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KFHC report and response expose some harsh realities

After numerous complaints by tenants of safety issues and mistreatment have come to light over the summer of 2021, Kingston Frontenac Housing Corporation (KFHC) has had to answer some tough questions about its business practices. The Pandemic has put the issues in stark focus. Frustrated tenants complain that they aren’t

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KFHC CEO responds to tenant complaints

In an interview, Mary Lynn Cousins Brame, CEO of Kingston Frontenac Housing Corporation addressed the status of some of the major issues that KFHC tenants have been raising throughout the summer. First, on Jul. 29, 2021, Kingstonist reported that tenants had had a full month’s worth of rent taken out

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Mayor recognizes need for cooperation ahead of Housing and Homelessness Committee meeting

Further to earlier reports this summer, Kingstonist has received a number of concerned messages from tenants of multiple residences owned by Kingston Frontenac Housing Corporation (KFHC).  In a candid conversation Mayor Bryan Paterson responded to residents’ concerns that they are being treated without respect by the corporation. First, in order

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KFHC responds to allegations of mistreating tenants

In response to an article on recent issues at Rideaucrest Towers, as well as an earlier issue that saw tenants’ rent taken out of their bank accounts early, Kingston Frontenac Housing Corporation (KFHC) has reached out to Kingstonist. KFHC Board Chair, Denise Cumming noted in her email response, “As a

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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of the City-owned Kingston Frontenac Housing Corporation (KFHC) awoke on Monday to find the housing corporation had withdrawn their rent fees over a week earlier than expected, resulting in insufficient fund charges, and the inability to purchase necessities or pay other bills.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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One arrested, one wanted after Kingston Police execute drug warrant at 381 Bagot Street

A building in downtown Kingston with an unsavoury history that precedes it has seen an even more steady police presence over the past 24 hours as officers secured the building and executed a drug search warrant. Kingston Police executed the warrant on the afternoon of Wednesday, Jul. 14, 2021 at

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Two displaced, one sent to hospital following Wilson Street fire in Kingston

Neighbours of the apartment building at 176 Wilson Street are praising Kingston Fire and Rescue for their fast and efficient efforts in knocking down a large fire in the Rideau Heights area. Firefighters responded to the address – a two-storey, 60-unit building operated by Kingston Frontenac Housing Corporation – at

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Charges laid after Kingston Police find man with prohibited weapons

Kingston Police responding to a call for assistance at a downtown apartment building opened up a whole new case when a male was located in possession of prohibited weapons by happenstance. At approximately 10:47 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021, Kingston Police were called to 381 Bagot Street, an apartment

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Update – Total structure lost: Building Fire in Verona apartment complex

UPDATE (Friday, Jan. 8, 2021): A number of South Frontenac Fire and Rescue trucks and vehicles from the Office of the Ontario Fire Marshall remained on scene on Friday, Jan. 8, 2021 after fire ravaged the McMullen Manor in Verona the night before. The fire broke out in the Carleton

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City announces start of mixed-income housing project

Earlier this week, the Kingston and Frontenac Housing Corporation (KFHC) quietly made some big moves on a new housing project. According to the City, KFHC broke ground on a new, mixed-income housing project on land previously purchased by the City of Kingston to facilitate the development of affordable housing at

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Hall Monitor: The cost of COVID

It was a busier than usual week for Kingston City Council, as they sat for four meetings this week. On May 19, 2020, Council held a meeting as the membership of Town Homes Kingston (agenda) first, followed by sitting as the shareholder of the Kingston & Frontenac Housing Corporation (agenda)

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