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Queensville Rest Home Benefits from $589,000 in Property Renovations

QUEENSVILLE, Ontario, June 25, 2007 — Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation’s (CMHC) popular Residential Rehabilitation Assistance Program (RRAP) contributed $589,000 to help repair and improve accessibility of a Queensville rest home.

The Valley View Rest Home is a 33-bed community residence with 24-hour support and supervision for adults over 18 years of age, including active seniors and people with mental health issues or addictions.

“Canada’s New Government recognizes the importance of safe, accessible housing,” said the Honourable Peter Van Loan, Leader of the Government in the House and Minister for Democratic Reform, on behalf of the Honourable Monte Solberg Minster of Human Resources and Social Development. “This funding has allowed for the rejuvenation of the rest home to the benefit of their tenants.”

Valley View received funding through RRAP for Persons with Disabilities, which offers assistance to homeowners and landlords in order to improve residential accessibility for low-income individuals with disabilities. Funding was also received under Rooming House RRAP which offers assistance to landlords, with affordable rents for low-income people, to undertake mandatory repairs that bring property up to minimum health and safety levels.

“The renovation has created an environment that is safe and accessible for our clients,” said Enos Stewart, Executive Director of Valley View Rest Homes Inc. “Our clients with disabilities now have greater access to the amenities provided by our facility.”

CMHC has been Canada’s national housing agency for over 60 years. CMHC is committed to helping Canadians access a wide choice of quality, affordable homes, while making vibrant, healthy communities and cities a reality across the country. For more information, call 1-800-668-2642.

For media inquiries contact:

Arlene Etchen
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
416-209-8345

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