This section explores current news articles related to all things housing. These articles may have a direct impact on the developmental service sector, or simply be an interesting and informative read. Click on the article title to be connected to the webpage.
February 4, 2018
Nova Scotia human-rights case seeks to establish right to supported housing for people with disabilities
This is the first case in Canada in which people with disabilities are claiming their right not just to live in communities but to receive public assistance.
November 13, 2017
Ontario is taking immediate steps to streamline the approvals process for new housing developments, which will help bring more housing to market sooner. Streamlining housing approvals will help more people find affordable homes.
November 1, 2017
Ontario Expands Support for the City of Toronto's Bridges to Housing Project for Adults with Developmental Disabilities
"Ontario is providing $730,000 in continued support for the City of Toronto’s Bridges to Housing project. This includes $465,000 in annualized funding beginning in 2018/19 to continue the project and maintain supports for individuals currently housed..."
November 1, 2017
"By unlocking these lands, we are helping individuals, families and seniors find the affordable and market housing they need. We believe increasing housing options for people from all walks of life will help build stronger, more inclusive communities."
October 7, 2017
"Now, all future developments will include power-operated entry doors; wider doorways with a minimum 34-inch clearance; balconies with swing doors and low-threshold, roll-out access; increased clearance between cabinets and islands; at least one bathroom with a roll-in shower, handheld faucet, grab bars and seat, as well as undersink knee clearance."
September 15, 2017
"For the first time since setting that affordable housing goal almost a decade ago, this city council will actually meet — and exceed — that target this year and we are already working to repeat that hard work again next year."
September 1, 2017