Durham Region gets $2 million boost for affordable housing

    OSHAWA, ON, Feb. 2 /CNW/ - Low-income families, seniors and people with
special needs will soon benefit from the development of 29 new affordable
homes in the City of Oshawa. More than $2 million committed under the
Canada-Ontario Affordable Housing program will help fund the new affordable
housing project about to begin construction.
    The announcement was made by Colin Carrie, Member of Parliament for
Oshawa, on behalf of the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources
and Skills Development Canada and Minister Responsible for Canada Mortgage and
Housing Corporation (CMHC).; Joe Dickson, MPP for Ajax-Pickering, on behalf of
the Honourable Jim Watson, Ontario's Minister of Municipal Affairs and
Housing; and Durham Regional Chair Roger Anderson.
    "The Government of Canada is committed to making affordable housing
available in Ontario and across Canada for those who need it most," said MP
Carrie. "This funding is helping the Bloor Park Village give seniors and
people with special needs in Oshawa hope, dignity and a path to a safer,
better and stronger future."
    "Between this new development in Oshawa and our $47 million affordable
housing development announced by Minister Watson in Ajax last year, I am glad
to see governments coming together to meet our current challenges of Durham
Region," said MPP Dickson.
    Bloor Park Village, sponsored by Cher-Brook - Bloor Park Village, is a
$5.1 million project that includes $2.03 million in funding under the
Canada-Ontario Affordable Housing Program. The units will be occupied by
Individuals with physical disabilities and other special needs.
    "We are extremely pleased by this announcement," stated Regional Chair
Roger Anderson. "The funding provided through the Canada-Ontario Affordable
Housing Program will help to ensure that safe and affordable housing is
available for residents living in Durham Region. We look forward to a
continued relationship with our provincial, federal and municipal partners."

    The Canada-Ontario Affordable Housing Program comprises a commitment of
$301 million from each of the two senior levels of government. In total, the
federal, provincial and municipal governments will invest at least $734
million in the program, which will provide affordable housing for 20,000
households in Ontario.

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    For more information visit:  http://www.cmhc.ca

For further information:

For further information: Media Inquiries: Michelle Bakos, Office of
Minister Finley, (819) 994-2482; Nicole Burgers, Canada Mortgage and Housing
Corporation, (416) 250-2760; Adam Grachnik, Office of Minister Watson, (416)

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