Another multi-million effort to end homelessness across Canada is making waves, after a member of Parliament for Brandon-Souris announced the Government of Canada is investing almost $6m to a corporation.
Housing First, a “proven, evidence-based approach to end homelessness”, is a project by the Brandon Neighbourhood Renewal Corporation that offers help to homeless individuals for the long term. It moves the homeless people into their permanent housings first and then provide additional support for underlying issues, such as addiction and mental health.
Housing First’s end goal is to make previously homeless people become self-sufficient since it was introduced gradually across the country on 1 April.
“Our Government is proud of its commitment to the Brandon Neighbourhood Renewal Corporation and all the work it does in Southwestern Manitoba,” Maguire said in a release. “With a roof over their heads, all Canadians can prosper as we work together towards eliminating homelessness.”
The corporation is receiving this funding over five years to boost the prevention and reduction of homelessness in Brandon, as well as in rural and remote communities across Manitoba. It also aims to address the needs of homeless Aboriginal people.
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