First Nations $300M federal housing fund builds just 99 homes
A $300-million aboriginal housing fund created by the Conservative government is falling far short of its promise of creating thousands of new homes on reserves that desperately need dwellings.
A CBC News investigation has found the First Nations Market Housing Fund helped build just 99 homes to date and is nowhere near meeting its ambitious target of 25,000 privately owned dwellings by 2018.
"Frankly, it's taken us a little longer than anticipated," says John Beaucage, chair of the fund's board of trustees. "We're not going to hit that target."