Saskatchewan announced more funding on for affordable housing across the province.
12 new projects including three in Regina will create over 100 affordable housing units.
Mayor Michael Fougere says the funding is a big strep in the right direction.
“This is a really important building block for our community when we talk about people who are hard to house, with disabilities that require 24-hour needs, it’s an important element,” Fougere says. “When city council looked at this a few months ago, it was really an unanimous agreement that we should proceed with this right away, so we’re very pleased with this one.”
Fougere says a major key to ending homlessness is providing a place of refuge for those struggling with addictions.
“This is one element for those who, otherwise would have no place to stay, have no services. They need a place to stay or live in order to deal with the addictions, the mental health issues, those are all critical factors of stabilizing their lives and make them a productive part of society.”
Souls Harbour, Namerind Crossing and Habitat for Humanity are the groups in Regina receiving funding.
Saskatoon, Estevan and La Loche also received a portion of the near nine-million dollar funding initiative.