Affordable housing project opens in Baker Brook

    BAKER BROOK, NB, July 19 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada and the
Province of New Brunswick officially opened an affordable housing project in
Baker Brook, New Brunswick today, funded under the Canada-New Brunswick
Affordable Housing Agreement. The project, developed by La Société
d'habitation de Baker Brook, creates 10 new affordable housing units for
seniors and persons with special needs.
    "Our government is proud to be investing in affordable housing in Baker
Brook, and across Canada, for those most in need," said the Honourable Greg
Thompson, Regional Minister for New Brunswick, on behalf of the Honourable
Monte Solberg, Minister of Human Resources and Social Development and Minister
Responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation . "This project in
particular will ensure that seniors and people with special needs can begin to
build safer, stronger and better futures for themselves."
    "We are pleased to join our partners in this project to see more
affordable housing being created for the benefit of our seniors,"
New Brunswick Social Development Minister Mary Schryer said. "Secure and
affordable housing helps seniors stay active in their communities."
    The Pavillon Joseph Moisan is located at 10 Théophile Street in Baker
Brook, and received a total of $250,000 in federal funding to offset the
construction costs, as well as $374,000 in rent supplements from the Province
of New Brunswick for the 10 units.
    Phase I and II of the Canada-New Brunswick Affordable Housing Agreement
invovles investments of over $45 million to create and sustain affordable
housing for low to moderate income households in New Brunswick.

For further information:

For further information: Robert Duguay, Communications, Family and
Community Services, (506) 444-3684; Joel MacDougall, Communications and
Marketing Consultant, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, (902) 426-8320

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