Money announced for Regina boys home

Regina is getting a new residence for homeless boys.

Regina is getting a new residence for homeless boys.

The federal and provincial governments announced plans Wednesday to buy and develop a six-bedroom home for youths.

The federal government is contributing $326,525 to set up what will be called Robert's Place. The provincial government will pay the John Howard Society $300,000 annually to run the home.

The residence is designed to provide clients with a stable and safe home environment, according to a news release.

The clients will be boys, aged 12 to 15, most of them aboriginal, who are homeless or are at risk of becoming homeless.