03/21/2014 05:51 EDT | Updated 05/21/2014 05:59 EDT

Almost 800 people still in temporary housing after Alberta floods last spring

CALGARY - Government figures show there are almost 800 people who are still living in temporary housing following last spring’s floods in southern Alberta.

Most of the 780 people still out of their homes are living in government-subsidized housing near High River or on the Siksika reserve.

The two areas were among the hardest hit.

Municipal Affairs spokeswoman Trisha Anderson says the recovery may be slow, but it’s steady.

The housing near High River is to remain open until the end of spring.

The province is planning a development in the town itself for the estimated 500 people who will need longer-term housing.