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Tiny Homes, Huge Controversy

Hamilton needs big wins to meet the housing crisis but it seems we can’t even manage tiny ones.  In April 2020, the City of Kitchener embarked on a transitional housing project called A Better Tent City – a community of tiny cabins for people experiencing chronic homelessness.
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Density is the answer to the housing crisis

We need to build more homes – of all kinds – in Hamilton. That means understanding that we can’t simultaneously hold fast on the urban boundary while fighting intensification in existing neighbourhoods. We are in a housing crisis, in Hamilton specifically and across Canadian cities more broadly. The…
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A home like no other

Supported housing provider Options for Independent Living and Development is a labour of life and love for mother and son Kathleen Ward and Michael Power. They are determined to fight for the future of their George Street family. Whenever developers come to poke around the connected stretch of…