TROIS-RIVIÈRES, QC, July 31, 2018 /CNW/ - Trifluvia was officially opened today in Trois-Rivières. The building features 27 affordable second-stage housing units for single-parent families and people in the process of returning to the job market or going back to school. The development of this project, which required investments of over $7 million, is an initiative of the Office municipal d'habitation de Trois-Rivières (OMHTR).
The announcement was made by the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities and Member of Parliament for Saint-Maurice−Champlain, on behalf of the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and Minister Responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation; Lise Thériault, Minister responsible for Consumer Protection and for Housing and Minister responsible for the Lanaudière region; Jean-Denis Girard, Vice-Chair of the Committee on Public Administration, Member of the Office of the National Assembly and Member for Trois-Rivières; and Ginette Bellemare, Deputy Mayor of Trois-Rivières.
Located near many services, the building comprises 3 one-bedroom and 24 two-bedroom units. Part of Trifluvia's ground floor houses the head office of the OMHTR, and tenants have access to a multipurpose room that is shared with the office's staff.
"Our government is investing in affordable housing here, in Trois-Rivières, and across Canada to help improve the quality of life of those most at-need. Trifluvia offers 27 affordable housing units to single-parent families in need. A safe, comfortable and secure home, this is a project that we can all be proud of. It is through collaboration among partners that this important project has become a reality. By working together, we can make an impact and improve the living conditions of citizens." — The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities and Member of Parliament for Saint-Maurice−Champlain
"I want to congratulate the Office municipal d'habitation de Trois-Rivières and its partners for their wonderful initiative. With this project, young mothers and fathers who have decided to go back to school or find stable employment can have access to affordable housing to help them achieve their goal. Through its financial support, the Government of Quebec is directly supporting citizens of Trois-Rivières who wish to take a new direction in life." — Lise Thériault, Minister responsible for Consumer Protection and for Housing and Minister responsible for the Lanaudière region
"I am very happy to be a part of the opening of this eagerly anticipated project. This is a wonderful initiative for the city of Trois-Rivières and for single-parent families. Such families will have access to affordable housing that will allow parents to better focus on returning to work or continuing their education. Congratulations to all those who had a hand in completing this project." — Jean-Denis Girard, Vice-Chair of the Committee on Public Administration, Member of the Office of the National Assembly and Member for Trois-Rivières
"The City of Trois-Rivières is proud of its participation in the Trifluvia project, which will enable the less fortunate to regain control of their future. I thank the governments in Ottawa and Quebec for their participation and I also want to salute the members of the Municipal Housing Office of Trois-Rivières for having managed this project masterfully. "— Ginette Bellemare, Deputy Mayor of Trois-Rivières
- Through Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) and the Société d'habitation du Québec (SHQ), the governments of Canada and Quebec provided more than $2 million for the construction of this housing project, under the Investment in Affordable Housing Agreement.
- The City of Trois-Rivières provided over $330,000 for the development of this project.
- Close to $465,000 in additional financial assistance over five years, assumed by the SHQ (90%) and the City of Trois-Rivières (10%), will enable all of the building's tenants to benefit from the Rent Supplement program, ensuring that they will not have to put more than 25% of their income toward housing.
- Trifluvia received additional financial assistance of nearly $391,000 through the SHQ's Rénovation Québec program.
- The Ministère du Développement durable, de l'Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques provided close to $347,000 to equip the building with a green roof and a parking lot that limits the heat island effect.
- An amount of over $75,000 was granted by Transition énergétique Québec to ensure that the building would meet Novoclimat certification standards.
- The Caisse Desjardins Laviolette in Trois-Rivières provided $54,000 for the development of this project.
- CMHC has been helping Canadians meet their housing needs for more than 70 years. 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 Canadian governments, consumers and the housing industry. Prudent risk management, strong corporate governance and transparency are cornerstones of its operations. For more information, please call 1-800-668-2642 or visit http://www.cmhc.ca/.
- The mission of the SHQ is to meet the housing needs of Quebec citizens by providing affordable and low-rental housing to households in need and offering a range of assistance programs to support the construction, renovation and adaptation of homes and access to homeownership. As a leader in housing, the SHQ fosters the development of partnerships with communities, collaboration among sector stakeholders and innovation. To find out more about its activities, visit http://www.habitation.gouv.qc.ca/english.html.
SOURCE Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
For further information: Sources: Michael Brewster, Office of Minister Duclos, 613-220-5956, [email protected]; Clémence Beaulieu Gendron, Press Secretary, Minister responsible for Consumer Protection and for Housing and Minister responsible for the Lanaudière region, 418-691-2030; Information: Public Affairs, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, 514-283-3679; Sylvain Fournier, Communications and Media Relations Advisor, Société d'habitation du Québec, 418-643-4035, ext. 1113, [email protected]