07/07/2015 06:59 EDT | Updated 07/07/2016 05:59 EDT

New Brunswick government opens 10 affordable housing units

BATHURST, N.B. - The New Brunswick government has opened 10 new affordable housing units for low-income singles and people with disabilities.

The province gave the development in Bathurst more than $880,000 in rent supplements, while the federal government contributed $400,000.

The project's funding is part of a $47-million agreement for affordable housing between Ottawa and New Brunswick.

The province says it will use the funding to create more affordable housing, subsidize more housing units and improve existing low-come homes.