TRACADIE, NB, Aug. 13, 2018 /CNW/ - An official announcement was held today at Accueil Ste-Famille Inc. in Tracadie. Plans were shared to renovate an existing transition house for women and children and to begin construction on a new second-stage housing facility that will provide 6 new units to the area.
The announcement was made by Serge Cormier, Member of Parliament for Acadie-Bathurst on behalf of the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and Minister Responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation and by Serge Rouselle, MLA for Tracadie-Sheila on behalf of Minister Stephen Horsman, Minister of Families and Children
"Our Government is providing Canadians not only with safe, affordable housing, but is also working hard to strengthen our communities. These new investments are another example of our Government's commitment toward ensuring that survivors of domestic violence are able to enjoy a safe and stable environment."- Serge Cormier, MP for Acadie-Bathurst
"It's important to ensure women and children have a support system in place to help them through extremely difficult and stressful situations," said Tracadie-Sheila MLA Serge Rousselle. "These projects demonstrate how the provincial and federals governments are working together to help victims of family violence begin new chapters in their lives." - Serge Rousselle, MLA for Tracadie-Sheila
- Through the Investment in Affordable Housing Agreement signed by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) and the Province of New Brunswick, the governments of Canada and New Brunswick are providing more than $1.3 million in joint funding to renovate a transition house for women and children in the Tracadie region and to build a new second-stage housing facility.
- Accueil Ste-Famille Inc. is a non-profit organization that helps victims of family violence. It will receive $591,000 to renovate its existing transition house that houses 10 beds.
- The organization will also receive $240,000 for the construction of a new six-unit second stage housing facility along with $545,000 in rent supplements.
- Second-stage housing provides safe housing and community services that help women and their families become independent.
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SOURCE Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
For further information: Sources: Michael Brewster, Office of Minister Duclos, 613-220-5956, [email protected]; Information: Public Affairs, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, 514-283-3679; Anne Mooers, Province of New Brunswick Department of Social Development, 506-444-3494