TROIS-RIVIÈRES, Qc, Feb. 8 /CNW Telbec/ - The Government of Canada announced today that six housing co-operatives and non-profit organisations will receive $ 382 486, as part of the social housing renovation and retrofit investments announced in Canada's Economic Action Plan.
As part of Canada's Economic Action Plan, the Government 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.
"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 Honourable Christian Paradis, on behalf of the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development and Minister Responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). "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."
As of February 1, 2010, CMHC is accepting applications from eligible project sponsors for the remaining $75 million funding for year two. 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 and non-profit organisations that will receive contributions from the Government of Canada being announced today are:
Coopérative d'habitation Pierre Boucher du Cap 18 870 $
Coopérative Ste-Madeleine du Cap 52 740 $
Résidences Populaires Trifluviennes (Résidence St-Maurice) 15 154 $
La Coopérative d'habitation Le Trait-d'union de
Trois-Rivières-Ouest 45 553 $
Hab. Providence Ste-Ursule 230,782 $
Rpt Rés Hemlock 19 387 $
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.
SOURCE Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
For further information: For further information: Media inquiries: 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