Province announces millions to protect vulnerable people and improve shelters

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Municipalities and Indigenous communities will be getting millions of dollars to fix up aging shelters.

An additional $150-million will be shared to protect vulnerable people from COVID-19 by improving homeless shelters and creating opportunities for longer-term housing.

The province says this investment more than doubles the funding currently flowing to local municipal service managers and urban Indigenous program administrators through the Social Services Relief Fund.

Premier Doug Ford says people using these shelters are among the most vulnerable in these tough times.

“We’re investing an additional $150-million to improve homeless shelters and create opportunities for long term care housing,” shared Ford. “This funding will help municipalities renovate shelters, purchase new facilities and and prepare for emergencies.”

He adds the cash can also be used to provide vulnerable people with food, shelter and supplies.

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