Canada's Economic Action Plan creates jobs and improves social housing in
Québec

MONTREAL, Feb. 11 /CNW Telbec/ - The Government of Canada announced today that 62 housing co-operatives and non-profit organizations located in the greater Montréal area will receive more than $5.8 million, through Canada's Economic Action Plan, as part of the social housing renovation and retrofit investments.

The announcement was made in Montréal, at Maison Jean-Brillant by Senator Claude Carignan, on behalf of the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development and Minister Responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), and in the company of Richard McConomy, Chair of the Board of Directors, Maison Bieler inc.

"Through Canada's Economic Action Plan, our government is taking action to help ensure our economic recovery and create the conditions for long-term growth," said the Senator Claude Carignan. "Funding renovation and retrofit projects, like these ones, will not only improve the quality of life of the residents by keeping their homes safe and affordable but also help stimulate the economy and create jobs."

The Government of Canada, through Canada's Economic Action Plan, announced $1 billion for social housing renovation and retrofit. Of the $1 billion, $850 million is being delivered by Provinces and Territories on a cost-matched basis for existing federally assisted social housing projects that they administer on behalf of the partnership. The remaining $150 million is being delivered by CMHC for existing federally assisted off-reserve housing that it directly administers. Repairs that are eligible for funding include general improvements, energy-efficiency upgrades or conversions, and modifications in support of persons with disabilities.

As of February 1, 2010, CMHC is accepting applications from eligible project sponsors for the remaining $75 million funding for Phase II of Canada's Economic Action Plan. Sponsor groups can apply online or through the mail. Eligible repairs include general improvements, energy-efficiency upgrades or conversions, and modifications in support of persons with disabilities.

The housing co-operatives that will receive contributions from the Government of Canada being announced today are listed in attached backgrounder.

"The financial contribution of $259,893 provided under the federal renovation and retrofit initiative administered by CMHC will benefit the residents of Maison Jean-Brillant," said Richard McConomy, Chair of the Board of Directors, Maison Bieler inc. "In fact, these funds will serve to renovate the elevator systems to ensure the safety of the residents. We are very pleased to have received this funding, which will help improve the quality of life and safety of our residents."

More information on this and other measures in Canada's Economic Action Plan, the federal government's plan to stimulate the economy and protect those hit hardest by the global recession, can be found at www.actionplan.gc.ca.

To find out more about how the Government of Canada and CMHC are working to build stronger homes and communities for all Canadians, call CMHC at 1-800-668-2642 or visit www.cmhc.ca/housingactionplan.

    
    Backgrounder attached.


                                 BACKGROUNDER

    The housing co-operatives that will receive contributions from the
    Government of Canada are:

    Coopérative d'habitation La Jérobelle de Bellefeuille       $      36,035
    Coopérative d'habitation Amaryllis (Montréal)               $       3,640
    Coopérative d'habitation La Petite Patrie                   $     228,153
    Coopérative d'habitation Les Beaux Jours de Verdun          $     184,510
    La Société d'habitation Logehenri inc.                      $     282,855
    Coopérative d'habitation Les retraités de l'Alcan du
     Sud-Ouest                                                  $       4,007
    Coopérative d'habitation Place Mozart (Beloeil)             $     255,753
    Coopérative d'habitation De Par Ici                         $      49,246
    Coopérative d'habitation De Par Ici (Saint-Timothé)         $      35,200
    Les Habitations Grignon inc.                                $      23,562
    Maison Bieler inc.                                          $     259,893
    La Coopérative d'habitation Bord du Lac de Lachine          $      36,040
    Coopérative d'habitation Des Déterminés de Verdun           $      14,984
    Coopérative d'habitation Bois Vert de Pointe Saint-Charles  $      15,667
    Gestion des trois pignons                                   $   1,835,427
    Coopérative d'habitation du Parc St-Henri (Montréal)        $     278,044
    La Fondation Cheshire Home Québec inc.                      $      13,425
    Association coopérative d'habitation L'Odyssée (Montréal)   $      63,020
    Les Résidences Edmond-Hamelin inc.                          $      19,973
    La coopérative d'habitation Théodore                        $      34,000
    Coopérative d'habitation Alfred-Rouleau (Montréal)          $     102,430
    Coopérative d'habitation Bon Bec (Montréal)                 $       9,256
    Coopérative d'habitation Cyrille Vaillancourt               $     100,548
    Coopérative d'habitation Pile ou Face                       $      24,714
    Coopérative d'habitation RoseMontréal de Montréal           $      16,788
    Coopérative d'habitation RoseMontréal (5577 3e Avenue)      $       9,079
    Coopérative d'habitation Le Grand Quatre de Verdun          $      16,788
    Coopérative d'habitation Villerose (Montréal)               $      39,877
    Coopérative d'habitation Mon Toit (rue Joliette)            $       3,180
    Coopérative d'habitation Mon Toit (rue Orléans)             $      15,012
    Coopérative d'habitation Mon Toit (rue Bourbonnière)        $       3,285
    Coopérative d'habitation La cinquième saison de Verdun      $      10,222
    Coopérative d'habitation La cinquième saison de Verdun
     (rue Galt)                                                 $      31,412
    Coopérative d'habitation Mon Toit (rue Chambly)             $      15,972
    Coopérative d'habitation Mon Toit (rue Desjardins)          $      12,868
    Coopérative d'habitation Mon Toit (boul. Pie-IX)            $      20,938
    Coopérative d'habitation Mon Toit                           $       3,499
    Coopérative d'habitation Le Village de Côte des Neiges      $      23,871
    La Société d'habitation Logehenri inc. (rue Saint-Jacques)  $     486,901
    Coopérative d'habitation Monoïque de Montréal               $       8,462
    Coopérative d'habitation Le Rouet                           $     252,675
    Coopérative d'habitation Huit-Reflets                       $      12,303
    Coopérative d'habitation Jeanne-D'Arc                       $      30,196
    Les Habitations du Centre-Ville                             $      89,408
    Coopérative d'habitation Le Progrès de Pointe Saint-Charles $      20,035
    Coopérative d'habitation Ethel de Verdun                    $      54,915
    Résidence Aurélie Cadotte                                   $      34,077
    Coopérative d'habitation Margaret-Morris                    $      13,043
    Coopérative d'habitation La Garenne                         $      67,022
    Coopérative d'habitation Bonheur d'occasion                 $      19,194
    Coopérative d'habitation Mon Toit (rue Bourbonnière)        $       6,432
    Coopérative d'habitation Nouvelle ère de Longueuil          $     177,104
    Coopérative d'habitation Le Sommet de Longueuil             $      14,403
    Coopérative d'habitation du Vieux Longueuil                 $      14,674
    Coopérative d'habitation des Cents Sous de Longueuil        $       9,538
    Carrefour pour elle inc.                                    $      18,752
    Coopérative d'habitation Le Chalutier (Longueuil)           $      86,382
    Coopérative d'habitation du Vieux Longueuil (Longueuil)
     (rue D'Île-de-France                                       $      46,700
    Manoir du Ruisseau                                          $     162,326
    Coopérative d'habitation Le Sommet Vert                     $      78,527
    Coopérative d'habitation La Buissonière                     $       4,176
    Coopérative d'habitation Bien Venue                         $      15,407
    

SOURCE Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation

For further information: For further information: Marie-Chantale Lortie, CMHC Media Relations, Quebec, (514) 496-4025; Charles Sauriol, CMHC Media Relations, (613) 748-2799; Michelle Bakos, Office of Minister Finley, (819) 994-2482


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