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      • 17 JANUARY 2023
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      New Working Circle Participants Help Move Tiny-home Project Another Step Forward

      New Working Circle Participants Help Move Tiny-home Project Another Step Forward

      The first Tiny Homes Working Circle of 2023 kicked off with several new participants who are interested in affordable housing in Brantford joining the space – and they brought lots of forward momentum to help make the goal of creating a tiny-home community in the city a reality.

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      • 12 JANUARY 2023
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      Affordable Housing: A Cornerstone of Happy, Healthy Communities 


      Affordable Housing: A Cornerstone of Happy, Healthy Communities 


      
Once a homeowner, the Brantford resident experienced more than four years of homelessness, a time she describes as being “humiliating and most disconcerting.”


      
But Melanie has been living in her own apartment since September. And by having her own place to call home, Melanie says her quality of life and outlook have greatly improved.


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      • 21 DECEMBER 2022
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      Tiny Homes Working Circle Takes Another Step Towards First Build

      Tiny Homes Working Circle Takes Another Step Towards First Build

      During last Wednesday’s Tiny Homes Working Circle, there was a feeling among the group that another step was taken towards tiny-home builds becoming a reality in Brantford.



      This optimism springs from several participants returning with a better understanding of what a tiny-home community might look like and how we can connect with those interested in a tiny home in order to get their valuable input.



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      • 29 NOVEMBER 2022
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      A Vision to End Homelessness in Brantford, One Tiny Home at a Time — A Q&A with Sid

      A Vision to End Homelessness in Brantford, One Tiny Home at a Time — A Q&A with Sid

      Sid is homeless and living in Brantford. Several months ago, he approached Belonging Brant with an idea to help improve his living situation and that of others in Brantford through an initiative to bring affordable housing to the city.

      He’d heard about other municipalities building “tiny homes” to help address the housing crisis. Tiny homes refer to small, low-cost dwellings that can either be built on designated lots of land or on people’s property.

      Sid wondered if tiny homes might be a solution to curbing homelessness in Brantford.

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      • 18 NOVEMBER 2022
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      Brantford Needs Rental Options Based on Income Percentage, say Walk For Affordable Housing Participants


      Brantford Needs Rental Options Based on Income Percentage, say Walk For Affordable Housing Participants


      Brantford needs rental options based on income percentage to help create affordable housing and ease financial burdens for low-income families and individuals.



      This is the message many participating in the recent Walk For Affordable Housing Brantford have for the city’s policymakers.



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      • 27 SEPTEMBER 2022
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      Tiny Home Initiative Underway in Response to Housing Crisis — A Q&A With Jocelyn Birkes

      Tiny Home Initiative Underway in Response to Housing Crisis — A Q&A With Jocelyn Birkes

      At a Community-Based Response to Housing Summit earlier this year, Belonging Brant’s Jocelyn Birkes raised her hand to say yes to doing something. In this Q&A, Jocelyn speaks with Peter Pula from the Community Living Brant Narrative Circle about her inspiration to step up, the integral connections she’s made along the way, and what her visions are for the future of housing in Brantford.

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