Homelessness: Quebec, Ottawa announce $115M for emergency housing in Montreal

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Related: There are calls for more to be done to address the homelessness issue in Montreal's Côte-des-Neiges-Notre-Dame-de-Grâce borough. After an overnight shelter closed its doors at the end of March, more unhoused people are spending their nights in parks or on the streets. Now a group of opposition politicians is demanding a new shelter for the area. Global's Dan Spector reports. – May 3, 2024

The federal and Quebec governments have announced nearly $60 million a year for the next two years to get unhoused Montrealers a roof over their heads.

Ottawa and Quebec are putting up $57.5 million per year to develop emergency and transitional housing projects for people experiencing homelessness in Montreal.

The governments say the money will improve or develop 51 housing projects in the city.

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The funding will create more than 520 new housing spaces in Montreal, a 30 per cent boost in available accommodation in the city compared to December 2023.

A joint news release from Ottawa and Quebec says today’s announcement includes the inauguration of a hotel turned 24-unit community housing project for men experiencing homelessness in Montreal’s Mile End neighbourhood.

The federal government invested more than $6.5 million for the housing project.

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