New Affordable Second-Stage Housing for Indigenous Women and Children

Housing Nova Scotia

March 17, 2017 11:23 AM

Indigenous women and children fleeing domestic violence will soon have a safe new place to call home, with the help of government funding for affordable second-stage housing.

Joanne Bernard, Minister responsible for Housing Nova Scotia and the Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women, joined MP Andy Fillmore, on behalf of Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister Responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, today, March 17, at the Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre in Halifax to make the announcement. 

“Making sure women and children fleeing domestic violence have a safe place to go is an important priority for the government,” said Ms. Bernard. “We know indigenous women need a culturally sensitive approach that supports their specific needs. This unit will help women and children get the support and help they need to improve their lives.” 

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