Thursday, May 23, 2013

Rental Housing Market in Halton - CMHC report

Only about 10% of rental units in the Halton Region are in Milton & Halton Halls according to the March 2013 Community Lens published by Community Development Halton. They presents housing market information collected by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). The bulletin #85 also reveals that the Halton Region has the highest average rental rates and lowest average vacancy rate in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA). Most notably it is 50% higher than City of Hamilton. See the Community Development Halton website for more information

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Two new welcomes

The month of May 2013 marks a welcome to two new inidividuals to Milton Transitional Housing. Most important we welcome a third client who is now safely in the second townhouse in Milton. This is great work by the team and identifies that MTH is really making a difference to those for whom it was set up to help. Secondly, we welcome Carolyn Dyck who starts as the contract Adminstrative Manager and will be instrumental in driving MTH forward. Good luck to you both.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Youth Homelessness in Canada - new book

The Homeless Hub has announced the publication of a new book on Youth Homelessness in Canada Implications for Policy and Practice aims to fill a gap in the information available on this important issue by providing an easily accessible collection of the best Canadian research and policy analysis in the field. It is available to download as an free Ebook (PDF or for ereader devices) or alternatively a print copy can be purchased for $22. It is published by the Canadian Homelessness Research Network. This book is protected under a Creative Commons license that allows you to share, copy, distribute, and transmit the work for non-commercial purposes, provided you attribute it to the original source.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Metroland Poverty Series latest media

Metroland published its latest in its four part series on poverty. The latest article is called Working to alleviate poverty in Halton. This article identifies the various agencies in Halton involved in supporting those at risk of poverty, including Milton Transitional Housing. This is an important series. Please encourage friends and family to read it and we congratulate Metroland and the media team for working on this poverty series.

20,000 page views and growing

I am truly honoured that there have been 20,000 page views of this blog, particularly given that this subject is very specific to our Milton community. It is not exactly 'viral' in web terms but it does show the growing awareness and interest for those at risk of homelessness in our community and our compulsion to act. This is all amazing given that the blog just started as a vehicle for me to share that I found it hard to comprehend homelessness in a community as apparently affluent as Milton. I look forward to celebrating 50,000 views one day.