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Rogers Expands Low-cost Internet to Social Housing Tenants
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
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.
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:
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.
Media Release for more details or
It's Official - Bancroft Builds Hope with Habitat for Humanity
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.
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
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)