Online Resources - Housing

February 5, 2014
CMHC is Canada's national housing agency. CMHC - the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation has a compilation of data from all provinces and territories as a part of their website on information...
Keywords: Housing, Tenants' Rights, Government information, All of Canada
February 5, 2014
The Homelessness Partnering Strategy (HPS) is a community-based program aimed at preventing and reducing homelessness by providing direct support and funding to 61 designated communities across...
Keywords: Homelessness, Housing, housing funding, Government information, All of Canada
February 5, 2014
Shelter Net BC is a network of groups who provide shelters for people in BC. Attached as well is a list of shelters available for women, men and youth in Vancouver (PDF).
Keywords: Homelessness, Housing, British Columbia, General resources
March 28, 2013
The Vancouver Renters Union is a member-driven organization open to all individual renters that aims to organize all Metro Vancouver renters into a union capable of determining housing rights, rents...
Keywords: affordable housing, Housing, Tenants' Rights, British Columbia, Campaigns and initiatives
March 1, 2013
The mission of the Affordable Housing Association of Nova Scotia (AHANS) is to promote and support access to decent and affordable housing throughout Nova Scotia. We have been advocating for...
Keywords: affordable housing, Housing, Campaigns and initiatives, Nova Scotia, Organizations
March 1, 2013
Blog for the Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness.
Keywords: Blogs, coalition, Homelessness, Housing, victoria, British Columbia
January 31, 2013
The Social Housing Coalition is a non-partisan, volunteer coalition spanning Vancouver and the Lower Mainland, and reaching out to the rest of British Columbia. We are a grassroots coalition...
Keywords: Housing, Organizing, social housing, British Columbia, Campaigns and initiatives, Organizations
November 2, 2011
The Newfoundland and Labrador Housing and Homelessness Network (NLHHN) is a group of community-based service providers, municipal, provincial and federal departments and agencies, and representatives...
Keywords: Homelessness, homelessness in Newfoundland, Housing, service providers, Campaigns and initiatives, Newfoundland, Organizations, Reports and documents, Research and education
June 15, 2011
In London, Ontario, discharges from psychiatric wards to shelters or NFA occurred 194 times per year. This discovery led to the creation of a pilot project that provided immediate access to a housing...
Keywords: Homelessness, Housing, Mental Health, Ontario, Reports and documents
June 15, 2011
Many Canadian families are finding it difficult to make ends meet even when they work long hours. The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) reported that Canadian families in the bottom half...
Keywords: Housing, living wage, Workers' Rights, Reports and documents, All of Canada
June 1, 2011
City Life/Vida Urbana is a community organization in Boston that has organized against evictions and for community controlled housing. They have long struggled for community control of local...
Keywords: Boston, Children and Youth, Ethnicity and Race, Homelessness, Housing, Human Rights, Immigrants and Refugees, Organizing, Tenants' Rights, Welfare, Women, Organizations, United States
June 1, 2011
Take Back the Land is an activist group out of Miami that asserts their right to the land in their communities and the use of public space for the public good- specifically, to house, feed and...
Keywords: Ethnicity and Race, Homelessness, Housing, Miami, General resources, United States
June 1, 2011
Edmonton Coalition On Housing and Homelessness (ECOHH) was created in 1980 to address housing and homelessness issues in Edmonton. Many community organizations and individuals are active participants...
Keywords: Alberta, Homelessness, Housing, Organizations
June 1, 2011
HomeComing Community Choice Coalition promotes the rights of people with mental illness to live where they choose.
Keywords: Housing, Mental Health, supportive housing, Ontario, Organizations
June 1, 2011
Coalition on Homelessness and Housing in Ohio (COHHIO) is involved in a range of housing assistance services in Ohio, including homeless prevention, emergency shelters, transitional housing and...
Keywords: Homelessness, Housing, Ohio, Organizing, Organizations, United States
June 1, 2011
The Carnegie Community Action Project website has a blog with news and information on housing, homelessness, and actions in the Downtown Eastside.
Keywords: Downtown Eastside, Homelessness, Housing, Organizing, British Columbia, Organizations
June 1, 2011
The Social Planning and Research Council of BC (SPARC BC) is a non-partisan, charitable organization operating in BC since 1966. SPARC BC focuses on social justice issues and works together with...
Keywords: Disability, Ethnicity and Race, Homelessness, Housing, Poverty Research, Welfare, British Columbia, Organizations
May 30, 2011
Squatter City Blog is a blog about squatters and squatter cities around the world written by a New York-based writer who spent two years living in squatter communities in four continents.
Keywords: Blogs, Homelessness, Housing, squatters, International
May 30, 2011
The Wellesley Institute is a Toronto-based non-profit and non-partisan research and policy institute. The organization focuses on developing research, policy and community mobilization to advance...
Keywords: Health, Housing, Poverty Research, General resources, All of Canada
May 30, 2011
A new HRSDC website, Indicators of Well-being in Canada presents comprehensive, up-to-date information on the well-being of Canadians and Canadian society, including Homeless Shelters and Beds, Low...
Keywords: Homelessness, Housing, Poverty Research, Welfare, General resources, Government information, All of Canada
May 30, 2011
Monarch Housing Associates is a mission driven, results oriented non-profit. Their vision is that every person will have quality affordable, permanent housing that fosters freedom, independence and...
Keywords: Homelessness, Housing, Organizations, United States
May 30, 2011
Canadian Housing Equality Resources is a national website developed by the Centre for Equality Rights in Accommodation (CERA) to provide community advocates with tools to help them effectively...
Keywords: Housing, Tenants' Rights, Organizations, All of Canada
May 30, 2011
CERA is one of the nation's leaders in human rights protection in housing.
Keywords: Homelessness, Housing, housing discrimination, Human Rights, Organizations, All of Canada
May 30, 2011
The Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions (COHRE) is an international independent, non-governmental, not-for-profit human rights organisation campaigning for the protection of housing rights and the...
Keywords: Homelessness, Housing, Human Rights, Organizations, International
May 29, 2011
Cathy Crowe has been a street nurse in Toronto for over 15 years. She published a newsletter hoping to report on her activities, create a link to a broader group of individuals who care about these...
Keywords: Blogs, Homelessness, Housing, Ontario
May 29, 2011
BC 211 is British Columbia's directory of community, social and government services. Available online or by dialling 211, where staff are available 24/7 to assist those looking for services.
Keywords: Aboriginal and First Nations, Children and Youth, Disability, Government Policy, Homelessness, Housing, Legal Aid, Mental Health, Seniors and Elders, Tenants' Rights, Unemployment, Violence, Welfare, Women, British Columbia, Manuals and guides
May 27, 2011
The City of Vancouver website has a section on Housing and Homelessness. This section contains information on the City’s housing policy, programs and research.
Keywords: Homelessness, Housing, British Columbia, Government information
May 25, 2011
The Alberta links section of Canadian Social Research provides a directory of resources on development, poverty, unemployment, and related topics.
Keywords: Children and Youth, Housing, Immigrants and Refugees, Welfare, Workers' Rights, Directories, Research and education
May 25, 2011
Housing New Canadians is a research partnership between the University of Toronto and York University, focused on housing access and discrimination in the Toronto area, where about forty percent of...
Keywords: Housing, housing discrimination, Immigrants and Refugees, Toronto, Ontario, Organizations, All of Canada, Research and education
May 25, 2011
BC Housing is the website for the government funding agency which offers housing assistance to low- and moderate-income families, seniors, urban singles and people with special needs.
Keywords: Housing, British Columbia, Organizations, Services
May 18, 2011
The Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada (CHF Canada) is the national voice of Canada's co-operative housing movement.
Keywords: co-operative housing, coop, Housing, housing, Organizations, All of Canada
May 18, 2011
The Residential Tenancy Branch provides landlords and tenants with information and dispute resolution services. The information on this B.C. government web site will help you understand your rights...
Keywords: Government Policy, Housing, housing, housing, tenants rights, tenants rights, Tenants' Rights, British Columbia, Government information
May 18, 2011
CHRA is a national non-profit organization representing those who manage and deliver housing programs in communities across Canada.
Keywords: affordable housing, Homelessness, Housing, national housing strategy, social housing, Organizations, All of Canada
March 8, 2011
The Yukon Anti-Poverty Coalition facilitates the elimination of poverty in the Yukon through awareness, advocacy and action. Our members are an action-based team who partner with other community...
Keywords: anti-poverty, Disability, food bank, Foodbanks and Food, Homelessness, Housing, Human Rights, Organizing, Poverty Research, services, shelters, Tenants' Rights, Unemployment, Welfare, Organizations, Yukon
January 17, 2011
threeSOURCE is an information hub for Alberta's third sector. They collect publications for, by, and about nonprofits and social services in our province.
Keywords: Alberta, Children and Youth, Housing, non-profit, Poverty Research, social planning, social services, Workers' Rights, Directories, Gateways
December 22, 2010
The Mainlander is a Metro Vancouver online publication dedicated to the coverage of municipal politics, housing and homelessness, policing, arts and culture and more. The Mainlander aims to: provide...
Keywords: Blogs, Government Policy, Homelessness, Housing, Media, online magazine, British Columbia
December 14, 2010
This site, now over ten years old, has an amazing amount of links and is updated on a weekly basis. Everything you need to know about government policy, welfare rates, social policy, poverty...
Keywords: Aboriginal and First Nations, Disability, Family, Foodbanks and Food, government, Government Policy, Housing, Human Rights, Poverty Research, Seniors and Elders, social policy, social research, statistics, Unemployment, Gateways, All of Canada
November 23, 2010
In British Columbia, landlords and property managers acting on their behalf must adhere to the privacy rules contained in the BC Personal Information Protection Act ("PIPA"). These guidelines are...
Keywords: Housing, landlords, privacy, tenants, Tenants' Rights, British Columbia, Manuals and guides
November 18, 2010
Research, presentations and reports from the Bed Bug Symposium 2010 Conference Proceedings.
Keywords: bed bugs, Housing, Reports and documents, All of Canada, Research and education
November 17, 2010
The goal of Community Health Online Digital Archive Research Resource (CHODARR) is to improve health and social welfare research and advocacy by providing academic and community-based health...
Keywords: Aboriginal and First Nations, Health, health research, HIV/AIDS, Housing, Mental Health, social justice, social welfare research, Women, British Columbia, Directories, Reports and documents, Research and education