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North Battleford among funding recipients for affordable housing

North Battleford is among the communities receiving funding for affordable housing projects.

On Monday, the federal and Saskatchewan governments announced $6.7 million to 53 housing units across seven communities. The Battleford Indian and Metis Friendship Centre will see $500,000 of the total funding for an eight-unit co-housing building for homeless people.

Legislative Secretary to the Minister of Social Services and MLA for Moose Jaw Wakamow Greg Lawrence said in a statement that the seven projects will help people live in dignity and comfort.

“Our government is pleased to support the growth of a stronger housing market in Saskatchewan by increasing housing supply, providing housing support to individuals and families in greatest need and creating opportunities for private sector investment in affordable housing.”

Other projects include 10 affordable rental units for seniors in La Ronge for $2.54 million and a 10 unit co-housing project in Saskatoon for pre and postnatal women living with or at risk of HIV for $765,500.

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