Privacy  
CanEquity Mortgage Canada
Canadian mortgage rates,
mortgage calculator & news.

Canadian Mortgage News

January 2004 National News Archive

 

Related Links:
National Archive
2004 Archive
January 2004
February 2004
March 2004
April 2004
May 2004
June 2004
July 2004
August 2004
September 2004
October 2004
November 2004
December 2004


CanEquity Mortgage News RSS 2.0 Feed

CanEquity Mortgage News Atom Feed

About RSS and Atom Feeds

Portable Document Format Printable Version Page d'accueil franšais

Fort McMurray Receives Government Funding for New Affordable Housing Project

EDMONTON, Alberta, January 8, 2004 — The Salvation Army-START Program will receive $125,000 under the Canada-Alberta Affordable Housing Program to complete a five-bedroom group home for disabled individuals with special needs. The announcement was made today by the Honourable Anne McLellan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Safety, on behalf of the Honourable Andy Scott, Minister of State (Infrastructure) and Minister responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) and the Honourable Stan Woloshyn, Minister of Alberta Seniors with responsibility for housing.

"The Government of Canada is pleased to be partnering with both the Province of Alberta and the Salvation Army to address housing needs in Fort McMurray," said Deputy Prime Minister McLellan. "Finding solutions to housing needs requires the support of the community and this project clearly demonstrates how that can be done successfully."

"The group home will provide a supportive environment that will help residents address challenges they face in their everyday lives," said Minister Woloshyn. "It is very encouraging to see that through this agreement, affordable housing projects are being constructed that reflect and address the special needs of many Albertans."

The total cost of the Salvation Army-START Program's project is $441,295, with $125,000 being made available through the Canada-Alberta Affordable Housing Program. Contributions and gifts-in-kind to the Salvation Army account for $287,000 of the project costs.

The Salvation Army START Program provides direct services and supports to individuals who experience a developmental delay. These services include group living supports, community and facility based day programs, supported employment and respite services. Children's services include family support services, respite services and group programs.

The Canada-Alberta Affordable Housing Program Agreement was signed in June 2002 between the Government of Canada and the Province of Alberta. The agreement provides for a $67.12 million federal contribution to be matched by the province and others to help increase the supply of low-cost housing in high growth, high need communities.

Since signing the agreement, the Government of Canada and the Province of Alberta have allocated over $40.2 million towards the creation of 21 projects and construction of 1,005 affordable housing units in Calgary, Edmonton, Fort McMurray, Red Deer, Grande Prairie, Lethbridge, Cochrane, and Brooks, as well as in the northern remote communities of Conklin and Janvier.

Funding under the Canada-Alberta Affordable Housing Program Agreement is provided in the form of capital grants and is provided on a project-by-project basis. For more details, visit the Alberta Seniors Web site at www.seniors.gov.ab.ca.

For more information, contact:

Ed Conway
Alberta Seniors Communications
Tel.: (780) 415-9952

Jason Cobb
CMHC Communications
Tel.: (403) 515-2903

Backgrounder

Applicant: The Salvation Army - START Program
Project Location: 372 Diefenbaker Drive
Fort McMurray, Alberta
Target Clients: Special needs individuals with severe disabilities.
Number of Units: Five-bedroom group home
Unit type: 5 x bedrooms
Total Project Cost: $441,295
Proposed Rents: $450 / month One-bedroom units
AHPI Grant: $62,500 (Federal)
$62,500 (Provincial)
Other contributions: $187,000 Cash donations/fundraising
$100,000 Gifts-in-kind
$30,000 Alberta government
Contact: Iris Pasareno, Program Director
START Program, Salvation Army
Telephone: (780) 743-4135

For more information, contact:

Ed Conway
Alberta Seniors Communications
Tel.: (780) 415-9952

Jason Cobb
CMHC Communications
Tel.: (403) 515-2903

News source: Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC)

 

Top of page