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This fund was supposed to help finance much needed housing on reserves. Why did it fail?

A look back at Canada’s First Nations Market Housing Fund and the goals it missed year after year.
Emily McCarty May 23, 2018

A federal program that was supposed to bring desperately needed housing to First Nations reserves has helped finance just 231 homes in the past 10 years — less than 1 per cent of the 25,000 homes it promised to help create.

The following timeline takes us back through a decade of the First Nations Market Housing Fund — and how it failed to meet its goals:

 

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With files from Simran Singh, Frederick Blichert and Kirthana Sasitharan. This piece was edited by Robin Perelle and Anita Li, with fact-checking and copy editing by Jonathan von Ofenheim. Discourse Media’s executive editor is Rachel Nixon. Design and development of timeline by Caitlin Havlak.

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