The federal government will spend an additional $ 39.8 million in Quebec to fight homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This additional funding announced Tuesday by the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, Ahmed Hussen, and the Minister for Health and Social Services of Quebec, Lionel Carmant, is part of the Canada-Quebec Agreement for support the homeless during the health crisis.
The money could be used for housing, referral to services outside of shelters, medical health care, resource coordination, and data collection.
The goal is to mitigate the COVID-19 epidemic among homeless people or those at risk of becoming homeless.
This money comes from an emergency fund of $ 236.7 million announced by Ottawa in September to help the homeless during the pandemic.
With the additional envelope announced Tuesday, the total amount granted to Quebec by the federal government under this agreement is $ 70 million.