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VICTORIA, B.C. – The province announced today that they are investing $50 million for Aboriginal Housing.

The government says Aboriginal individuals and families with low to moderate incomes will benefit the most with new affordable rental housing.

They also announced that a call for Expressions of Interest (EOI) has been put forth.

The EOI has gone out to “Aboriginal housing providers and municipalities interested in creating safe, affordable homes for Aboriginal people in need throughout the province, including youth, women, elders and families.”

Submissions will be judged on the criteria that includes the impact that the project will have in reducing the community’s affordable rental housing need.

Rich Coleman, Minister of Natural Gas Development and Responsible for Housing, says the government understands the need for affordable housing for Aboriginals.

“We recognize the importance of improving access to affordable rental housing for Aboriginal people in need throughout the province. This investment will go a long way to ensure more Aboriginal individuals and families have a safe, affordable place to call home.”

There will be a EOI in Fort St. John on June 28th at the Northern Grand Hotel from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.

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