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Hope for affordable housing project dampened after flood

A flood has dampened hope for a short-term solution to the city’s homelessness problem amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The flood happened earlier this year at the former Fairfield West retirement home at 805 Ridley Drive, which more recently has been a planned affordable housing facility. The site was purchased by

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Empty for the wrong reasons: A visual archive of Kingston’s COVID-19 encampment evictions

The following is a submitted Op/Ed photo essay. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of The Kingstonist. The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated governmental failures to provide housing for all across Canada. Mounting rent burdens, the lifting of provincial eviction moratoriums, and the rollback of federal income

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A community tribute to Terri Fleming

On August 31, 2020, Kingston lost a long-time, tireless worker for people who struggle with homelessness and all life’s challenges. Terri Fleming left a challenge to all of us – to ‘do an act for social change’ – and the community who knew her well will strive to meet that

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KFHC addresses concerns over Bagot Street social housing building

As we’ve reported in the past, the Kingston and Frontenac Housing Corporation (KFHC) building at 381 Bagot Street has been a hotbed for police activity and other emergency response actions over the past few years. In recent months, that activity seems to have ramped up, with Kingston Police responding to

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City: progress being made to address Town Homes Kingston’s needs

The City’s Service Manager has addressed the critical fire and safety issue at the Town Homes Kingston sites, according to a press release from the City of Kingston. “We prioritized addressing health and safety issues and that’s what we’ve been working on.  We have also met with some tenants to

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