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Ottawa to top up Canada Housing Benefit rent support by $99M: Freeland

The federal government will top up the Canada Housing Benefit, which provides rent support to some Canadians, by $99 million, Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland says.

Freeland announced the top up at a news conference in Ottawa on Tuesday.

“Housing is a central challenge in Canada right now. It’s a central challenge in people’s lives. And this is especially true for Canadians who are struggling with the high cost of rent. That’s why today I’m announcing a $99 million top up to the Canada Housing Benefit. This benefit helps make rent affordable by delivering rent support payments directly to Canadians,” she said.

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“The Canada Housing Benefit was launched in 2020 and has helped many Canadians since then, and today’s announcement means that by 2027-2028, this benefit will have helped make rent more affordable for over 300,000 low-income households.”

It’s unclear when eligible Canadians will be able to apply for the top-up or how much it will increase individual payments through the rent support.

More to come.

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