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Centre 4800: What Exactly Is Affordable Housing?

Affordable housing is a word that gets used a lot when we talk about the economy, poverty and the state of the housing market in Canada. But what does that term really mean? The definition from the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) is that affordable...

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Centre 4800: Myth Vs Reality

Having a home is an important part of feeling a sense of belonging, but it is also something some people are not able to afford. Affordable housing provides a solution, but there are some common misconceptions about that type of housing, including Centre 4800. Centre...

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Supportive Housing Looks Nothing Like You Think

If we asked you to think about housing for the homeless, what kinds of images would come to mind? Almost certainly, you’d find yourself imagining some typical stereotypes. Long, disheveled beards. Dirty, tattered clothing. Bottle picking. Drug and alcohol using....

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A Chance To Belong – Why Community Is So Important

Calgary is made up of so many incredible neighbourhoods, each one taking pride in what makes it unique. You can’t go a day in this city without seeing a ‘I heart Bowness’ sticker on someone’s car, driving by a community garden or seeing someone sporting a 'Hell or...

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What is the Real Cause of Homelessness?

Have you ever heard the saying, “Most of us are only a paycheque away from being homeless”? It's easy to believe, especially with the tough economic climate Alberta is embroiled in right now. But the truth is, for most people, nothing could be further from the truth....

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