Housing: Resources & Stories

Find out more about initiatives taking place in partnership with the Catherine Donnelly Foundation, as well as stories of impact from recent Housing Initiatives grant partners.

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A WAY HOME

In November 2016, the CDF approved a new commitment of $1.25 million over 5 years. A Way Home supports and enables communities to make this shift through a Collective Impact framework and a coordinated constellation of strategic and practical resources, activities and supports, and at the same time advising and assisting national, regional, and local governments to develop, fund and implement effective solutions to youth homelessness. Read more…

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THE TYEE

The Tyee is an independent online magazine that aims to inform and enliven the democratic conversation.  CDF recently awarded them a second 1-year grant to explore emerging urban housing challenges and solutions, with emphasis on national approaches to access and affordability. The Tyee is an independent online magazine that aims to inform and enliven the democratic conversation necessary to improve environmental, economic and social conditions. Read more…

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THE NEIGHBOURHOOD LAND TRUST

The Neighbourhood Land Trust developed a replicable model for Rooming House Preservation by a non-profit Community Land Trust, supported by new tools to facilitate effective and efficient project planning. This groundwork will enable the land trust and its
partners to preserve and protect this important stock of affordable housing for vulnerable tenants, many
of whom are at-risk of becoming homeless. Read more…