Feds to announce funding for unique veterans' home in Ottawa
2019-07-09 from cbc.ca
The federal government will announce financial support for Canada's first home designed specifically for homeless veterans Tuesday, a month before construction is scheduled to start.
The Multifaith Housing Initiative is starting construction in August to build the 40-unit home for military veterans struggling with homelessness at the former Canadian Forces Base Rockcliffe, east of downtown Ottawa.
"This building has been very specifically designed for the needs of [veterans] … the first of its kind in Canada," said Suzanne Le, the charity's executive director.
"The issue goes way beyond Ottawa … We want to see houses [like this] go up across the country."
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