Wheatley Update March 4

Province Extends Wheatley Residents Assistance Program

The Provincial Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing announced today that it is extending the housing assistance program for Wheatley residents affected by the evacuation order.

April Rietdyk, Chatham Kent’s General Manager of Community Human Services, said the announcement is welcome news.

“The uncertainty of accommodations has understandably been a cause of great anxiety for residents,” she said. “This program will provide some stability in terms of residents’ ability to having accommodation costs covered.”

Rietdyk said those participating in the program are being contacted by the province and urged residents to continue to work with the case workers who have been assisting with their claims.