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Nova Scotia invests $360K in housing facility for criminalized women transitioning back to society

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Nova Scotia announced Wednesday that a total investment of $360,000 has been made to the Elizabeth Fry Society’s Holly House for the next two years in an effort to enhance access to housing and supports. Holly House is a supportive housing facility in Dartmouth operated by the Elizabeth Fry Society of Mainland Nova Scotia. It is the only housing option in the province specifically designed for women transitioning out of a provincial correctional facility. Read more: Woman taken to hospital after assault in N.S. prison According to the province, more women in conflict with the law will have access […]

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New affordable housing project in Ogden going ahead despite some community objection

New affordable housing project in Ogden going ahead despite some community objection

A proposal to build an affordable housing unit in the community of Ogden was given the go-ahead by Calgary councillors on Monday evening. City council voted in favour of changing the current land-use designation for the site of the proposed Ogden Family Housing development at around 10:30 p.m. following a marathon meeting that began at 9:30 a.m. The four or five-storey mixed-use building will be constructed at the site where the Ogden United Church is currently located, at 7401 – 23 St. S.E., and will include a child care centre, community kitchen and 24 two and three-bedroom affordable housing […]

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Annual pace of new housing construction increased almost 16% in July, CMHC says

Annual pace of new housing construction increased almost 16% in July, CMHC says

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted August 11, 2020 9:11 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. says the annual pace of housing starts in July rose nearly 16 per cent compared with June. The housing agency says the seasonally adjusted annual rate of housing starts rose to 245,604 in July, up from 212,095 in June. Read more: Budget watchdog flags $12B projected loss at federal crown corporations amid coronavirus Economists on average had expected an annual rate of 210,000, […]

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