A group of social service workers in Saint John says it’s in the final stretch of a three-month housing blitz that will put 17 homeless people into furnished and subsidized apartments.

“This is action-oriented,” said Chris Gorman of Saint John’s Human Development Council, reporting that at least 10 clients have already been fast-tracked off the street.

“We have a meeting on Thursday at 11, and we know by that point next week, somebody’s moving into a unit, like, that’s fast.”