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News from Toronto Community Housing  |  November 2014

Nine communities receive $3.53 million investment in home repairs for Q4


Residents in another nine Toronto Community Housing communities will benefit from much-needed repairs to their homes through the State of Good Repair: In Your Unit program as work begins this month.

The in-suite repairs program will achieve 76,000 completed repairs in Toronto Community Housing communities in 2014. In addition to the work that is starting in the nine communities over the next two months, 20 other communities have either contractors on site or repairs that are substantially completed.

To learn more about the repairs, and Toronto Community Housing's capital repair needs, see the recent news release on our website.
Celebrating National Housing Day
November 22 marked National Housing Day. To celebrate the day, President and CEO (Interim) Greg Spearn attended a breakfast event and panel discussion in the Alexandra Park community  on November 21. Partnering in the event were the Toronto Real Estate Board, Habitat for Humanity Greater Toronto Area, the City of Toronto Affordable Housing Office and Evergreen City Works.

See Greg Spearn's statement on National Housing Day on our website.

Regent Park Youth Ambassadors' Forum


Over 150 youth from across Toronto Community Housing’s Revitalization communities gathered in September to promote youth engagement and awareness at Toronto Community Housing’s Regent Park Youth Ambassadors Forum.

Planned and led by the Regent Park Youth Ambassadors, the forum included workshops on Revitalization and anti-oppression, and showcased the important role that youth play in the Revitalization. Each element of the forum was designed to create space for youth dialogue on the impacts of Revitalization in their community.

See more, including photos from the day, by visiting our website.

Funding capital repairs

Funding capital repairs
Toronto Community Housing needs to invest $2.6 billion over 10 years in catch-up repairs to fix our aging buildings and keep them safe and habitable.
 
This is a one-time investment of about $50,000 per unit. To replace these same homes would cost $250,000 to $300,000 per unit. Preserving the billions of public dollars already invested in our existing housing makes sense—and is the right thing to do.
 
Working with the City of Toronto, we have already secured one-third of the $2.6 billion.  Now we need the federal and provincial governments to come to the table and provide one-third each. To learn more, see our website.
Journeys to Success Celebration Dinner
On a recent Saturday evening, over 150 women from all walks of life gathered for the second annual Journeys to Success Celebration Dinner to recognize, support and share the successes and challenges women face on their path to achieving financial freedom.

Toronto Community Housing's Resident and Community Services division organized the event to celebrate the ordinary women in our communities who lead exceptional lives.

See more about the event on our website, and our Facebook page for more photos.

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