Public Service Announcement
Town Receives Support From
Reaching Home Indigenous NL Regional Advisory Board
Information for the Public
Release Date: April 8, 2021

 

In support of the Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay’s recent call for expanded funding through the Federal Rapid Housing Initiative and reconsideration of our proposed project to build 25 units of one-bedroom housing as one of significant urgency, the Reaching Home Indigenous NL Regional Advisory Board wrote an open letter addressed to the Prime Minister of Canada, Minister Hussen, Minister O’Regan, and MP Jones.

 

In their letter, the RHINL Board discusses the severity of the housing crisis in our region and the tremendous impact the Town’s proposed project would have on those struggling with homelessness and poverty, who are disproportionally Indigenous peoples.

 

RHINL is an Indigenous organization that works to better the lives of the Inuit, Innu, and Southern Inuit peoples of Labrador, and their advocacy is a significant display of solidarity and support.

 

The Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay would like to thank the RHINL Board for their letter and echo their call for increased funding to address poverty and the crisis of affordable housing in Labrador.

 

Learn more about the Reaching Home Indigenous Newfoundland & Labrador, visit their website at:

 

https://www.rhinl.ca/home/

 

Click the following link to download the letter of support:

 

http://happyvalley-goosebay.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/RHINL-Town-of-HVGB-support-letter-April-2021.pdf