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Edmonton opens new shelter as numbers of people without safe lodging continues to climb – APTN News

Jan 23, 2023 An old hotel in Edmonton is being used to house people who don’t have a safe place to shelter from the cold this winter. The Jasper Place Wellness Centre is operating the shelter after it received permission from Talltree First Nation – the owner of the Bedfort Inn and Suites – and […]

by ahnationtalk on January 24, 202310 Views

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New supportive housing site welcomes residents

December 20, 2022 A new supportive housing facility in south Edmonton is providing safe, stable housing for Edmontonians who would otherwise be at risk of homelessness. The Mustard Seed Prairie Manor has gradually welcomed residents since late summer and is now 70 per cent full. The site is one of eight projects funded by the […]

by ahnationtalk on December 20, 202294 Views

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Edmonton’s rental market squeezing out Indigenous mothers, advocate says – CBC

Nov 01, 2022 ‘When there’s such a shortage of accommodations and rental rental spaces, landlords can cherry pick’: advocate After months of homelessness, Edmonton mother-of-five Joanne Skani found a cute, affordable home in the southwest neighbourhood of Allendale. But when the landlord discovered she received monthly government benefits, Joanne Skani says he peppered her with questions. […]

by ahnationtalk on November 1, 202230 Views

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Métis Nation of Alberta brings back housing support programs for citizens

EDMONTON, AB, Oct. 27, 2022 – The Métis Nation of Alberta’s Métis Capital Housing Corporation (MCHC) is bringing back home programs for Métis Citizens in several key areas including down payment assistance, home repairs assistance, rental supplements, and student rental supplements. Mortgage assistance is also a new offering this year. This initiative comes under MCHC’s […]

by ahnationtalk on October 27, 2022153 Views

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Housing insecurity is being addressed through Cenovus funding program in Indigenous communities – Bonnyville Nouvelle

Cenovus’ $50 million funding program to support northeastern and Lakeland Indigenous communities is creating a positive solution for housing needs says Heart Lake First Nation’s housing manager. A project aiming to create sustainable housing across six Indigenous communities in northeastern Alberta is creating an impact. Oil and gas industry giant Cenovus has allocated $50 million […]

by ahnationtalk on October 25, 202241 Views

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Siksika Nation and Closer To Home Community Services Forge a Historic and Meaningful Partnership through a Memorandum of Understanding to benefit our Community.

October 20, 2022 Siksika Nation and Closer To Home Community Services Forge a Historic and Meaningful Partnership through a Memorandum of Understanding to benefit our Community. (Calgary, AB) – Siksika Nation Chief and Council and Closer to Home Community Services (Closer to Home) have forged a historic and meaningful partnership for the benefit of our […]

by ahnationtalk on October 21, 2022113 Views

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Provincial, federal governments announce funding for new housing in Conklin – CFWE

October 19th, 2022 “We’ve heard loud and clear from Indigenous communities in the areas where we operate that access to adequate housing is one of the most pressing issues they face,” Said Rhona DelFrari, Chief Sustainability Officer and Senior VP of Stakeholder Engagement at Cenovus New funding supports are on the way for Indigenous housing […]

by ahnationtalk on October 20, 202241 Views

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New funding supports indigenous housing projects

October 7, 2022 The Governments of Canada and Alberta will support a Métis organization and a First Nations government to build 32 affordable housing units in remote northern Alberta communities. Today, the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Housing and Diversity and Inclusion, the Honourable Randy Boissonnault, Minister of Tourism and Associate Minister of Finance and […]

by pmnationtalk on October 7, 202245 Views

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New housing on the way for Blackfoot families

Oct 04, 2022 The governments of Alberta and Canada are celebrating the start of construction on housing for Blackfoot women who intend to move to Lethbridge from nearby reserves. This unique project will provide 14 safe and stable housing units for Blackfoot women and their children who are relocating from the Kainai, Siksika and Piikani […]

by ahnationtalk on October 4, 202261 Views

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Home ownership key to Indigenous housing project

Oct 03, 2022 The governments of Alberta and Canada will help fund a new Indigenous affordable housing project that offers tenants the option of owning their homes. The Paul First Nation project involves the construction of 24 new affordable rental and rent-to-own units in Edmonton for Paul Band members. The Government of Alberta funding is […]

by ahnationtalk on October 3, 202250 Views

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