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800 Will Meet in the Falls Saturday To Help Save Low Income Housing

6/8/2012

Almost 800 people will gather in Niagara Falls tomorrow hoping to save 200 thousand income assisted co-op units across the country.

Delegates will be voting on a strong resolution demanding action from the federal government to continue financial support for affordable housing.

An agreement by the federal government to financially support affordable housing is set to expire in 2015-16 after 35 years.

Executive Director of the Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada Nicholas Gazzard says, you can't just withdraw one point seven billion dollars of annual funding and expect things to work the way it worked before.

Gazzard says some of Canada's most vulnerable will be affected.

The mayor of Niagara Falls Jim Diodati will be on hand for the opening of the meeting at nine in the morning.

More than a quarter of a million Canadians live in housing co-ops, in every province and territory.

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