Thursday, August 12, 2021

Emergency Housing spaces to be created for Haida Gwaii communities

North Coast MLA 
Jennifer Rice has some
good news for residents
of Haida Gwaii
The British Columbia government is set to deliver funding for two communities on Haida Gwaii, part of their Strengthening communities program.

In an announcement today, both Old Masset and Masset will see funding towards support for some of their most vulnerable residents.

“The pandemic has placed a strain on the vital supports that are provided to people experiencing homelessness in our community. 

This new funding will help Old Masset in partnership with the Niislla Naay Healing House Society to expand emergency shelter spaces and enhance their support recovery efforts for people in need.” --  Jennifer Rice, MLA for North Coast.

Masset is receiving $200,000 in joint provincial and federal funding to expand emergency shelter spaces for community members of Gaw Tlagee which will help enhance supportive recovery efforts for people who are vulnerable.

Josie Osborne, the Minister of Municipal affairs outlined more on the provincial ambitions for their initiative as part of today's announcement 

The full list of the housing initiatives across the province can be explored here.

More notes from the Legislature can be explored here.

A wider overview of housing themes in the Northwest and Haida Gwaii can be reviewed here.

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