendations...

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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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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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