Feds Fund Aboriginal Homelessness Projects

Thursday, April 28, 2005 at 14:43



The federal government is investing over $1.5 million to support nine projects to address homelessness in Saskatoon, Regina and Prince Albert.


One of those projects involves the purchase and renovation of apartment buildings in Saskatoon for homeless Metis people and families.


SaskNative Rentals CEO Jim Durocher says while there is a need for housing for Native people with no fixed address, this facility will be geared at people who literally have no place to stay.


Federal funding is also being given for transitional housing in Saskatoon designed to provide safe and secure accommodation for homeless Aboriginal families and individuals.


As well, the EGADZ youth centre in downtown Saskatoon will receive funding to get women off the streets and away from negative street lifestyles.


Federal funding is also being provided to support the Prince Albert Community Housing Initiative.