COBOURG, ON, Jan. 10, 2019 /CNW/ - Every Canadian deserves a safe and affordable place to call home. That is why, starting in Budget 2016, the Government of Canada made significant investments to build more affordable housing and to make housing more affordable across Canada.
The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and the Minister Responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), and Kim Rudd, Member of Parliament for Northumberland—Peterborough South, today highlighted the federal government's investments in housing since 2016 in Northumberland-Peterborough South.
Since 2016, the Government of Canada has invested more than $5.7 billion across Canada, including $3.3 million in Northumberland. These investments have helped almost a million families, seniors, women and children fleeing domestic violence, Indigenous Canadians, persons with disabilities, persons with mental health and addiction issues, veterans and young adults.
"We are working to make sure every Canadian has access to a safe and affordable place to call home. We are committed to making housing more affordable and thanks to the investments made by the Government of Canada, almost 1 million families across Canada have an affordable home. Canada's first ever National Housing Strategy, a $40 billion program, will build on this success in the years to come." – Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development
"From the very first day of our Government's mandate, we have made housing a clear priority. And it's paying off – with real results and real impacts across the country. This shows the progress we've made since 2016, and sets a benchmark for future results. Because, our Government is only getting started. The National Housing Strategy will build on this momentum to benefit even more Canadians in the months and years to come." – Kim Rudd, Member of Parliament for Northumberland—Peterborough South
- Since 2016, the Government of Canada invested $3.3 million in subsidies and funding for project which supported 823 households Northumberland--Peterborough South.
- In Ontario alone, the Government of Canada invested $2 billion to support more than 310 000 families since 2016.
- These results are now being followed by a first-ever National Housing Strategy that gives additional, stable, longer-term funds to Canada's affordable housing sector. The National Housing Strategy will result in more than $40 billion of housing investment and more than half a million families being brought out of housing need.
- The National Housing Strategy will protect the affordability of 385,000 existing housing units, repair 300,000 affordable homes, build another 100,000, and provide direct support for those in housing need.
- The National Housing Strategy will reduce chronic homelessness by 50% and entrench a human rights-based approach to housing in Canada.
- The Government consulted Canadians on a human rights-based approach to housing. Through these consultations, Canadians from diverse backgrounds, housing experts and providers, academics, and people with lived experience from across the country shared their thoughts, ideas and feedback about what housing and human rights mean to them.
- To find out more about the National Housing Strategy, visit www.placetocallhome.ca.
SOURCE Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
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