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Mortgage News & Press Releases - August 2009

  • Harmony House EQuilibrium™ Demonstration Project Starts Construction in ...
    BURNABY, British Columbia, August 04, 2009 — The Government of Canada today marked the start of construction of the Harmony House demonstration project, an energy-efficient and environmentally-friendly home to be built in Burnaby. The home will be designed by Habitat Design + Consulting Ltd. and constructed by Insightful Healthy Homes Inc. as part of Canada Mortgage and Housing …
  • Social Housing in Ottawa Being Renovated
    OTTAWA, Ontario, August 06, 2009 — The Government of Canada and the Province of Ontario today announced that an Ottawa Community Housing building on Caldwell Avenue in Ottawa will receive support for repairs and renovations over the next two years. The work will include balcony repairs, window replacements, lighting upgrades and building retrofits. The Ottawa Community Housing …
  • Province of Nova Scotia Issues Proposal Call for More Affordable Housing
    HALIFAX, Nova Scotia, August 07, 2009 — Trucks could be rolling into four Nova Scotia communities as early as this fall to break ground on affordable housing for seniors and people with disabilities. The Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence and Minister for the Atlantic Gateway and Nova Scotia Community Services Minister Denise Peterson-Rafuse announced today that …
  • Social Housing in Cornwall Being Renovated
    CORNWALL, Ontario, August 07, 2009 — The Government of Canada and the Province of Ontario today announced that a Cornwall and Area Housing Corporation building at Augustus Court will receive support for repairs and renovations over the next two years. The work will include elevator repairs and replacement. The Cornwall and Area Housing Corporation building at Augustus Court will …
  • Housing Starts Decrease in July
    OTTAWA, Ontario, August 11, 2009 — The seasonally adjusted annual rate 1 of housing starts decreased to 132,100 units in July from 137,800 units in June, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). “The slight decline in July’s housing starts is mostly attributable to the volatile multiple starts segment,” said Bob Dugan, Chief Economist at …
  • Best July on record for MLS® home sales
    OTTAWA, Ontario, August 14, 2009 — National resale housing market activity continued climbing inJuly 2009, with sales posting the largest year-over-year gain intwo years. It was also the first time on record that sales activity
  • Habitat for Humanity Breaks Ground on New Home for First Nations Family ...
    WINDSOR, Ontario, August 19, 2009 — Habitat for Humanity Windsor – Essex Inc. (HFHWE), Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) and Can-Am Urban Native Non-Profit Homes (Can-Am) joined together to break ground on a new home for a First Nations family today. Today’s groundbreaking marks an important milestone for Habitat for Humanity Windsor – Essex. They are also …
  • Pembroke Celebrates New Affordable Housing
    PEMBROKE, Ontario, August 21, 2009 — The Government of Canada officially opened an 18-unit affordablehousing project today. Originally an old school, the new complexwill provide affordable housing for low-income individuals and
  • Government of Canada and Province of Saskatchewan Break Ground on New ...
    PRINCE ALBERT, Saskatchewan, August 25, 2009 — Low-income families in Prince Albert will soon have more affordable housing options as ground was broken today for a new 26-unit housing complex. The announcement was made by Randy Hoback, Member of Parliament for Prince Albert, on behalf of the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development Canada and Minister …
  • New Affordable Housing Launched in Hamilton
    STONEY CREEK, Ontario, August 27, 2009 — The Government of Canada, the Government of Ontario, and the City of Hamilton through CityHousing Hamilton Corporation today celebrated the start of construction of 48 new affordable rental units in Stoney Creek. The project received more than $3.3 million in funding through the Canada – Ontario Affordable Housing Program. Dean Allison, …
  • MLS® home sales forecast revised
    OTTAWA, Ontario, August 27, 2009 — MLS® home sales were much stronger than expected in the secondquarter of 2009, with activity having climbed throughout thequarter and into July. The remarkable recovery of resale housing
  • Government of Canada and Province of New Brunswick Officially Open New ...
    SAINT-LEONARD, New Brunswick, August 28, 2009 — The Province of New Brunswick and the Government of Canadaofficially opened a new 10-unit affordable housing project forseniors in Saint-Léonard.


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