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May 19, Eva Davis of @JohnHoward_Can #Ottawa came to our #AntiRacism Working Group to talk about project at 500 Lisgar. Several members of #Housing #Affordability Working group joined the meeting and we had a great presentation and discussion on project and supportive housing 1/
@CentretownCCA board voted to sign on #StartsWithHome campaign lead by @OttawaAlliance mid February. We voted May 2022 to continue as a member of @OttawaCBN after signing on as a founding member of LeBreton Flats Community Benefits Coalition #cba4lebreton in 2019.
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This project was initiated by @ottawacity under #Federal Gov't #RapidHousingInititiave Major City Stream admin by @CMHC_ca. The 28 units is part of 109 units under 4 projects for $31.9M allocated to #Ottawa to help the Jan 2020 declared #homeless and #housing #emergency. 3/
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"[T]he whole world’s inexcusable mistake. We could have avoided so many deaths if a Basic Income had been introduced to the world. UBI will reduce humanity’s aggression and destroy the economic, political, and psychological causes of war."--Irina Soloveva greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2022/04/30/dai…
Can Alondra Nelson Remake the Government's Approach to Science and Tech? - POLITICO
politico.com/news/magazine/…
#OfficeOfScienceAndTechnologyPolicy, #InstitutionalLeadership, #OrganizationDesign, #DepoliticizationOfScience
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A hot take that shouldn’t be a hot take:

Simply raising the #OW and #ODSP rates isn’t good enough.
Some thoughts:
1) If raising the rates is an interim measure towards a #UBI #GLBI, fine. But #OW and #ODSP are riddled with barriers and were not meant to create a living wage.
What do I mean? Well the #OW Act of 1997 defines ‘assistance’ as “life stabilization assistance and basic financial assistance” - no matter how you look at it, stabilization =/= thriving, living, equitable. It’s an interim fix to a structural failure.
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@capebretonpost Typos in a headline are a BIG no-no. #CBPost Image
MEMO TO: @hfxgov councillors.

Can surplus land be sold for $1.00 to accommodate #AffordableHousing? Can permit fees, subdivision fees, and zone amendment fees be waived when affordable housing projects are in the making? #CBRM #HRM #Halifax @CBRMGov saltwire.com/cape-breton/op…
We are grateful to Coun. Gordon MacDonald @tobinroader for keeping affordable housing on council agenda. As has been pointed out around the council table, affordable housing is not a municipal responsibility.

Thankfully though this doesn’t mean it can’t be a municipal priority. Image
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Will ⁦@GeoffMacLellan⁩’s #affordablehousing task force do anything about #REIT’s?

REIT’s own or invest in income-producing real estate & distribute profits to their shareholders. Many are traded publicly on the stock market. #nspoli #Halifax cbc.ca/news/canada/fi…
2) @MichaelTGorman Nova Scotia's DM of housing said Wed. that non-profit housing will have to be "dramatically" expanded to address the province's housing crunch.

(Thus far both Geoff MacLellan and Tim Houston only seem interested in ‘market’ solutions.)
cbc.ca/news/canada/no…
3) One of the benefits of non-market housing is that the units remain affordable for the long term.

That's a key difference from many private developments that get govt. funding to include a handful of affordable units. #HRM @hfxgov @MikeSavageHFX @dubehalifax1 @HRMLovelace Image
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Following on the second most exciting news in Ohio (@Bengals #WhoDey #RuleTheJungle) we’re using this week’s #GOPCThread to look closer at the land use implications of the recent #IntelOhio announcement.
On Jan 21, 2022, @GovMikeDeWine + @Intel officially announced the chip manufacturer would build at least 2 semi-conductor chip factories in New Albany, a suburb 25 minutes north east of downtown #Columbus.
The facilities will be built on undeveloped land, contiguous to the current New Albany International Business Park. The city has annexed much of the land from Jersey Township in Licking Co. (map courtesy of #NewAlbanyInternationalBusinessPark)
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@Maria_Hinojosa @NewYorker @JonathanBlitzer I think one key issue is the fact that the same people who want America and Americans to welcome unlimited numbers of undocumented foreign citizens, abandoning their BIPOC-led sovereign independent home countries . . .

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@Maria_Hinojosa @NewYorker @JonathanBlitzer . . . and hiring international criminal human trafficking organizations to guide them to our southwest border to make questionable asylum claims, then to live, at best, semi-documented, in what they constantly insist is a horribly and unredeemably racist country . . .

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@Maria_Hinojosa @NewYorker @JonathanBlitzer . . . . and at the same time constantly complaining about @fightfor15 and #AffordableHousing, when an ample supply of relatively unskilled labor competes with US-based including American workers who now have leverage to negotiate and get a union.

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It has been a busy end to 2021 for #affordablehousing in #NewJersey. A few examples of recent developments:
In #Hanover, ground broke on the first phase of a project that will produce 140 homes for very-low-, low-, and moderate-income families (all 2- and 3-bedrooms) and 32 supportive homes for those with special needs. Read more here: jerseydigs.com/river-park-tow… Image
In #ColtsNeck, the Planning Board approved a project that will produce 72 homes for very-low-, low-, and moderate-income families. Read more here: centraljersey.com/2021/12/08/360… Image
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The final rules for #ARPA are still pending, but that hasn’t stopped cities & counties from starting to think about, collect input on, and deploy these important resources. This week’s #GOPCThread highlights themes we’re seeing in #Ohio.
.@ICMA surveyed its members thru mid-Sept ’21 and found, nationally, top priorities for local #ARPA $ were 1) sewer & water infrastructure improvements and 2) revenue replacement #GOPCThread
icma.org/articles/artic…
Many communities in Ohio have announced they will be allocating funds to reduce debts created by the pandemic; some munis + counties, like, @CityofMansfield, have already allocated their funds. #GOPCThread
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I’ve been doing a side project lately, seeking to understand recent federal housing investments in historical context.

The graph below shows affordable housing units funded by the federal government between 1946 and 2019.
#affordablehousing #HousingForAll
This graph requires additional refinement, but essentially shows approved units and acquisitions under CMHC’s various programs through time. My source for these data is a CMHC publication entitled “Canadian Housing Statistics”, which was published continually from 1955 to 2012
You can find a link to each one of these reports here: tinyurl.com/39ahpnne. Data for the National Housing Strategy + Investment in Affordable Housing are taken from a Progress Report on Housing Investments (Annex C), found here: tinyurl.com/3drkrmvw
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I’m a pretty new resident of #KitchenerCentre, but it’s obvious that something noteworthy happened here over the past couple of months – and the past couple of years – that saw @MorriceMike elected last night. It’s something that #cdnpoli, #onpoli & beyond should take note of. 🧵
In this riding, it seems that HOW a candidate shows up, serves their community and campaigns has proven to be as (or more) important as WHAT the candidate stands for.
To me, Mike’s victory is a triumph for a #leadership of humility, open-mindedness, respect, and grace – alongside a mandate to advocate for #affordablehousing, access to #healthcare, a livable #climate, etc.
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This year #ElectionDay kicks off #ClimateWeek which should be all the reminder you need to #VoteClimate, not just in this election but EVERY election. But after today comes & goes, what next? Well, all *sorts* of things! #yyc #elxnyyc
Whoever wins today's election your work as a climate champion begins anew tomorrow morning. We must relentlessly hold winners to their words & ALWAYS push for better. It's not enough to just vote & think your advocacy's done, the ship righted. A safe future needs YOU #ClimateWeek
Hey, this is AB's election SEASON; after today we've got the upcoming municipal elections on Oct 18th! It's at the community & municipal levels that you have the best chance of creating REAL #ClimateAction. Don't worry, the Hub's got you covered on that too! #ClimateWeek #yyccc
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The 3-day finale of #yyccc 2017-2021 was lit!!! It’s hard to believe the writers were able to get so many great things resolved. Also, so many cool things have been set up for the next show: 2021-2025 (which will start filming on Oct 18). Here’s my recap of the highlights: 1/24
The finale opened w emotion: 1) #yyc-based members of the #TokyoOlympics/#TokyoParalympics #teamcanada were honored. 2) tributes to the retiring members of #yyccc, @DruhFarrell @EWoolleyWard8 @ChahalGeorge @Ward4Ward1 @CouncillorKeats & @nenshi, induced tears & good vibes. 2/24
After almost exactly 4yrs of work initiated by my learning about #BenefitDrivenProcurement @FCSSAAoffice’s AGM right after the 2017 #yycvote, getting an NoM passed by #yyccc, & development shepherded by @momentumcalgary’s @HareCourtney, we’ve approved a great policy!!! 3/24
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 09/10/2021 greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2021/09/10/dai…
Why Afghan Refugees Aren’t Actually Welcome in California

theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/…

#refugees #california #AffordableHousing #consequences
21 Experts on the Future of Expertise: How is expertise being redefined in the modern era?

future.a16z.com/question/futur…

#expertise #FutureTrends #consequences
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As someone who opposes Islamophobia, why should I vote strategically for a party that drafted a dog-whistle bill around it or that voted for it, over the NDP who didn't?

#Islamophobia #Elxn44 #cdnpoli
As someone who supports labour organizing, why would I vote strategically for a party who doesn't want to strengthen labour laws to support workers during strikes and lockouts, when the NDP does?

#canlab #strike #Elxn44
As someone who wants trade deals that are good for Canada and Canadian workers and don't contain harmful ISDs and respect our sovereignty, why would I vote strategically for any party who undermines that? #trade #cdnecon #Elxn2021
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📡Live Now📡

@FollowCII Annual Meeting 2021

@CIIEvents's Plenary Session - Sustainable Urbanization

Minister @HardeepSPuri to address the event

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#IndiaAt75
#AmritMahotsav
Between 2004-2014, 1.57 lakh cr. were spent on programmatic interventions for Urban Development

Since 2015, 6 times of the amount, 11 lakh cr. have been spent

-Minister @HardeepSPuri

at @FollowCII Annual Meeting 2021

🎥

#IndiaAt75
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#SwachhBharat mission has been a roaring success

Target of building toilets was achieved in record time

-Minister @HardeepSPuri

at @FollowCII Annual Meeting 2021

🎥

@SwachhBharatGov
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@RcuthbertsonCBC Five of the six apartment buildings are run by Toronto-headquartered @MetCapLivingMgt, a property management firm that operates thousands of multi-family units in five provinces. #Halifax #AffordableHousing #Metcap #Telus #REIT #nspoli newsinteractives.cbc.ca/longform/apart…
@Tim_Bousquet has been reporting on the diabolical nature of REITs, Real Estate Investment Trusts, for some time now.

Here's a bit of a THREAD from Dec. 2019. #RentControl
CUTHBERTSON: An analysis of records compiled for @CBCNS by Nova Scotia Courts shows that between 2015 & 2019, more than 550 residential tenancy orders were filed in court against renters living in 1,200 apt. units run by Metcap, 3/4's of them currently owned by Telus.

@usw1944
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This morning @HonAhmedHussen announced fantastic news for #HamOnt - our government is making a historic investment in #AffordableHousing here, with over $145M to repair nearly 6,300 social housing units in our city! bit.ly/3nnvDnl
This investment will have a real positive impact on people’s lives. Safe and stable housing is essential to our health and wellbeing. Many of these units will be for priority vulnerable groups, with almost half dedicated to seniors across the city.
Our government is working to ensure every Canadian has access to safe and affordable housing. In #Budget2021, we presented a plan to invest $2.5B and reallocate $1.3B in existing funding to make 35,000 affordable housing units available.
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As we grapple with LA's failure to house its people, we want to reaffirm a commitment to equity and fairness in our approach. @CamnerLeonora wrote about why it is important for the #yimby movement to center WHERE to put housing and for WHOM:

abundanthousingla.org/a-yimby-moveme…
Abundant Housing LA is building the pro-housing movement for LA. But it’s not enough to just be supportive of housing in general. Achieving housing abundance requires thoughtful approaches that center equity, racial justice, and environmentalism.

abundanthousingla.org/policyagenda/
Abundant Housing is committed to critically reexamining our approach to housing, our past positions, and direction in the context of equity and racial justice.
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 02/22/2021 greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2021/02/22/dai…
The Politics of a Second Gilded Age

jacobinmag.com/2021/02/the-po…

#inequality #politics
Congress' failure to extend the stimulus reveals a broken safety net, but a jobs guarantee could wipe out unemployment for good

businessinsider.com/bards-pavlina-…

#GuaranteedEmployment #SafetyNet #EconomicStimulus #ModernMonetaryTheory
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1/ Happy New Year, #HousingTO..! Starting 2021 with our #2021Watchlist of #AffordableHousing developments (& #TOPoli processes) that we need to see this year... 🗓️

First up. The new #ModularHousing site at #150Harrison - should be "MOVE-IN" ready before Valentine's Day... ✅
2/ Next on our #2021Watchlist of #AffordableHousing developments (& #TOPoli processes) that we need to see in 2021...

We expect the Development & Not-for-Profit partners for the first Three (3) #HousingNow sites to be announced when the RFP winners are made public in Q1/2021...
3/ Next on our #2021Watchlist of #AffordableHousing developments (& #TOPoli processes) that we need to see in 2021...

The #EtobTO RFPs should be issued for the Two (2) large #HousingNow sites at KIPLING & ISLINGTON #TTC stations in Q2/2021... 🗓️

LINK - createto.ca/housingnow/eto…
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