Canada/IBNS: Canadian provinces and cities including Regina, Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver, Victoria, Hamilton, and Fredericton, experiencing frigid temperatures are being provided with an essential lifeline right now by the Housing First program in providing safe permanent housing to homeless people, without preconditions, addiction, and mental health challenges, media reports said. “Housing
‘Stigmatizing and criminalizing homeless people is just another tool the real estate industry uses to maintain status quo and maximize their bottom lines. The stigmatization must stop — we need to end this prejudice and get honest about who is homeless and why.’ Adi Talwar The city’s current rental assistance
After police started sweeping the hotel rooms of the homeless activists’ group, officials released a statement and said employees reported that some members of the group were armed with hatchets, batons, knives and had gas masks, helmets and goggles; the group also appeared to be in preparation for a confrontation.
BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) – Advocates in Vermont say the state is aware of more homeless people since the start of the pandemic. On Homelessness Awareness Day, the Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition held a virtual vigil to commemorate the occasion and to shed a light on the continuing problem in Vermont.
Community leaders and West Harlem residents huddled in front of an empty lot on Amsterdam Avenue for a press conference to protest the proposed construction of a homeless shelter at 1763-1771 Amsterdam Avenue. Knowing that the building is likely to be converted into market-rate apartments after the seven-year lease, they
VANCOUVER — A Vancouver housing advocate says a police program aimed at trespass-prevention unfairly targets those who are homeless. Karen Ward shared an image of the program on Twitter, calling it “horrible.” “Some people call it the war against the poor, but this is a very scary situation,” Ward told
Housing Hope is proposing developing a complex to house the Edmonds School District’s homeless students on the 1.8-acre, district-owned Scriber Baseball field, located along 58th Avenue West and adjacent to Cedar Valley Community School in Lynnwood. (Image courtesy of the Edmonds School District) A proposed partnership between an Everett non-profit