Local Housing

We Are Serious About Ending Homelessness in Waterloo Region

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Locally we celebrated National Housing Day on November 16. A week later, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the historic National Housing Strategy.  With this announcement, the Federal Government has definitively declared that it is committed to working toward ending homelessness and creating affordable housing. The Ontario Government, through its Poverty Reduction Strategy prioritized ending homelessness. […]

Data

How close are we to ending homelessness?

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Ever heard of ‘functional zero?’   If you guessed it’s the temperature that freezes your car engine in the dead of winter, you’d be wrong. But if you guessed it’s the number that tells us we’ve ended homelessness, you’d be right. We’re talking about it now because the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness 20,000 Homes Campaign Progress […]

Data

Four key homelessness stats for Waterloo Region

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The Data Is In The annual Housing Stability Data Summary from the Region of Waterloo has been a crucial resource for the local housing sector for the past five years. In case you missed it, the most recent report was released at the end of June. Since not everyone wants, or has the time, to dive into the meaning […]