Please watch this video. It’s deeply devastating to see so many people unable to afford a home. A PLACE TO LIVE! I cannot imagine how lonesome, terrifying, and utterly dehumanizing it would be for someone if they had no place to go.
We have the resources, yet choose to not “give handouts to people who don’t work for them.” Well, newsflash: not everyone can afford to live, regardless of how hard they work and how much effort they put into find job opportunities.
It will always be immoral to condone homelessness and starvation when there is the ability to prevent it. Keep this in mind when millions are at risk of losing their jobs, homes, lives.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau /Liberals keep announcing affordable housing units. Like everything with this government, the devil is always in the details. Who benefits more from $2K a month 'affordable' rent? Us or the developers and property management co's?
I really want to buy a big, empty building (like an unused mall or some shit) and convert it into affordable, eco-friendly housing. Like- the old store fronts could be renovated into individual housing units and the massive hallway areas could be turned into huge, shared, indoor food gardens with skylights in the ceiling. We could make a community bathhouse and recycle the used water to irrigate the garden plants before the leftover water was purified and sent back to the bathhouse but like with more minerals. And we could slowly break up the asphalt parking lot outside to replant a mini forest outside. Have you seen how big those parking lots are?? SO much wasted potential! And we could put solar panels on the roof to power it!
A new online tool called Find Housing has been launched by the Alberta government to do exactly that: help low-income people find an affordable place to live.
Josephine Pon, Alberta's minister of seniors and housing, said it will allow individuals to find and apply for housing in their own communities by filling in their information online and determining their eligibility.
More than 6,000 Albertans have used Find Housing since it was launched at the end of June, she said at a Tuesday news conference.
At its core, “defund the police” isn’t about encouraging more crime due to fewer cops on the streets. It’s about reallocating police funds into impoverished communities so they don’t have to resort to crime.
You know who won’t become the “crazy crackhead?” Someone with access to mental health treatment and rehabilitation. You know who won’t steal goods from the store? Someone with the resources to buy their own. Who won’t make you uncomfortable because they’re homeless, sleeping on the local park bench? Someone with access to affordable housing. Who won’t be snatching purses for cash to buy food? Someone who works at a job that pays a living wage. It’s really that simple.
The other day I was speaking to a PeePeeSea (PPC) supporter. They were scapegoating immigrants for the housing crisis. (Original). It's not immigrants. It's a public policy failure.
We have more homes than we have people in need in Canada. According to statistics Canada 1.3M empty (not on the market) homes in an average year. And about 235,000 homeless Canadians. That's over 5.5 empty homes for every person on the streets.
More, we are building 2x the homes in Canada for every one person added to our population. It's a travesty. More people should be aware of this, we need to fight for change.
So great news! I have FINALLY been approved for affordable housing. I’m so so happy because I’ll be able to have a place of my own that I can afford, but I really really need help with the $300 deposit. I have to come up with it ASAP or I lose my place. I’ve been waiting nearly a year and don’t want to miss this chance. I have a little put away but not enough to cover it all. If you can help I’d so greatly appreciate it, if you can’t please share this around! I’m ready for this next step in life. 🎉❤️ my cash app and Venmo is below. I have PayPal as well if that is preferred. THANK YOU!!!
*added the emails as proof that I actually need $300 for deposit! I blocked out my name, the lady, the apartment names, and emails. Anything and everything is going towards this.*
Also racing to submit its bid is an atypical buyer: a grassroots group of citizens who desperately want the land to avoid a cookie-cutter fate. The group, Save the Farm, dreams of transforming the Voit farm into a social and environmental justice hub featuring urban agriculture, nature preserves, and affordable housing. Though it has community support, it also has some serious hurdles: an $11.5 million price tag and competition from deep-pocketed real estate developers.
Similar battles are playing out all across the country. As the cost of farming goes up, aging farmers retire, and suburbs spill into rural areas, developers are gobbling up prime acreage—often forcing agriculture and housing to compete for the same land.
While the architects of some projects, including Madison’s own Troy Gardens, have figured out how to preserve farmland and create housing on a single plot—such “agrihood” models are still few and far between. And the economic value of land, especially in close proximity to urban areas, can make it hard for agriculturally minded groups to compete.