Thunder Bay-Superior North MP Patty Hajdu answers questions about the federal government’s newly announced National Housing Strategy at the Castlegreen Housing Co-operative on Friday, November 24, 2017. Photo: Matt Vis/tbnewswatch

THUNDER BAY – The lead administrator of the district social services board is “more than cautiously optimistic” the federal government’s new National Housing Strategy will lead to money for new units in Thunder Bay.

The Liberal government’s 10-year, $40-billion affordable housing plan, a key plank of their 2015 election campaign, was unveiled earlier this week and pledged to reduce chronic homelessness by 50 per cent while building 100,000 new units across Canada.

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