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Summit to explore solutions to Northern housing crunch | The Chronicle Journal

The Municipality of Sioux Lookout will host the 2018 Northern Housing Summit in June and serve as a test case for other Northern Ontario communities to find solutions to housing needs.

The summit will bring together non-profits, government agencies, First Nations and private sector organizations to suggest ideas and discuss solutions to the growing need for housing as populations increase in response to economic growth.

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Federal government launches multi-billion dollar National Housing Co-Investment Fund

“Canada’s first-ever National Housing Strategy is built, in part, on the idea that when the federal government works collaboratively with its partners, we can give more Canadians a place to call home. The National Housing Co-Investment Fund is this idea in action. By working with our partners at all levels, more middle class Canadians — and those working hard to join it — will find safe, accessible, affordable homes, in vibrant and inclusive communities where families thrive, children learn and grow, and their parents have the stability and opportunities they need to succeed.”
— The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and Minister Responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation

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Sioux Lookout chosen for Modern Wood Heating Pilot

“Ontario is committed to supporting northern, rural and Indigenous communities to fight climate change and improve their communities. The wood heat pilot programs are a great example of how Ontario’s carbon market proceeds are reducing greenhouse gas pollution, helping people save on heating costs, creating new jobs and supporting Ontario’s transition to a low-carbon economy.”
Chris Ballard – Minister of the Environment and Climate Change

“Ontario is taking action to support our forest product sector through development of these community-led modern wood heating pilots. A strong local market for wood heating fuels will support a diverse forest product sector, spur innovation, and keep investment here in Ontario. By increasing the use of modern wood heating technologies in these communities, the pilots will reduce greenhouse gas emissions, create jobs and encourage development of Ontario’s abundant forest resources.”
Nathalie Des Rosiers – Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry

To read the Ontario Newsroom article click here.
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Northern Housing Summit to seek housing solutions | Northern Ontario Business

The 2018 Northern Housing Summit will seek to find solutions to housing needs, with the community of Sioux Lookout serving as a test case for other communities in Northern Ontario.

Taking place June 25-29 in Sioux Lookout, the summit brings together stakeholders and interest groups to discuss challenges and solutions around housing issues facing communities in Ontario’s North. Read More>

Ontario Boosting Rental Supply for Individuals and Families

“Ontario is making it easier for individuals and families to find a home by rebating development charges on new, purpose-built rental housing, to encourage more construction and bring more fairness to the rental market..” – Ontario News

Peter Milczyn

“We believe everyone deserves a place they can call home. Building more rental housing not only helps individuals and families find places to live, it creates strong, vibrant communities.” – Peter Milczyn (Minister of Housing and Minister Responsible for the Poverty Reduction Strategy)

For the entire Ontario Newsroom article click here.