The province is putting $6.5 million into creating supportive housing in Hastings County.

The county’s community and human services committee recommended Hastings County council approve receiving $5.1 million in capital funding and $1.4 million in operating funding from the Ministry of Housing through its Home for Good initiative.

“Homelessness is expensive… This money will be able to help us just by identifying the housing needs of our community and by providing vulnerable individuals with access to a home and the support they need to keep it,” said county director of community and human services for the county Erin Rivers.