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‘Violence is gender-neutral’ points out shelter director‘Violence is gender-neutral’ points out shelter director Irene Seiberling (Leader Post) - November 18, 2013   Men are not the enemy!   Let’s be perfectly clear about that.   Yes, there are some bad seeds. But the same is true about women.   Abusers can be male or female.   Men and women can find themselves in an
Housing concerns remain an issue in ReginaHousing concerns remain an issue in Regina Kerry Benjoe (Leader Post) - November 15, 2013   REGINA — Although a number of non-profit organizations were recognized for their work on addressing the housing issue in Regina, many of the recipients are still concerned about the current market as the province continues to grow.
Event helps homeless, underprivileged in Regina Heather Polischuk (Leader Post) - November 12, 2013   It's never been easy to attach numbers to homelessness in Regina since it's not as readily noticeable here.   But those who work with the homeless and underprivileged say Regina's problem is very real - and is showing no signs of
Regina housing starts up 38% in October REGINA — The Regina area saw 376 housing starts in October, up from 273 in October 2012, mainly due to a large increase in multiple-unit construction, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. (CMHC).   While single family starts were up about 10 per cent to 111 last month,
Regina mayor backs call for national planRegina mayor backs call for national plan Vanessa Brown (Leader Post) - October 31, 2013   A long-term national housing strategy would help the city better address the issue of homelessness, a local housing advocate says.   Housing researcher Marc Spooner's comments come as the Federation of Canadian Municipalities this week
A push to clean up vacant lots in ReginaA push to clean up vacant lots in Regina Vanessa Brown (Leader Post) - Oct 28, 2013   City Councillor Mike O'Donnell drives by the sites and pictures housing, possibly a new business moving into the neighbourhood.   The lots - 15 of them identified by the city - were once gas stations but now sit vacant, blades of grass
Regina mayor's housing task force beginsRegina mayor's housing task force begins Vanessa Brown (Leader Post) - Oct 25, 2013   Flanked by Social Services Minister June Draude and members of his new housing task force, Mayor Michael Fougere kicked off the city's housing commission Thursday with a plan to attract more apartments downtown.   For the first time in at
Tax break should favour apartments, housing commission says: City of Regina may tweak policy for downtown residential construction incentiveTax break should favour apartments, housing commission says: City of Regina may tweak policy for downtown residential construction incentive CBC News - Oct 24, 2013 Officials for the City of Regina are recommending changes to an incentive program to favour smaller apartments in the downtown area.   Regina currently offers a property tax holiday, for five years, for new construction of apartments and condominiums in the downtown.
Homelessness in Regina: Current Situation and Solutions from Other Communities This report was prepared for Carmichael Outreach, a community - based organization that provides housing and support services to citizens of Regina. Objectives of the report are to provide an overview of the city's housing and homelessness situation (e.g., available housing, number of homeless
10 Things You Might Not Know About Poverty In Canada10 Things You Might Not Know About Poverty In Canada (Photo: Reuters) - October 17, 2013   In 1993, the UN designated October 17 the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, and later adopted the eradication of extreme poverty and hunger as the core of its Millennium Development Goals. The theme for this year is "Working together
Advocates call for “Housing First” model in ReginaAdvocates call for “Housing First” model in Regina Pamela Cowan (Leader Post) - Oct 11, 2013   REGINA — When Tyler Gray started working as housing support co-ordinator at Carmichael Outreach in June, he was shocked by the amount of time it takes for homeless people to just survive.   “Somebody who lives in extreme
Seeking A Solution To A Complex ProblemSeeking A Solution To A Complex Problem Pamela Cowan, October 5, 2013 - As winter approaches, the homeless aren't as visible in Regina as they are in larger cities, but Hirsch Greenberg estimates just under 3,000 men, women and children in Regina don't have a permanent place to call home.   According to data he gathered
One in Five Households Live In “Unaffordable Housing’’One in Five Households Live In “Unaffordable Housing’’ By Bruce Johnstone, Spetember 24, 2013 — More than 20 per cent of Saskatchewan households are living in “unaffordable housing,’’ which is higher than the national average and Manitoba, but lower than Alberta, according to the August edition of Sask Trends Monitor.  
Housing First Saves Calgary Taxpayers More Than $2 Million"Housing First" Saves Calgary Taxpayers More Than $2 Million By Mia Sosiak, Spetember 17, 2013 - The Calgary Homeless Foundation is offering proof that it’s “Housing First” concept has saved taxpayers almost two and a half million dollars.   The foundation has been increasing the number of supportive housing spaces as part of
State of Homelessness in Canada ReportState of Homelessness in Canada Report The Homeless Hub has just released the State of Homelessness in Canada for 2013, depicting the current homelessness situation in the nation. Stephen Gaetz, Jesse Donaldson, Tim Richter, and Tanya Gulliver are all contributors to the report; which discusses both the successes and ongoing challenges

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