Devastated families who were left homeless after a four-alarm condo blaze in Surrey last weekend are still receiving emergency provincial funds.
Almost 100 people were left homeless after the blaze on 121A Street and 82nd Avenue.
But 11 families still receiving financial assistance from the province say they are worried because the funds will run out on Thursday.
Surrey councillor Bruce Hayne says the city and Red Cross is doing what it can to help those families after the date.
“We expect that there’ll still be a few families that will require assistance at that time, but that’ll be assessed on a case-by-case basis.”
After Thursday, funds from the Red Cross will go to the families still in need of housing.
“They are finding it difficult to find accommodations on a short term basis and accommodations that can fit in their budgets and so on so we’re helping out wherever possible with them and making sure they have the assistance they need,” Hayne said.
Hayne says most of the affected families are renters or condo owners who didn’t have insurance.