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August 25, 2017 | The Star

Naum Shagas doesn’t have much.

His studio apartment in North York, no more than 20-by-18 feet, is where he spends most of his time alone. It’s furnished entirely through donations and he sometimes has to put up with cockroaches.


July 29, 2015 | The Canadian Jewish News

Following up on last year’s release of Jewish Federations of Canada – UIA’s 2011 National Household Survey, which highlighted that Canadian Jewish poverty rates are on the rise, UJA Federation of Greater Toronto has commissioned researchers to conduct a study to better understand how to serve Torontonians in need.


October 21, 2014 | The Canadian Jewish News

While Jewish poverty rates in Canada’s major cities vary, one thing that is consistent is the impact that the scarcity of affordable housing has on those struggling to stay above the poverty line.


October 6, 2014 | The Canadian Jewish News

They call themselves a well-kept secret in Toronto’s Jewish community, but on Oct. 14 and 15 – right around the end of Sukkot – they plan to increase their profile as “the official housing agency of the Jewish community.”


September 7, 2012 | The Star

A shelter made of bubbles makes for an unlikely seating area, but that’s just one of five pop-up shelter designs being built with the goal of bringing awareness to affordable housing issues.


June 1, 2017 | The Globe and Mail

This fall, Options for Homes, the 23-year-old affordable ownership developer, will launch its latest venture – a 230-unit, 21-storey condo tower in the Weston Village area. At least 10 per cent of the apartments are earmarked as three-bedroom suites.


February 17, 2015 | The Canadian Jewish News

A fundraising initiative by the Kehilla Residential Programme will enable more Torontonians to enjoy affordable housing.


October 13, 2014 | The Canadian Jewish News

The poverty rate among Canadian Jews is increasing, according to the Jewish Federations of Canada – UIA’s 2011 National Household Survey, and social service providers across the country are weighing in on the issue.


May 21, 2013 | The Star

With more than 70,000 households languishing for years on Toronto’s affordable housing wait list and few public dollars available for new construction, the city is turning to its burgeoning condo market for help.


February 27, 2010 | The Star

Low-income earners strolling along King Street, east of Spadina, probably wouldn't think their next apartment could be in a new 36-storey highrise in such a prime location. But thanks to some innovative thinking from some unlikely partners, four units in the Great Gulf Homes project on Charlotte Street will rent for between $482 and $600 when the building is completed in January 2012.


August 13, 2015 | The Globe and Mail

Next month, Jewish believers and their families and guests will celebrate the ancient festival of Sukkot by dining and entertaining in temporary outdoor structures called sukkahs. These dwellings will do the job assigned to them by sacred tradition if they call to mind the homelessness endured by the Israelites during the 40 years of pilgrimage that followed the exodus from Egypt, and the protection (symbolized by the improvised huts) that God gave his people in the wasteland.


December 23, 2014 | The Star

John Tory is in the Toronto mayor’s chair. Premier Kathleen Wynne leads a progressive team at Queen’s Park. And a federal election is on the near horizon.


October 6, 2014 | The Canadian Jewish News

The Kehilla Residential Programme will hold its fourth annual “Sukkahville” international design competition at Nathan Phillips Square in downtown Toronto Oct. 14 and 15 to draw attention to the issue of affordable housing in the Toronto area.


September 27, 2012 | The Torontoist

A group looks to a Jewish tradition for answers to today's housing problems.


January 25, 2010 | The Star

A recently approved tower near King St. W. and Spadina Ave. will contain something no other building in Toronto has: a floor of affordable housing built expressly for tenants who work in the building.


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