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More provincial funding for Hastings-Lennox-Addington Social Services

Another round of Social Services Relief Funding (SSRF) is coming to Hastings County.

Around $2.5 million in new funding will be used to help support services for vulnerable people in Hastings-Lennox and Addington, of which Hastings County will get $1.3 million.

The money will go to municipalities and Indigenous groups to continue offering support to homeless shelters and add to rent banks that will help residents in need meet rent payments. It will also help build affordable housing, and to help deal with COVID-19 outbreaks should they occur in homeless facilities. The goal of the funding is to create long-term housing solutions and keep vulnerable people safe.

MPP Daryl Kramp says this funding will make a difference in the lives of residents in the county.

This is not the first time this year Hastings-Lennox and Addington have received SSRF funding. Around $2 million was pledged to the riding in March to help with similar services.

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