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Newfoundland signs National Housing Strategy Agreement, calls election for May 16

Published April 22, 2019

Signing of the NL bilateral agreementLast week, Newfoundland and Labrador became the latest province in Atlantic Canada to sign a housing agreement with the Federal government. On the same day, the province also called an early election for May 16, 2019.

The cost-shared 10-year, $270 million agreement is designed to help protect, renew, community housing as well as help provide more affordable and social housing options. Through the agreement, funding for a Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Community Housing Initiative, is intended to help low-income households living in co-ops continue to receive assistance until 2028.

The signing of the agreement is an important step towards securing assistance for low-income co-op households, but the provincial government must now deliver the funds to co-ops.

The upcoming provincial election is a good opportunity for co-op members in Newfoundland and Labrador to take action and let candidates know how important this funding is for members of our communities. Co-ops should be inviting candidates into their communities to talk about the issue, and when a candidate knocks on your door be sure to speak up for co-op housing. Here is an election flyer to help you get this message across.

For more info or assistance setting up an event, contact CHF Canada’s Program Manager, Policy and Government Relations, Courtney Lockhart at clockhart@chfcanada.coop or 1-800-465-2752.

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