VAL-DES-MONTS, QC, May 28, 2018 /CNW/ - An official groundbreaking was held today for Villa St-Louis-de-France in Val-des-Monts. The future building will have 22 affordable housing units for semi-independent seniors and will require total investments of nearly $5.5 million.
The groundbreaking was marked by William Amos, Member of Parliament for Pontiac, on behalf of the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and Minister Responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation; Stéphanie Vallée, Member of the National Assembly for Gatineau, Minister of Justice and Minister responsible for the Outaouais region, on behalf of Lise Thériault, Minister responsible for Consumer Protection and for Housing; and Jacques Laurin, Mayor of Val-des-Monts.
"Our government is committed to increasing affordable housing for people in need. Villa St-Louis-de-France will give seniors in the region the opportunity to remain close to family and friends, all while giving them a safe and affordable place to live. We will continue partnering with provinces and territories to fund financially sound housing projects and help improve the lives of Canadians." – William Amos, Member of Parliament for Pontiac
"Through its financial support of $3.4 million, our government has helped the elderly community in the Outaouais region by allowing them to stay in their community, close to their loved ones. I salute the work and determination of the administrators, those who gave of their time and the numerous other partners who assisted with the Villa St-Louis-de-France project." – Stéphanie Vallée, Member of the National Assembly for Gatineau, Minister of Justice and Minister responsible for the Outaouais region, on behalf of Lise Thériault, Minister responsible for Consumer Protection and for Housing
"A project of this magnitude cannot be realised without the support and commitment of many contributors. Thank you to the administrators for their devotion and strength throughout this project. I must also underscore the work of various services here in our municipality that offered support and suggestions. Lastly, thank you to the federal and provincial governments for their support in offering the local population a modern infrastructure that will meet the needs of our residents by allowing them to remain in their community." – Jacques Laurin, Mayor of Val-des-Monts
- Through Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) and the Société d'habitation du Québec (SHQ), the governments of Canada and Quebec are providing more than $1.6 million for the construction of this housing project, under the Investment in Affordable Housing Agreement.
- The Municipality of Val-des-Monts is contributing nearly $1.1 million for the development of this project.
- More than $308,000 is being allocated to the organization through the SHQ's Renovation Québec program.
- The Fabrique of the parish of Saint-Louis-de-France provided over $280,000 to the organization as well as the land, with a value of $53 000, on which the building will be constructed.
- Villa St-Louis-de-France also received amounts totalling close to $200,000 from the Centre local de développement des Collines-de-l'Outaouais through various support programs.
- An amount of $47,500 will be granted by Transition énergétique Québec to ensure that the building will meet Novoclimat certification standards.
- 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 $379,000 over five years is assumed by the SHQ (90%) and the Municipality of Val-des-Monts (10%).
- Le Government of Quebec supports this project with complimentary financing through a loan of $2.7 million.
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; Isabelle Marier St-Onge, Press Secretary, Office of the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Quebec, 418-643-4210; 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]