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Fort St. James to receive funds for extreme weather shelter

The shelter will be operated by the Keys Resource Centre Society

Fort St. James will receive funding for a 12-bed extreme weather response shelter operated by the Keys Resource Centre Society, according to an announcement from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing.

The news release says this is the only shelter available in the community.

The ministry said it is responding to an urgent need from communities across the province. Ten other communities in B.C. have also received funding for similar or larger projects. The Province says more temporary shelters and extreme weather shelters may be added throughout the season as needed.

Through the Building BC Rapid Response to Homelessness program, the Province is investing $291 million to build 2,000 homes throughout B.C. and more than $170 million over three years for 24/7 staffing and support services. More than 2,000 of these homes are underway in 22 B.C. communities.

There are currently 1,524 temporary shelter spaces and 883 extreme weather response shelter spaces in operation around the province. These spaces are in addition to more than 2,000 permanent, year-round shelter spaces available throughout British Columbia.

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