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Regina's vulnerable tenants could face greater hardshipsRegina's vulnerable tenants could face greater hardships Kerry Benjoe (Leader Post) - February 19, 2014   Most delegates at the City of Regina's Housing Roundtable were in agreement about their position on housing.   The biggest concern was what will happen to low income families once federal government funding expires.   Almost all
Regina sees 60% drop in housing starts in JanuaryRegina sees 60% drop in housing starts in January Leader Post - February 10, 2014   REGINA — Housing starts in the Regina area were down nearly 60 per cent in January to 111 total starts from 269 during the same period in 2013, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC).   Single-detached home starts were
Fewer housing starts forecast for Saskatchewan in 2014-15Fewer housing starts forecast for Saskatchewan in 2014-15 Leader Post - February 8, 2014   REGINA — Housing starts in Saskatchewan are expected to decline slightly from 8,290 in 2013 to 7,700 in 2014 and 7,500 in 2015, reflecting the slowdown in the potash industry, according to the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. (CHMC) market outlook
Regina housing only moderately unaffordable Stu Niebergall (Leader Post) - February 3, 2014     The 10th annual Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey was recently released. This study provides a unique look into housing affordability. For 10 years, the study has rated metropolitan markets in Canada, Australia,
Housing First policy could help end homelessness in Saskatchewan, says expertHousing First policy could help end homelessness in Saskatchewan, says expert Kerry Benjoe (Leader Post) - January 30, 2014   Saskatchewan has the potential to end homelessness, says one housing expert.   Tim Richter, president and CEO of Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness, said Saskatchewan is where Alberta was in 1992. At that time, Alberta had the
Regina builders boast best year since 77Regina builders boast best year since 77 Bruce Johnstone (Leader Post), January 10, 2014   REGINA — Regina home builders built more homes last year than at anytime in the last 35 years, posting 3,122 total housing starts in 2013, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. (CHMC)   “Since the Regina and Region
Regina house prices decreased in 2013, condos increasedRegina house prices decreased in 2013, condos increased Leader Post - January 10, 2014   REGINA — The average price of detached bungalows and two-storey homes in Regina actually decreased in 2013, while condominium prices increased marginally, according to the Royal LePage house price survey and market forecast released Thursday.  
Highlighting homelessHighlighting homeless Kerry Benjoe (Leader Post) - December 21, 2013   The YWCA helped launched a national campaign in Regina to highlight the plight of homeless women and children.   "You have to address this issue in Canada because it's becoming more and more prevalent and it's increasing," said Deanna
Trying to keep Regina's homeless warmTrying to keep Regina's homeless warm Kerry Benjoe (Leader Post) - December 20, 2013   As the mercury continues to dip below the freezing point, the city hopes it is prepared to keep the homeless warm this winter.   "I toured with the (provincial Social Services) minister, earlier this fall, the different shelters and
SOFIA House reaches out with SHOP programSOFIA House reaches out with SHOP program Irene Seiberling (Leader Post) - December 17, 2013   "It's good to know that no matter what we do or where we go after we leave there, we don't ever have to feel alone or scared because we still have someone that believes in you and helps you when you can't do it by yourself. (It) can
MOSAIC makes $1-million pledge to Habitat for HumanityMOSAIC makes $1-million pledge to Habitat for Humanity Kerry Benjoe (Leader Post) - December 12, 2013   REGINA — The Mosaic Company has a million reasons why it chooses to invest in this province.   On Wednesday, the potash company not only made a $1-million donation to Habitat for Humanity but pledged to help build 63 homes in the
Home sales to increase 2% in 2014 The Leader Post - December 12, 2013   Demand for housing in Regina is likely to remain strong in 2014, while average price continues to appreciate at a modest pace, according to the Re/Max housing market outlook released Wednesday.   "Regina's residential real estate market is
Carmichael Outreach tries to ensure no one's left out in coldCarmichael Outreach tries to ensure no one's left out in cold Barb Pacholik (Leader Post) - December 12, 2013   Despite frigid temperatures dipping into dangerous zones, a few people still ask at Regina's Carmichael Outreach about getting a sleeping bag.   "We try to discourage them from sleeping outside, telling them that we want them back in
Vacancy rates, rents on the rise in Sask.Vacancy rates, rents on the rise in Sask. The Leader Post - December 12, 2013   REGINA — Regina’s vacancy rate has risen to 1.8 per cent in October from 1.0 per cent in October 2012, continuing the trend toward higher vacancy rates first reported this spring, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. (CMHC) said in its rental
Little boy with big plan helps hundredsLittle boy with big plan helps hundreds Barb Pacholik (Leader Post) - December 11, 2013   REGINA — While many children are pondering what their Christmas stockings might bring, a seven-year-old Balgonie area boy ensured hundreds of people in need will have socks on their feet as the bitter cold takes hold.   Eli

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