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Ontario Communities get $173 Million Boost for Affordable Housing

LONDON, Ontario, August 09, 2007 — Canada’s New Government and the Government of Ontario today announced more than $173 million in funding to create more than 2,700 new affordable housing units in 41 towns and cities across Ontario under the Canada – Ontario Affordable Housing Program Agreement.

The announcement was made by the Honourable Monte Solberg, Minister of Human Resources and Social Development Canada, and the Honourable John Gerretsen, Ontario’s Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing.

“Canada's New Government is working to give Canadians access to safe and affordable housing,” said Minister Solberg. “We are pleased to work with our partners in both the public and private sector to help individuals, seniors, and families in Ontario who are working towards building a better and stronger future.”

“The McGuinty government is proud that we’re making significant progress in building new affordable housing across the province,” said Minister Gerretsen. “Providing affordable housing for Ontario’s most vulnerable families is an important part of our plan for building stronger communities.”

Today’s announcement was made at the London Innercity Faith Team (LIFT) King Street Project, a future affordable housing apartment complex in London. The $3.25 million project, which includes $1.93 million from the Canada – Ontario Affordable Housing Program, will result in 30 apartment units for low-income single people, including people with disabilities. With today’s announcement, the City of London will receive an additional $12 million in funding under the Canada – Ontario Affordable Housing Program.

“This funding is very important to all Londoners, as we continue to combat homelessness in our community and beyond,” says London Mayor Anne Marie DeCicco-Best. “We know there is a critical need for more affordable housing, not just here in London, but right across the country. And, this renewed commitment to the Canada – Ontario Affordable Housing Program is a pivotal step toward realizing a national solution.”

“LIFT is pleased that its partnership with member churches, individuals, corporations and with all levels of government will create this permanently affordable housing needed for our low income residents,” said Vic Morris, Chair of LIFT Council.

The new Canada – Ontario Affordable Housing Agreement includes a commitment of $301 million from each of the two levels of government. The agreement brings the total amount invested in affordable housing in Ontario by federal, provincial and municipal governments to at least $734 million over the life of the program. This will mean assistance to some 20,000 households under the Affordable Housing Agreement.

Media Inquiries:

Pema Lhalungpa
Office of Minister Solberg
819-994-2428

Arlene Etchen
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
416-250-2750

Patti Munce
Office of Minister Gerretsen
416-585-6333

Louise Stevens
City of London
519-661-2500 ext. 5727

For more information visit:

www.mah.gov.on.ca

www.london.ca

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Canada – Ontario Affordable Housing Program Projects

Brantford

  • $550,000 for an 11-unit project at 163 Market Street in Brantford. The project is sponsored by Meadows Court Properties and the units will be occupied by low-income families and individuals, including people with disabilities.
  • $750,000 for a 15-unit project at 178 Market Street in Brantford. The project is sponsored by Freedom House and the units will be occupied by low-income families and individuals, including people with disabilities.
  • $2.4 million for a 78-unit project at Sherwood Avenue in Brantford. The project is sponsored by Sherwood Apartments Inc., and the units will be occupied by low-income individuals, including people with disabilities.
  • $420,000 for a six-unit project at 5 and 7 Walnut Street in Brantford. The project is sponsored by Brant Native Housing and the units will be occupied by low-income families.
  • $1.4 million for a 24-unit project at 130 West River Street in Paris. The project is sponsored by Meadows Court Properties and the units will be occupied by low-income families and individuals, including people with disabilities.

Bruce County

  • $420,000 for a six-unit project at 294 Berford Street in Wiarton. The project is sponsored by the Bruce Peninsula Association for Community Living and the units will be occupied by low-income individuals with disabilities.
  • $600,000 for a 12-unit project on Tomlinson Drive in Port Elgin. The project is sponsored by 1691085 Ontario Inc. and the units will be occupied by low-income families and individuals, including persons with disabilities.
  • $420,000 for a six-unit project on Charles Street in Wiarton. Sponsored by A Place for Miracles, the units will be occupied by low-income families and individuals.
  • $240,000 for a four-unit project in Kincardine that will be occupied by low-income families and individuals.
  • $240,000 for a four-unit project in Port Elgin that will be occupied by low-income families and individuals.
  • $180,000 for a three-unit project in Wiarton that will be occupied by low-income families and individuals.

Chatham – Kent

  • $840,000 for a 12-unit project at 59 Adelaide Street South in Chatham. The project is sponsored by Remmcor Ltd. and the units will be occupied by low-income families and individuals, including people with disabilities.
  • $240,000 for a four-unit project at Victoria Avenue in Chatham for low-income families.

District of Algoma

  • $700,000 for a 10-unit project at 141 Church Street in Echo Bay. The project is sponsored by Algoma District Services Administration Board and the units will be occupied by low-income seniors.

Grey County

  • $2.17 million for a 37-unit project in Owen Sound. The project is sponsored by the Owen Sound Municipal Non-Profit Housing Corporation and the units will be occupied by low-income families and individuals, including people with disabilities.

Hamilton

  • $10.5 million for a 156-unit project at 398 King Street West in Hamilton. The project is sponsored by Good Shepherd Non Profit Homes Inc., and the units will be occupied by low-income individuals, including people with disabilities.

Huron County

  • $348,000 for a six-unit project on Albert Street in Clinton. The project is sponsored by Leasenet Holdings Ltd. and the units will be occupied by low-income individuals, including people with disabilities.
  • $141,000 for a three-unit project at 18 Waterloo Street in Goderich. The project is sponsored by Bruce and Dana Gibbings and the units will be occupied by low-income individuals, including people with disabilities.
  • $1.05 million for a 15-unit project at 45 Nelson Street in Goderich. The project is sponsored by the Goderich Bethel Pentecostal Church and Goderich Salvation Army and the units will be occupied by low-income individuals, including people with disabilities.

Kingston

  • $1.68 million for a 24-unit project at 41 Joseph Street in Kingston. The project is sponsored by Kingston Home Base Non-Profit Housing Inc., and the units will be occupied by low-income families.

Lambton County

  • $1.1 million for a 16-unit project at 700 Cathcart Boulevard and $130,000 for a two-unit project on Kathleen Avenue in Sarnia. The projects are sponsored by the County of Lambton and the units will be occupied by low-income families and individuals, including seniors.
  • $525,000 for a seven-unit project at 4189 Petrolia Line in Petrolia. The project is sponsored by Lambton County Development Services and the units will be occupied by low-income individuals with disabilities.
  • $816,000 for a 12-unit project at 320 Christina Street South in Sarnia. The project is sponsored by Raylar Construction Ltd. and the units will be occupied low-income individuals with disabilities.

London

  • $420,000 for a six-unit project at 1554 Allen Place and $420,000 for a six-unit project at 1555 Allen Place in London. These projects are sponsored by the Nelms Group and the units will be occupied by low-income individuals with disabilities.
  • $2.55 million for a 34-unit project at 859-869 Adelaide Street North in London. The project is sponsored by Adelaide North Developments Inc. and the units will be occupied by low-income families.
  • $1.9 million for a 30-unit project at 446 King Street in London. The LIFT King Street project is sponsored by the Council of LIFT Non-Profit Housing Corporation and the units will be occupied by low-income individuals, including people with disabilities.
  • $3.64 million for a 52-unit project at 570 Nelson Street in London. The Nelson Place Affordable Housing project is sponsored by Homes Unlimited Inc. and the units will be occupied by low-income families and individuals, including people with disabilities.
  • $1.82 million for a 26-unit project at 1461 Huron Street in London. The project is sponsored by Twin Pines Village Co-op Inc., and the units will be occupied by low-income individuals.
  • $1.4 million for a 20-unit project on Hamilton Street in Komoka. The project is sponsored by Lobo Township Non-Profit Apartment Corporation and the units will be occupied by low-income seniors.

Niagara Region

  • $1.4 million for a 20-unit project sponsored by Keefer Developments Ltd. The units will be occupied by seniors.
  • $1.47 million for a 21-unit project at 21 King Street in St. Catharines. The project is sponsored by 21 King Inc. and will be occupied by low-income families and individuals, including people with disabilities.
  • $1.6 million for a 23 unit project at 290 Oakdale Avenue in St. Catharines. The project is sponsored by 2077626 Ontario Ltd. and the units will be occupied by low-income families and individuals, including people with disabilities.
  • $2.8 million for a 40-unit project at 3009 Valley Way in Niagara Falls. The project is sponsored by the Bethlehem Not for Profit Housing Projects in Niagara and the units will be occupied by low-income families and individuals.
  • $205,800 for a three-unit project at 100 Ormond Street in Thorold. The project is sponsored by Capital Pines Development Inc. and the units will be occupied by low-income individuals.
  • $1.05 million for a 15-unit project at 755 Fielden Avenue in Port Colborne. The project is sponsored by Community Living Port Colborne Wainfleet and the units will be occupied by low-income individuals, including people with disabilities.
  • $1.4 million for a 14-unit project at 54 Oakdale Avenue in St. Catharines. The project is sponsored by Oakdale Landing Inc., and the units will be occupied by low-income individuals.
  • $1.4 million for a 20-unit project at 321 Geneva Street in St. Catharines. The project is sponsored by Senior Citizens Apartment Ltd., and the units will be occupied by seniors.
  • $630,000 for a nine-unit project at 160 Ontario Street in St. Catharines. The project is sponsored by St. Catharines Mainstream Non Profit Housing Project and Gateway Residential and Community Support Services, and the units will be occupied by low-income individuals, including people with disabilities.

Norfolk County

  • $700,000 for a 10-unit project at 10 – 12 Norfolk Street and $80,000 for a 5-unit project at 18 Norfolk Street in Simcoe. The project is sponsored by Haskett Holdings Inc., and the units will be occupied by low-income families and individuals, including people with disabilities.
  • $240,000 for a six-unit project at 110 Market Street in Port Dover. The project is sponsored by Port Dover Apartments Inc., and the units will be occupied by low-income individuals.
  • $210,000 for a six-unit project at 8 – 14 Alice Street in Waterford. The project is sponsored by Alice Street Apartments Inc., and the units will be occupied by low-income individuals.

Ottawa

  • $7 million for a 195-unit project at 424 Metcalfe Street in Ottawa. The project is sponsored by Centretown Citizens Ottawa Corporation and the units will be occupied by low-income individuals.

Oxford County

  • $2.1 million for a 30-unit project at 62 Mill Street in Woodstock. The project is sponsored by G.K. York Management Services, and the units will be occupied by low-income families and individuals.
  • $600,000 for a 12-unit project at Queen and Bridge Street in Tillsonburg. The project is sponsored by the Town of Tillsonburg Non-Profit Housing Corporation and the units will be occupied by seniors.
  • $1.68 million for a 28-unit project at 769 Juliana Drive in Woodstock. The project is sponsored by the Salvation Army Community Church and Anchorage Homes, Services and Initiatives Inc., and the units will be occupied by low-income families and individuals.
  • $1 million for a 27-unit project in Woodstock. The project is sponsored by Homestead Christian Care Inc., and the units will be occupied by low-income families and individuals.

Peel Region

  • $1.25 million for a 25-unit project at 20 Walker Road East in Caledon. The project is sponsored by the Peel Housing Corporation and the units will be occupied by seniors.

Peterborough

  • $3.5 million for a 48-unit project at 443 Reid Street in Peterborough. The project is sponsored by TVM Schoolhouse Inc., and the units will be occupied by low-income families and individuals, including people with disabilities.
  • $770,000 for an 11-unit project at 212 Brock Street in Peterborough. This project is sponsored by TVM Tower Residences Inc., and the units will be occupied by low-income individuals, including people with disabilities.
  • $1.12 million for a 16-unit project at 49 Argyle Street in Peterborough. The project is sponsored by the Moloney Property Development Corporation and the units will be occupied by low-income families, including people with disabilities.
  • $2.1 million for a 30-unit project at 136 Anson Street in Peterborough. The project is sponsored by the Peterborough Housing Corporation and the units will be occupied by low-income families and individuals, including people with disabilities.
  • $3.5 million for a 50-unit project at 41 Concession Street in Peterborough. The project is sponsored by the Peterborough Housing Corporation and the units will be occupied by low-income individuals and seniors, including people with disabilities.
  • $280,000 for a four-unit project at 220 Edinburgh Street in Peterborough. The project is sponsored by the Peterborough Community Housing Development Corporation and the units will be occupied by low-income individuals and families.

Simcoe County

  • $2.94 million for a 42-unit project on Bayfield Street in Barrie. The project is sponsored by Assisi Offering Corporation and the units will be occupied by low-income families and individuals, including people with disabilities.
  • $1.4 million for a 20-unit project on 74 High Street in Barrie. The project is sponsored by 873815 Ontario Ltd., and the units will be occupied by low-income families, individuals and seniors, including people with disabilities.
  • $1.26 million for an 18-unit project on 80 Simcoe Street in Collingwood. The project is sponsored by the Town of Collingwood and the units will be occupied by low-income families and individuals, including people with disabilities.
  • $560,000 for an eight-unit project on 99 Westmount Street in Orillia. The project is sponsored by A.M.K. Construction Ltd., and the units will be occupied by low-income families and individuals, including seniors and people with disabilities.
  • $1.89 million for a 27-unit project on 86 Cedar Street in Orillia. The project is sponsored by Hillcrest Lodge Corporation and the units will be occupied by low-income families and individuals, including seniors and people with disabilities.
  • $2.8 million for a 40-unit project at Edward and Dunlop Streets in Penetanguishene. The project is sponsored by the County of Simcoe and the units will be occupied by low-income seniors.

St. Thomas

  • $2.1 million for a 30-unit project at 2 County Road in Dutton. The Caledonia Two Affordable Housing project is sponsored by Dutton and District Lions Non-Profit Housing Inc. and the units will be occupied by seniors.
  • $1.17 million for a 16-unit project at 153 Main Street in West Lorne. The Heritage House Affordable Housing project is sponsored by the West Lorne Heritage Homes Not for Profit Corporation and the units will be occupied by low-income individuals, including seniors and people with disabilities.
  • $1.5 million for a 23-unit project at 25 Scott Street in St. Thomas. Sponsored by Novi Construction Limited, the units will be occupied by low-income families and individuals, including people with disabilities.
  • $828,000 for a 12-unit project at 78 Steele Street in St. Thomas. The project is sponsored by Walter Ostojic & Sons, and the units will be occupied by low-income families and individuals, including people with disabilities.

Stratford

  • $1.05 million for a 30-unit project at Forman Avenue in Stratford. The project is sponsored by King Street Holdings Inc., and the units will be occupied by low-income individuals, including people with disabilities.

Toronto

  • $4 million for an 87-unit project at 40 Oak Street in Toronto. The project is sponsored by Christian Resource Centre and the units will be occupied by low-income families.
  • $4.2 million for a 60-unit project at 244 Church Street in Toronto. The project is sponsored by Nishnawbe Homes Inc. and the units will be occupied by low-income aboriginal persons.
  • $5.74 million for an 82-unit project at 200 Madison Avenue in Toronto. The project is sponsored by St. Claire Multifaith Housing Society and the units will be occupied by low-income individuals, including people with disabilities.
  • $10.64 million for a 152-unit project at 550 Birchmount Road in Toronto. The project is sponsored by 550 Birchmount Ltd., and the units will be occupied by low-income families and seniors.
  • $3.08 million for a 44-unit project at 270 Donlands Avenue in Toronto. The project is sponsored by Woodgreen Community Housing Inc., and the units will be occupied by low-income individuals.
  • $2.03 million for a 29-unit project at 194 Dowling Avenue in Toronto. The project is sponsored by the Parkdale Activity Recreation Centre and the units will be occupied by low-income individuals, including people with disabilities.
  • $2.17 million for a 31-unit project at 201-203 Vaughn Road in Toronto. The project is sponsored by Mahogany Management and the units will be occupied by low-income individuals, including seniors.
  • $1.4 million for a 20-unit project at 1120 Ossington Avenue in Toronto. The project is sponsored by the St. Clair West Affordable Housing (Ossington) Group Incorporated and the units will be occupied by low-income individuals and families, including people with disabilities.
  • $13.3 million for a 190-unit project at 48 Abell Street in Toronto. The project is sponsored by the St. Clair Multifaith Housing Society and the units will be occupied by low-income individuals and families, including people with disabilities.
  • $9.8 million for a 140-unit project at 288 King Street East in Toronto. The project is sponsored by Toronto Community Housing Corporation and the units will be occupied by low-income families.
  • $4.2 million for a 60-unit project at 88-90 Carlton Street in Toronto. The project is sponsored by Toronto Community Housing Corporation and the units will be occupied by low-income families and individuals, including people with disabilities.
  • $4.13 million for a 59-unit project at 2335-7 St. Clair Avenue West in Toronto. The project is sponsored by West Toronto Support Services for Senior Citizens and the Disabled Inc., and the units will be occupied by low-income seniors.
  • $1.12 million for a 16-unit project at 1187 Queen Street East in Toronto. The project is sponsored by Mainstay Housing and the units will be occupied by low-income individuals.

Waterloo Region

  • $4.62 million for a 66-unit project at 26 Ainslie Street in Cambridge. The project is sponsored by Citymedia Group Inc., and the units will be occupied by low-income individuals.
  • $700,000 for a 10-unit project at 634 Erb West in Waterloo. The project is sponsored by the Needlewood Glen Housing Co-operative and the units will be occupied by low-income individuals.

Wellington County

  • $700,000 for a 10-unit project at 125 Cole Road in Guelph. The project is sponsored by Cole Road Co-operative Community Inc., and the units will be occupied by low-income individuals.

York Region

  • $5.95 million for an 85-unit project at Major Mackenzie Drive and Keele Street in Vaughan. The Vaughan Civic Centre Housing Development is sponsored by Housing York Inc. and the units will be occupied by seniors.

News source: Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC)

 

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