Murray Rankin asks federal government for an immediate commitment to match regional and provincial funding to housing
May 2nd, 2016 - 2:20pm
Attached is the letter Murray Rankin hand-delivered to Ministers Duclos and Sohi after Question Period in Ottawa today. Attached is also the letter he delivered to both Ministers in February of this year.
Excerpt from today's letter:
"Just last December, the Capital Regional District in support of a Regional Housing First Strategy, stepped up with an investment of $30 million in capital funding to develop affordable and supportive housing. The provincial government has since made a commitment to match this investment, but more is needed.
Today, I am asking your government to match this commitment and to do so immediately. With a matching investment from the federal government, we can take action now to help our most vulnerable citizens."