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Surrey breaking ground on housing for women and kids


CKNW

February 07, 2011

Vancouver is not the only city struggling to provide enough affordable housing. Surrey is breaking ground on a $13m building for single women and children at risk of homelessness.

The 36 apartments will be located next to the Newton library. The province is contributing $9m, the government of Canada half a million, and the city of Surrey is providing the land. Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts.

Dianne Watts: "As we move forward, we know that those children and those mothers, their lives will also change.
Reporter: The YWCA is creating the building, with the hope of moving the women and children to economic independence".

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