Ribbon cut on affordable housing in Regina
The new units will rent between $850 and $940 a month, which is low in a city with one of the lowest vacancy rates in the country.
Edmund Bellegard with Silver Sage Housing welcomes the government money, but wants to see more affordable housing.
“This is not enough. The need for affordable housing for First Nations people in the city of Regina, across Saskatchewan, across Canada is not being met currently by government programs,” said Bellegarde.
Tim Gross, the Saskatchewan government’s executive director of housing Development, hopes new initiatives start making a difference.
“We’re confident that these types of incentives will result in housing development,” said Gross.
“It takes a while for some of these programs to work their way through the system.”
To qualify for the new housing units, one must have a family and a job. The units cost $5.2 million to build.
Edited by CJME's Karen Brownlee.