Aboriginal affordable housing received a major boost today with the announcement of more than $53 million in provincial funding.

Ministers and Joanne Mills, Exec Director of Fraser Regional Friendship CenterThe money will be used for eight housing developments throughout the province that will produce 378 units. The announcement was made at the Fraser Region Aboriginal Friendship Centre Association in Surrey, one of the housing providers chosen to receive funding. The Province is providing more than $1.3 million in capital funding to the organization to create 15 units of affordable housing for Aboriginal women and children, in partnership with the City of Surrey and the Elizabeth Fry Society of Greater Vancouver.

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