First Nations receives help with housing

OTTAWA, Ont.-Help is on the way for those who are homeless in one of the Mi'kmaw communities in Nova Scotia.

The federal government is sponsoring a 24-unit project in the Sipekne'katik First Nation, which will be constructed through the federal rapid housing initiative, with half of the units targeted to women and children.

The federal rapid housing initiative was first announced last fall with the goal to initially create up to 3,000 permanent, affordable housing units across the country. An additional $1.5 billion for the initiative was included in the recent federal budget, with the goal of...