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$212 million to battle poverty Province to place greater emphasis on housing needs

Jul 09, 2009

Larry Kusch and Kevin Rollason (Winnipeg Free Press). The Manitoba Government announced it has earmarked $212 million in new funding this year for bricks-and-mortar projects, as well as programming for low-income Manitobans. . . . Every month, Samir Butt is forced to decide how much of his meagre provincial disability benefits to spend on housing or food. However, he and hundreds of other Manitobans with mental-health issues are in line for some relief after the provincial government announced a program where 600 people will get a rent subsidy of up to $200 more per month."

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