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Alberta Flood Victims To Pay Rent For Temporary Housing Starting Nov. 15

10/15/2013 01:07 EDT | Updated 12/15/2013 05:12 EST
EDMONTON - Flood victims in temporary accommodations in southern Alberta will begin paying rent next month.

Municipal Affairs Minister Doug Griffiths says the province only promised rent-free living for three months to allow residents to get back on their feet following the June disaster.

Payments kick in Nov. 15 and will vary depending on the number of people in a household.

They will be $627 a month for one adult up to just over $1,200 for a family of four.

The rent is intended to offset about 10 per cent of the province's operating costs for accommodations, meals, utilities, TV and other services.

Homeowners can apply to have rental costs covered under the province's Disaster Recovery Program.

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