All three levels of government were present at a downtown Regina apartment building as a new affordable housing project was opened.
Minister of Public Safety Ralph Goodale, Minister Responsible for the Saskatchewan Housing Corporation Paul Merriman and Regina mayor Michael Fougere announced the opening of a new affordable housing project on Halifax Street Thursday morning.
The 45 unit project, is just one of many completed under the federal government’s National Housing Strategy, a 10 year plan which invests $40 billion in safe and affordable housing projects across the country.
Goodale said the government of Canada is proud to partner with Saskatchewan for projects of this nature.
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“Depending on the location in the province, (we partner) also with the local municipality, non-governmental organizations, and projects like these come into effect for the specific purpose that more and more Saskatchewan people to safe decent affordable housing.”
For the citys’ part, Fougere said this is just another step the city is taking to lowering homelessness.
“It’s a building block to functional zero,” he said. “There are many people who are working, but cannot afford market housing. And this also is part of that solution for them.”