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Kingston couple helping a homeless man get micro home

While working one day from home on her front porch, Kim Cormier, a mortgage agent in Kingston, saw David McDonald struggling with the tire of his scooter in front of her house. As Cormier describes, it was a hot, humid day, and she offered to help the man and asked

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City Council to discuss allocation of $7mill+ in ‘Rapid Housing Funding’

Just two weeks ago, the City of Kingston was awarded $7,418,328 through the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation’s Rapid Housing Initiative (RHI). By the end of this month, the City must have all project applications for the use of that funding submitted to the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHA).

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Residents of KFHC say they are not being treated like people

According to several residents of City-owned Kingston Frontenac Housing Corporation’s (KFHC) Rideaucrest Towers, on Saturday, Jul. 31, 2021, a hot water tank blew in a seventh-floor apartment, causing extensive damage and potential health risks on that floor and the floor below, and causing a sixth-floor ceiling to fall in.  As

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Kingston Frontenac Housing Corp. blames banking snafu for early withdrawal of tenants’ rent

Some residents of the City-owned Kingston Frontenac Housing Corporation (KFHC) awoke on Monday to find the housing corporation had withdrawn their rent fees over a week earlier than expected, resulting in insufficient fund charges, and the inability to purchase necessities or pay other bills. This was the situation on Monday,

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Government of Canada announces millions in funding for Kingston rapid housing

The Government of Canada announced an allotment of  $7.4 million for the City of Kingston to put toward rapid housing on Thursday, Jul. 22, 2021. Adam Vaughan, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and Minister Responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) made the

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Kingston City Council votes to move forward on inclusion, compensation of unhoused population in policy making

In a Kingston City Council meeting on Tuesday, Jun. 22, 2021, which was held virtually, Councillor Jeff McLaren moved a motion regarding the inclusion of insights from people with lived experiences of homelessness into policy decisions. Councillor Robert Kiley seconded the motion.  The motion also sheds light on the structural

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Proposed Indigenous supportive housing program seeks Council approval

A report to Kingston City Council released today proposes the use of the City-owned building, 113 Lower Union Street, for an Indigenous Supportive Housing Program. If approved, the facility will house up to 19 homeless and precariously housed individuals beginning in late 2021. With Council’s approval, Tipi Moza (Iron Homes)

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Kingston Youth Shelter moves to city’s west end

The Kingston Youth Shelter, formerly located at 113 Lower Union Street, has moved to the former Fairfield Manor West site at 805 Ridley Drive — albeit only temporarily. The City of Kingston acquired the former Fairfield Manor West site after Council voted to do so in October 2020. Prior to

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Letter: Homes for Heroes – Learning more about Kingston’s first tiny homes project

Editorial note: The following is a submitted letter to the editor. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of The Kingstonist. On Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020, the Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing announced the provincial government was providing $200,000 and transferring one acre of land

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