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Saskatchewan and the Federal government sign 10-year housing agreement

Published April 22, 2019

Signing of the Saskatchewan bilateral agreementLast week, Saskatchewan was the latest province to sign a bilateral agreement with the federal government as part of the National Housing Strategy.

The 10-year, cost-shared $449.9 million agreement is designed to help protect and renew community housing and support housing repair, construction, and affordability. Funding for the Canada-Saskatchewan 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.

With the agreement signed and the funding secured, this is a great opportunity for co-op members to remind their local MLA and The Honourable Paul Merriman, Minister of Social Services for Saskatchewan, how important continuing subsidies for low-income members is to our communities. CHF Canada can help your co-op write a letter to your MLA, and the Minister.

For more info or assistance with a letter please contact CHF Canada’s Program Manager, Policy and Government Relations, Courtney Lockhart at clockhart@chfcanada.coop.

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