A total of $4.3 billion in Indigenous housing investments provided in Budget 2022

EDMONTON, Alta., April 13, 2022 /CNW Telbec/ – By Budget 2022: A plan to grow our economy and make life more affordable, the government of Canada makes targeted and responsible investments to create good jobs, grow our economy and build a Canada where no one is left behind.

Today, the Honorable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Indigenous Services, and the Honorable Randy Boissonnault, Minister of Tourism, Associate Minister of Finance and Member of Parliament for Edmonton Center met with leaders of the Cree Nation of Enoch to highlight key Budget 2022 investments in housing for Indigenous peoples. and communities.

Access to safe and affordable housing is essential to improving the health and social outcomes of Indigenous peoples and to ensuring a strong future for their communities and their children.

Based on more than $2.7 billion to support housing in Indigenous communities since 2015, Budget 2022 proposes $4.3 billion for seven years to improve and expand Aboriginal housing in Canadawhich includes

  • $2.4 billion over five years to support First Nations housing on reserve
  • $565 million over five years to support housing in self-governing and modern treaty First Nations communities
  • $845 million over seven years to support housing in Inuit communities
  • $190 million over seven years for housing in Métis communities.

Indigenous peoples, wherever they live, face unique barriers to affordable housing. Budget 2022 proposes to invest $300 million over five years, starting in 2022-23, through Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation to co-develop and launch an Urban, Rural and Northern Indigenous Housing Strategy.

These new investments will support the construction and renovation of thousands of homes, but we know that the gaps remain significant. The government of Canada is committed to closing socio-economic gaps between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples by Canadaand supporting strong and resilient First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities.

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from Canada The National Housing Strategy identifies a safe and secure place to live as a human right that everyone in this country should have. And sadly, the housing gaps for First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities are immense. The federal government is committed to working with partners to fill these gaps. The new investments in Budget 2022 are an important step forward. I am committed to getting these funds to communities and partners as quickly as possible so that the human right to housing is realized for all Indigenous peoples in this country. »

The Honorable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Indigenous Services

SOURCE Indigenous Services Canada

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