” Income inequality and income polarization in Halifax increased. When we look at the HRM specifically, we see that both income inequality and polarization increased substantially during the 1990s. This was a period of economic downturn in the Atlantic region, and the HRM was not spared. Military bases closed, government jobs were lost, the federal government reduced federal transfer payments to the province, and the unemployment rate was high. Between 1980 and 2015, income inequality increased by 37%. Yet the most substantial increases occurred during the 1990s, with a 33% increase in income inequality from then until 2015. From 2010 onward, the increase has been 6%.”
We’ve over built our commercial stock. Rezoning this land a good idea.
Thanks to the CMHC and the Federal Government of Canada for providing us with this information.
FCM welcomes National Housing Co-Investment Fund announcement (02/05/2018)
Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) President Jenny Gerbasi issued this statement following today’s National Housing Co-Investment Fund announcement by the federal government.
“The launch of the National Housing Strategy (NHS) last fall was a breakthrough, and today’s announcement brings its largest component to life. This significant investment puts tools directly in the capable hands of local governments and affordable housing providers.
“These investments are about strengthening our federal-municipal partnership to build a future for Canada where 1.7 million households aren’t struggling to find a decent home. Turning these investments into real outcomes will require sustained collaboration among all partners. With the right tools, local expertise stands ready to repair, retrofit and grow Canada’s affordable housing supply.
“Municipalities are already innovating to support high-impact housing projects — with land contributions, expedited approvals, zoning changes and more. Engaging municipal expertise in the continued design of this fund will be critical to its ability to prioritize high-impact housing projects that reflect local needs. FCM expects deepened engagement and stands ready to work with the federal government to help get the details right.
“Affordable housing is the bedrock of the livable, inclusive communities we want to build. That’s why FCM has worked hard to secure and shape the National Housing Strategy. We commend Minister Duclos for his leadership, and the federal government for their meaningful reengagement in affordable housing.”
The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) is the national voice of municipal governments, with nearly 2,000 members representing more than 90 per cent of the Canadian population.
Don’t blame one government official or even a whole council, Legislature or House of Commons.
Blame decades of them.
My lifetime. Nationwide, few real issues, especially ones that affect lower income bracket individuals, get past this phase.
” Let’s roll up our sleeves, get the pen out and write a cheque for another report”
Homelessness is a killer.
I’ve been homeless.
Drug addiction .. mental illness .. family tragedy .. I’ve been homeless. Three times in my life. It sucks.
It’s a killer.
Once one has been homeless it’s next to impossible to ever see that person again as the job creator. The economic stimulator. The tax payer.
I was all that way more than I was ever homeless. But be clear.
I was homeless three times in my life for years at a time and like thousands and thousands of Canadians today, about 100 bucks a month away from being there again.
Housing is a Provincial power. Responsibility. I believe what the Mayor was referring to was the Centre Plan. More on that later.
We were told there was a plan. That there is a plan.
Almost every fact that local politicians or agents of the government or the media quotes us today on housing and homelessness comes from the United Way and Housing and Homelessness Partnership .
Numbers and talking points for the last two years gleaned from FIVE YEAR STRATEGIC PLAN 2015-2020
I’m going to presume that Pad Mapper, the group that put this current report out included of the HRM and not simply peninsular Halifax.
Is that safe? Maybe it’s not safe but I am going to go with it anyway.
In October 2017 HRM get’s into tenth spot for pricey pads.
That’s a four position jump from March 2017.
And a seven position jump since February.
Going into a new season in a new year and I am pretty excited about it.
New Years for me is always February 04. It’s my way of remembering and honoring my Brother Eric. His Birthday.
Spent the last nine of fourteen days out laid out with the flu and cold .. sometimes more flu .. sometimes more cold.
I have some work to do this Thanksgiving Weekend getting back on the game.
I managed somehow to miss few events however .. zoom lens comes in handy when needed to get to work without actually being around people. Work being my hobby photodocumenting Dartmouth and all the events I can get to.
Friday’s here and I hope you have a great weekend!