Don’t wait for facts and evidence! Ontario hits reverse and okays quick sell-off of scarce affordable homes
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford appears to have succeeded in snatching defeat out of the jaws of victory. Rather than wait less than three months for the facts and evidence about the best use of the city’s scarce affordable homes, the Mayor is determined to press ahead with an immediate sell-off – which will foreclose the possibility that any of the homes could be put on a sustainable footing.
Wellesley Institute - Posted 14/06/2012
Ontario to Toronto: No quick sell-off of TCHC homes will be allowed
Ontario Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing Kathleen Wynne is using her power under provincial legislation to reject plans for a quick sell-off of some Toronto Community Housing Corporation single family homes that are currently vacant, according to a news report in The Globe and Mail.
Wellesley Institute - Posted 13/06/2012
Cananda: Stop ‘revolving door’ of incarceration and homelessness: new study calls for investment in transitional housing
Today in Ontario, people with past criminal justice involvement, who are homeless, must navigate the social services system on their own, often accessing services and programs without any defined plan.
Wellesley Institute - Posted 07/06/2012
Canada: Latest CMHC numbers confirm federal housing cuts will grow deeper as housing needs grow
The latest corporate report from Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, the federal government’s housing agency, confirms that the two-decade erosion of federal affordable housing investments is continuing to grow worse.
Wellesley Institute - Posted 07/06/2012
Canada: Stop ‘revolving door’ of incarceration and homelessness: new study calls for investment in transitional housing
Today in Ontario, people with past criminal justice involvement, who are homeless, must navigate the social services system on their own, often accessing services and programs without any defined plan. Last year, 70,903 prisoners were released from Ontario’s provincial correctional institutions, a number that will likely swell in the wake of new federal legislation, Bill C-10.
Wellesley Institute - Posted 01/06/2012
Housing + income + food = health: Wellesley Institute submission to UN food expert
Housing, income, food and health are all strongly linked. It is important to understand the interconnections, the vicious and virtuous cycles that feed each other, and the impact policy and program interventions can have on those cycles.
Wellesley Institute - Posted 11/05/2012
Canada - Federal budget cuts another $131 million in housing spending on top of big cuts last year
The 2012 federal budget, released on Thursday, confirms the ongoing erosion of federal funding for affordable housing
Wellesley Institute - Posted 09/04/2012
Canada - Erosion of housing, homelessness spending continues, as latest federal spending estimates are released
The erosion of federal housing and homelessness investments is continuing, according to the 2012/13 Estimates, the official inventory from the Government of Canada of detailed spending by every federal department and agency.
Wellesley Institute - Posted 14/03/2012
Canada - Good news: Council rejects mass sell-off of TCHC homes, adopts plan for special commission
Toronto City Council voted on Tuesday to reject the proposal to sell off 740 of Toronto Community Housing Corporation's (TCHC) affordable homes in 675 buildings and has instead adopted the plan, put forward by the Wellesley Institute, to create a special commission to help Toronto's social housing agency navigate to a financially secure future. This is a big win for TCHC tenants, and for all of Toronto.
Wellesley Institute - Posted 07/03/2012
Canada - MP Marie-Claude Morin introduces Bill C-400, National Housing Act legislation, in Commons
A detailed plan to create a long-overdue national housing plan for Canada was introduced in the House of Commons on Thursday.
Wellesley Institute - Posted 20/02/2012