CityHousing will take possession of two downtown City of Hamilton parking lots to build social housing to replace the townhouses of the existing Jamesville CityHousing in Hamilton’s North End, if a motion authorizing the sale is approved by Council in the coming weeks.
Indwell received approval for a four storey building with 45 units at 500 – 512 James Street North. Indwell is partnering with Hughson Street Baptist Church, which owns the property and will be housed in the first floor and basement.
Hughson Street Baptist Church is holding a public meeting on Wednesday June 1 at 500 James Street North starting at 6:30pm to unveil plans for including affordable housing as part of a new church building at the corner of James Street North and Picton Street. They plan to partner with Indwell. Indwell is one of Hamilton’s most successful affordable housing providers, with recent projects including the Perkins Centre and Rudy Huist Commons on Main Street just east of Kenilworth. The meeting invitation is available here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2Dad0hjQYGSQkhRY0hTbktwUFk/view
A presentation from Dundas Living Centre on the Unshippable.ca campaign starts the meeting which will include discussion on affordable housing, the 2014 report on homelessness, and an update on the fiasco of the new provincial social assistance software. Live video starts at 1:30pm Monday. Full Agenda on the City website here: