Repairs completed on Kenora affordable housing project



    TORONTO, July 24 /CNW/ -

    NEWS

    The Government of Ontario and the Kenora District Services Board today
celebrated the re-opening of Parkview Apartments, a 72-unit social housing
project for low-income seniors in Kenora. The project received $1.5 million in
provincial funding for urgent repairs.
    The project is located at 630 Park Street and is owned by the Kenora
District Services Board. It was allocated $1.5 million in provincial funding
and approximately $1.1 million in municipal funding for critical repairs,
including repairs to its bricks.

    QUOTES

    "By funding much-needed repairs, we are helping ensure that Ontario's
most vulnerable citizens have a safe and well-maintained place to call home,"
said Jim Watson, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing.

    "I am pleased that this project is completed and that the residents can
celebrate this event today. The project was based on a collaborative effort
involving the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, the Kenora District
Services Board (KDSB) and the Tenants Association of Parkview. The Ministry
and the KDSB must continue to work together so that seniors can remain in a
safe, secure affordable environment and in a place that they may call home,"
said Rory McMillan, Chair of the Kenora District Services Board.

    
    QUICK FACTS

    -   The Northern component of the Canada-Ontario Affordable Housing
        Program provides funding to rehabilitate and/or renovate substandard
        housing in Northern Ontario, and to encourage modest and affordable
        rental housing where appropriate.

    -   Kenora received over $488,000 as part of $100 million in provincial
        funding to fund social housing repairs announced in March 2008.

    LEARN MORE

    -   The Canada Ontario Affordable Housing Program
        (http://www.mah.gov.on.ca/Page1112.aspx)

    -   The Kenora District Services Board (http://www.kdsb.on.ca/index.htm)

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For further information:

For further information: Adam Grachnik, Office of the Minister of
Municipal Affairs and Housing, (416) 585-6492; Sten Lif, Kenora District
Services Board, (807) 223-2100, ext. 2222

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