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Revamped federal homelessness funds applauded by Calgary-based advocate – CBC

by ahnationtalk on June 12, 2018192 Views

Real-time data collection will be a big help, Tim Richter says

Jun 12, 2018

The federal government is giving cities $2.1 billion over 10 years and fewer spending restrictions to reduce homelessness so long as they meet a goal of cutting their numbers by half.

The minister in charge of the file said there will also be new spending on top of that targeting Indigenous people — a group over-represented in shelters compared to their percentage of the general population. But how much will be spent remains unclear.

“Everyone deserves a safe and affordable place to call home because one person on the streets in Canada is one too many,” Social Development Minister Jean-Yves Duclos told reporters in Toronto on Monday.

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