Parliament Video: Jenny in the House: 1 month later & still no details on Rapid Housing Initiative funds?

On October 20, 2020, MP Jenny Kwan asks why, one month after the announcement, in the midst of a pandemic, with cold weather upon us, the Liberal government still hasn't released details on how non-profit housing providers can access Raid Housing Initiative funds:

Jenny Kwan Vancouver East, BC

"Mr. Speaker, we are in the middle of a pandemic, the cold, wet weather is upon us and non-profit housing groups are still waiting to see how they can apply for the measly 3,000 units under the rapid housing initiative announced prior to the throne speech.

The government's own website says that information will be forthcoming. One month later, they are still waiting. Community groups want to quickly secure distressed housing before large capital funds can swoop in and take it to turn a profit. Liberals are now threatening an election because they want to hide from the WE scandal.

Enough is enough. Will the Prime Minister put the needs of the people first and get the housing built?"

 

https://openparliament.ca/debates/2020/10/20/jenny-kwan-1/

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