Tag Archives: affordable housing

Make affordable housing a provincial election issue

May 15, 2014

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This appeared in the Guelph Mercury on May 14 2014. It bears reprinting. Make affordable housing a provincial election issue “The biggest obstacle I faced (in getting my kids back) was to find a place that was big enough for all of us to live in that I could afford. How do you tell your […]

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Housing and homelessness: a community tipping point?

May 4, 2014

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There is an emerging thought leadership on the issue of housing and homelessness in Guelph that is very exciting and led by many passionate people. Housing and homelessness are complex issues not simply because of the many sectors that have some level of shared accountability for addressing them but also because the housing sector is impacted […]

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You’ve been flocked

July 26, 2011

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Habitat for Humanity has a new fundraiser.  You too can have 24 pink flamingos delivered to a house of your choice for $25 with all funds supporting Habitat Wellington County’s Women Build. 

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Two new Habitat Homes underway

July 9, 2010

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I just returned from the foundation blessing for two new Habitat for Humanity homes on Bagot Street.  This fall, two families will realize their dream of owning their own home thanks to the vision of Habitat for Humanity and the many volunteers and donors who are involved.  One big donor was Skyline Inc. who has […]

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National Housing Strategy

September 3, 2008

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I mentioned in a previous blog that the Federation of Canadian Municipalities had prepared a report on housing issues in Canada. Here is a copy of the report that London’s Mayor, Anne-Marie DeCicco-Best, sent to me: fcm-national-action-plan-on-housing and the media briefing document: briefing-on-fcm-national-action-plan-on-housing

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Large Urban Mayors Meet

August 25, 2008

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I attended the joint meeting of mayors from large urban centres (LUMCO) and regional chairs (MARCO) yesterday. The Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Jim Watson, was present to update the group on a number of items. Key issues of concern raised by members of the group included: Housing – the lack of  funding in […]

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