Federal government commits $1B for cities to buy motels, hotels for rapid-housing program



A homeless encampment in Wilbert McIntyre Park in Edmonton's Old Strathcona. Sept. 17, 2020.


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A homeless encampment in Wilbert McIntyre Park in Edmonton’s Old Strathcona. Sept. 17, 2020.

The federal Liberals plan to spend $1 billion over the next six months so cities and housing providers can buy properties being sold because of the COVID-19 pandemic and use them to keep people from becoming homeless.

The details of the program unveiled Monday fill what was seen as a gap in the

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Liberals pledge $1 billion for cities to buy motels, hotels for rapid-housing program

The federal Liberals plan to spend $1 billion over the next six months so cities and housing providers can buy properties being sold because of the COVID-19 pandemic and use them to keep people from becoming homeless.

The details of the program unveiled Monday fill what was seen as a gap in the Liberals’ decade-long national housing strategy.

The Liberals say the program will create 3,000 new affordable housing units

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