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Montreal Is Getting 23 New Affordable Homes For Indigenous Women In Difficult Situations

People living there won't spend more than 25% of their income on housing.

Montreal Getting 23 Affordable Homes For Indigenous Women
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The Government of Canada has just announced an investment in Montreal to build 23 affordable homes for Indigenous women and children in difficult situations.

The $1.7 million in funding will go to the "construction of a second-stage house for the Native Women's Shelter of Montreal (NWSM)." These homes will be highly affordable and will provide the people living there with access to support and community services, as well as a social pediatrics clinic.

"This initiative has been in the planning stages for over ten years," Nakuset, Director of the NWSM, said in a press release.

The homes will run for about "60.8% of the median rent for the area" and be universally accessible.

Affordability will be maintained for the next 35 years and subsidies will guarantee that residents won't spend more than 25% of their income on housing costs.

The homes "will provide a place where Indigenous women in difficulty and their children can begin to rebuild their lives, regain their independence, and feel supported and safe," Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services, added.

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