Mayor Bill Given is hoping Grande Prairie will see some of the federally allocated $11 billion in affordable housing announced in the budget.
“For some federal programs they have to negotiate with the province on how that money is delivered and now it is just to early to tell exactly how the federal government intends to distribute that money across the country.”
He says the city has a number of projects on the go that could use the funding.
“Certainly Grande Prairie has a number of affordable housing projects that are on the books that we are looking to advocate for and we are going to continue to work our community partners to find out how we might be able to access those federal dollars to ensure that we can provide the affordable housing solutions we need in our community.”
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