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Local homeless groups get $2.3M boost from federal government

July 5, 2012 – The federal government today made a $2.3-million funding announcement in Saskatoon for local organizations that work with the homeless and provide affordable housing solutions. “We don’t see a lot of the issues that we see in some of the larger cities, but it’s still nonetheless a significant problem and there are challenges,” said Tyler Mathies, president […]

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Four Saskatoon housing projects receive millions from government

June 8, 2012 – The Saskatchewan government is giving four new housing projects in Saskatoon millions of dollars in financing. The 258 entry-level homes in the four developments will get $38-million through the HeadStart on a Home program. The four projects receiving money are Blairmore Landing, Stonebridge Villas, Coad Crossing and Hartford Crossing. “HeadStart will enable more Saskatchewan families to […]

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Urban ‘sprawl’ gets a bad rap

Policies to limit land use raise housing prices and reduce discretionary income that would be better spent boosting the economy By Wendell Cox, Special to The Gazette June 1, 2012 Read more: http://www.montrealgazette.com/business/Urban+sprawl+gets/6709648/story.html#ixzz2IkWiS1hu

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‘Housing first’ key to helping homeless

May 15, 2012 There is a growing movement to house the chronically homeless in Saskatoon, but more capacity is needed, a city report says. The report on creating a plan to end homelessness within a decade, similar to one adopted by Calgary, lays out the City of Saskatoon’s role in housing and the growing movement toward the “housing first” model. […]

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Sask. landlords pleased after eviction rules changed

CBC News June 3, 2009 – Changes to the renting rules that went into effect this week will allow landlords to withhold damage deposits longer and speed up the eviction process — changes some renters are worried about. The security deposit provision is a change from the current rule where the landlord typically has a week to return the money or file notice that there’s a dispute. Under […]