Surrey breaking ground on housing for women and kids
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".