CLARENVILLE, NL, March 12, 2019 /CNW/ - An inauguration to celebrate the official opening of the New Life Community Church housing project was held today in Clarenville. Churence Rogers, Member of Parliament for Bonavista-Burin-Trinity on behalf of the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and Minister responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) along with the Honourable Lisa Dempster, Minister Responsible for the Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation made the announcement today. Colin Holloway, MHA for Terra Nova, was also present.
The cost to realize this project was $1.25 million, shared equally by the governments of Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador under the 2014-19 Investment in Affordable Housing Agreement. The development also received an additional $73,000 through Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation's Provincial Homelessness Fund to support the completion of this project.
"Our Government is investing in affordable housing to help create jobs and improve the quality of life for those who need it most. This funding will help people in Clarenville access safe and affordable housing that meets their needs. The official opening of the New Life Community Church housing project is truly a victory. Most importantly, it demonstrates what we can accomplish when we work together."- Churence Rogers, Member of Parliament for Bonavista-Burin-Trinity
"We are very proud to support this facility in partnership with the federal government and the New Life Community Church. By having a clear, shared vision with input and expertise from real people with lived experience, community partners and varying levels of government, we will continue to work together to improve housing options and conditions for those most in need." – Lisa Dempster, Minister of Children, Seniors and Social Development, and Minister Responsible for the Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation
"We are very grateful for the support of the federal and provincial governments which have made this project possible. As a non-profit partner, we recognized the need to expand and improve the range of comfortable and supportive housing options available to meet the needs of residents in Clarenville and surrounding communities." - Albert Trask, Pastor, New Life Community Church
- The project consists of 10 two-bedroom units designed to accommodate persons with complex needs
- The Government of Canada is currently rolling out its National Housing Strategy (NHS)—an ambitious 10-year, $40 billion plan that will create 100,000 new housing units and lift 530,000 families out of housing need as well as repair and renew more than 300,000 housing units and reduce chronic homelessness by 50 percent.
- The NHS is built on strong partnerships between federal, provincial and territorial governments, and on continuous engagement with others, including municipalities, Indigenous governments and organizations, and the social and private sectors to make a meaningful difference in the lives of Canadians.
As Canada's authority on housing, CMHC contributes to the stability of the housing market and financial system, provides support for Canadians in housing need, and offers unbiased housing research and advice to all levels of Canadian government, consumers and the housing industry. For more information, please visit cmhc.ca or follow us on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn and Facebook.
To find out more about the National Housing Strategy, visit www.placetocallhome.ca.
SOURCE Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
For further information: Valérie Glazer, Press Secretary, Office of the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, 819-654-5546, [email protected]; Gina MacArthur, Children, Seniors and Social Development, 709-729-3768, 730-2977, [email protected]; Public Affairs, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, 514-884-7540; Jenny Bowring, Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation, 709-724-3055, [email protected]; Jeremy Reynolds, Government Members' Office, 709-729-3394, [email protected]