PINCOURT, QC, May 28, 2018 /CNW/ - An official groundbreaking was held today for the Coopérative de solidarité du Bel Âge de Pincourt, in Pincourt. The future building will have 80 affordable housing units for semi-independent seniors and will require total investments of more than $18.1 million.
The groundbreaking was marked by Peter Schiefke, Member of Parliament for Vaudreuil–Soulanges, on behalf of the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and Minister Responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation; Marie-Claude Nichols, Member of the National Assembly for Vaudreuil, on behalf of Lise Thériault, Minister responsible for Consumer Protection and for Housing; and Yvan Cardinal, Mayor of Pincourt.
"Our Government is investing in affordable housing here in Vaudreuil-Soulanges and across Canada to help create jobs and improve the quality of life for those who need it most. Today marks a victory for Vaudreuil-Soulanges and its surrounding areas as Coopérative de solidarité du Bel Âge de Pincourt will soon provide 80 units of safe and affordable housing to our seniors. Most importantly, this project will keep them close to family and friends and close to home. " – Peter Schiefke, Member of Parliament for Vaudreuil–Soulanges.
"I applaud the drive of the Coopérative de solidarité du Bel Âge de Pincourt, which initiated this important project in the district of Vaudreuil. With its financial contribution, the Government of Quebec is helping to support seniors in our region by enabling them to stay in their community, close to their friends and families. I congratulate all the other partners that are backing this solidarity co-operative." – Marie-Claude Nichols, Member of the National Assembly for Vaudreuil, on behalf of Lise Thériault, Minister responsible for Consumer Protection and for Housing
"In the wake of the spinoffs of our Social Development Policy, the Town of Pincourt has supported the 80-unit project of the Coopérative de solidarité du Bel Âge since the outset. Our support through the AccèsLogis Québec program demonstrates our commitment to seeing this project come to fruition."
– Yvan Cardinal, Mayor of Pincourt
- Through Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) and the Société d'habitation du Québec (SHQ), the governments of Canada and Quebec are providing nearly $5 million for the construction of this housing project, under the Investment in Affordable Housing Agreement.
- The Town of Pincourt is contributing almost $1.8 million for the development of this project. This sum is repaid by the Montréal Metropolitan Community (MMC) through the social housing fund, to which contribute 82 municipalities.
- An amount of close to $160,000 will be granted by Transition énergétique Québec to ensure that the building will meet Novoclimat certification standards.
- Through CMHC's Seed Funding program, this project benefitted from a $5000 contribution and a $10 000 interest-free loan.
- All the tenants of this housing project will benefit from the SHQ's Rent Supplement program, ensuring that they will not spend more than 25% of their income on housing. This additional assistance of nearly $1.4 million over five years is assumed by the SHQ (90%) and the Town of Pincourt (10%). The Town's share is repaid by the MMC.
- The Coopérative de solidarité du Bel Âge de Pincourt was established by a group of citizens who determined that the elderly of their region were in need affordable housing.
About CMHC and the SHQ
- 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, visit www.cmhc.ca or follow us on Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn and Facebook.
- The SHQ's mission is to meet the Quebec population's housing needs through an integrated and durable approach. A leader in housing, SHQ is known for its commitment to the improvement of quality of life for citizens, its partnerships with the community, its varied services and its innovative projects. In the past year, more than 231 000 households received assistance from SHQ. For more information on products and services offered or to learn more about current activities or information on housing, please consult www.habitation.gouv.qc.ca. Follow SHQ on Twitter and Facebook.
SOURCE Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
For further information: Sources: Émilie Gauduchon, Press Secretary, Office of Minister Duclos, 819-654-5546, [email protected]; Clémence Beaulieu Gendron, Press Secretary for the Minister responsible for Consumer Protection and for Housing, 418-691-2030; Stéphanie Labrie, Political Attaché to the Member of the National Assembly for Vaudreuil, 450-424-6666; Information: Public Affairs, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, 514-283-3679; Sylvain Fournier, Communications, Société d'habitation du Québec, 418-643-4035, ext. 1113, [email protected]