[Hpn] Final Agenda: National Housing Strategy Day of Action

Ian Tay Landry tay@hfx.eastlink.ca
Sun, 18 Nov 2001 16:17:55 -0400


Join your community in calling for a National Strategy to address the
right to affordable housing!!

National Housing Strategy Day of Action
November 22

* LEARN ABOUT THE ISSUES AND HEAR OUR DEPUTY MAYOR DECLARE ‘THE NATIONAL
HOUSING STRATEGY DAY OF ACTION: 12:OO VICTORIA PARK
* SEE THE IRONDALE ENSEMBLE GROUP PERFORM: 12:30 SPRING GARDEN ROAD
LIBRARY
* HEAR THE SHINING LIGHTS CHOIR SING:  1:00
SAINT MATTHEW’S CHURCH
* ENJOY REFRESHMENTS AND VIEW THE DOCUMENTARY ‘TENT CITY’: 1:15
SAINT MATTHEW’S CHURCH

FOR MORE INFORMATION Angela at 420-6026 OR
COMMUNITYACTION@HFX.EASTLINK.CA
SCHEDULED EVENTS

11:30 Meet at Victoria Park
v Corner on Spring Garden and South Park
12:00 Learn about the issues
v A short press conference is planned.
12:15 Depart for Library on Spring Garden Road.
12:30 Entertainment by the Irondale Ensemble Group.
v At the Library on Spring Garden Road
12:45 Depart for Saint Matthew’s Church.
1:00 Refreshments and entertainment by the Shining Lights
Choir at Saint Matthew’s.

HOUSING FACTS
v Our well being is tied to having a home.
v  Almost 5 million Canadians are in ‘core’ need of housing. These men,
women, and children live in run-down and/or over-crowded conditions, or
don’t have a home at all.
v Over a quarter of a million men, women, and children across Canada
will experience homelessness this year.
v Rents are up and vacancy rates are down.
v Homelessness and risk of homelessness is tied directly to income:
v Nova Scotians are among Canada’s poorest citizens.
v Nova Scotia core need housing is forecast to increase.
v There is no national housing strategy for affordable housing.
v Homelessness is forecast to increase.
v In the past 10 years the federal government has not played a
meaningful role in meeting Canadians’ right to housing.
v On November 22 communities across Canada will be asking that the
federal government address the right to safe and affordable housing.

Join your community on November 22, 2001 for the National Housing
Strategy Day of Action


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 Ian 'Tay' Landry, MA MSW  24 Indigo Walk  Halifax NS  Canada  B3R 1G4
       Ph: (902)479-2254       Cell: 830-2254       Fx: 479-1177
tay@hfx.eastlink.ca  http://www.geocities.com/Athens/3023/  ICQ 5080641
Social Work Candidate   Community Developer   Sociologist   Researcher