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Rogers Expands Low-cost Internet to Social Housing Tenants

According to this article by the Toronto Star, Rogers Communications says low-cost Internet service for tenants in Toronto public housing is being expanded to social housing communities across Ontario, New Brunswick and Newfoundland.  The cost will be $9.99 a month starting April 2016.  Subsidized tenants in non-profit housing can call 1-866-689-0758 for more information.

Financial Help for High Electricity Bills

The Ontario Electricity Support Program (OESP) offers low-income customers reduced monthly electric bills.  See their website for more details, or read our Tip Sheet on how to apply locally.

CALC report on homelessness released

Read our latest report, Spinning in the Cycle of Homelessness, which builds on the work already done, analyzes developments, serves as a call to action and proposes an outline for the shared advocacy work that is needed over the next 3 - 5 years.  This report’s recommendations speak to how we can intervene in holistic and determined ways to help end the cycle of homelessness.

Other Reports:

This report documents the final results of the At Home/Chez Soi research demonstration project, which examined Housing First as a means of ending homelessness for people living with mental illness in Canada. The project followed more than 2,000 participants for two years, and was the world’s largest trial of Housing First, with demonstration sites in Vancouver, Winnipeg, Toronto, Montréal, and Moncton. - See more at: http://www.mentalhealthcommission.ca/English/node/24376#sthash.rzL8KyC0.dpuf

Housing Solutions Discussed Close to Home

PEC Affordable Housing Working Group holds forum called “Local Challenges – Home Grown Solutions."

 When it comes to affordable housing, many people in Prince Edward County are interested in making sure the needs of local residents are addressed. After all, good quality, affordable housing is key to health and well-being. A recent event offered the opportunity to discuss local solutions to the housing challenges that exist in our community.

Read their Media Release for more details or read this article.

It's Official - Bancroft Builds Hope with Habitat for Humanity

The new Habitat for Humanity project in Bancroft is underway.  The partner family has been selected, and the land donated by the Town of Bancroft has been transferred, allowing for permits to be obtained and buliding to begin.

Read the Full Press Release.

Prince Edward County Strategic Action Plan for Affordable Housing

The Prince Edward County Strategic Action Plan was developed on behalf of the Affordable Housing Working Group of Prince Edward County. 

 

This project has been undertaken to provide a guiding document to address issues of affordable housing in Prince Edward County. The Action Plan identifies housing trends in Prince Edward County and proposes actions the community can take to protect existing forms of affordable housing and encourage the development of affordable housing options for all residents.

 

Read the report here. (PDF, 135 pages)    

 

 

 

 

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