Ontario communities get $173 million boost for affordable housing



    LONDON, ON, Aug. 9 /CNW/ - Canada's New Government and the Government of
Ontario today announced more than $173 million in funding to create more than
2,700 new affordable housing units in 41 towns and cities across Ontario under
the Canada-Ontario Affordable Housing Program Agreement.
    The announcement was made by the Honourable Monte Solberg, Minister of
Human Resources and Social Development Canada, and the Honourable John
Gerretsen, Ontario's Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing.
    "Canada's New Government is working to give Canadians access to safe and
affordable housing," said Minister Solberg. "We are pleased to work with our
partners in both the public and private sector to help individuals, seniors,
and families in Ontario who are working towards building a better and stronger
future."
    "The McGuinty government is proud that we're making significant progress
in building new affordable housing across the province," said Minister
Gerretsen. "Providing affordable housing for Ontario's most vulnerable
families is an important part of our plan for building stronger communities."
    Today's announcement was made at the London Innercity Faith Team (LIFT)
King Street Project, a future affordable housing apartment complex in London.
The $3.25 million project, which includes $1.93 million from the
Canada-Ontario Affordable Housing Program, will result in 30 apartment units
for low-income single people, including people with disabilities. With today's
announcement, the City of London will receive an additional $12 million in
funding under the Canada-Ontario Affordable Housing Program.
    "This funding is very important to all Londoners, as we continue to
combat homelessness in our community and beyond," says London Mayor Anne Marie
DeCicco-Best. "We know there is a critical need for more affordable housing,
not just here in London, but right across the country. And, this renewed
commitment to the Canada-Ontario Affordable Housing Program is a pivotal step
toward realizing a national solution."
    "LIFT is pleased that its partnership with member churches, individuals,
corporations and with all levels of government will create this permanently
affordable housing needed for our low income residents," said Vic Morris,
Chair of LIFT Council.
    The new Canada-Ontario Affordable Housing Agreement includes a commitment
of $301 million from each of the two levels of government. The agreement
brings the total amount invested in affordable housing in Ontario by federal,
provincial and municipal governments to at least $734 million over the life of
the program. This will mean assistance to some 20,000 households under the
Affordable Housing Agreement.
    The attached backgrounder provides details of all the projects funded
under this announcement.
    Disponible en français

    
    For more information visit: http://www.cmhc.ca
                                http://www.mah.gov.on.ca
                                http://www.london.ca


                                 Backgrounder
             Canada-Ontario Affordable Housing Program Projects

    Brantford
    ---------

    -   $550,000 for an 11-unit project at 163 Market Street in Brantford.
        The project is sponsored by Meadows Court Properties, and the units
        will be occupied by low-income families and individuals, including
        people with disabilities.

    -   $750,000 for a 15-unit project at 178 Market Street in Brantford. The
        project is sponsored by Freedom House, and the units will be occupied
        by low-income families and individuals, including people with
        disabilities.

    -   $2.4 million for a 78-unit project at Sherwood Avenue in Brantford.
        The project is sponsored by Sherwood Apartments Inc., and the units
        will be occupied by low-income individuals, including people with
        disabilities.

    -   $420,000 for a six-unit project at 5 and 7 Walnut Street in
        Brantford. The project is sponsored by Brant Native Housing, and the
        units will be occupied by low-income families.

    -   $1.4 million for a 24-unit project at 130 West River Street in Paris.
        The project is sponsored by Meadows Court Properties, and the units
        will be occupied by low-income families and individuals, including
        people with disabilities.

    Bruce County
    ------------

    -   $420,000 for a six-unit project at 294 Berford Street in Wiarton. The
        project is sponsored by the Bruce Peninsula Association for Community
        Living, and the units will be occupied by low-income individuals with
        disabilities.

    -   $600,000 for a 12-unit project on Tomlinson Drive in Port Elgin. The
        project is sponsored by 1691085 Ontario Inc., and the units will be
        occupied by low-income families and individuals, including persons
        with disabilities.

    -   $420,000 for a six-unit project on Charles Street in Wiarton.
        Sponsored by A Place for Miracles, the units will be occupied by low-
        income families and individuals.

    -   $240,000 for a four-unit project in Kincardine that will be occupied
        by low-income families and individuals.

    -   $240,000 for a four-unit project in Port Elgin that will be occupied
        by low-income families and individuals.

    -   $180,000 for a three-unit project in Wiarton that will be occupied by
        low-income families and individuals.

    Chatham-Kent
    ------------

    -   $840,000 for a 12-unit project at 59 Adelaide Street South in
        Chatham. The project is sponsored by Remmcor Ltd., and the units will
        be occupied by low-income families and individuals, including people
        with disabilities.

    -   $240,000 for a four-unit project at Victoria Avenue in Chatham for
        low-income families.

    District of Algoma
    ------------------

    -   $700,000 for a 10-unit project at 141 Church Street in Echo Bay. The
        project is sponsored by Algoma District Services Administration
        Board, and the units will be occupied by low-income seniors.

    Grey County
    -----------

    -   $2.17 million for a 37-unit project in Owen Sound. The project is
        sponsored by the Owen Sound Municipal Non-Profit Housing Corporation,
        and the units will be occupied by low-income families and
        individuals, including people with disabilities.

    Hamilton
    --------

    -   $10.5 million for a 156-unit project at 398 King Street West in
        Hamilton. The project is sponsored by Good Shepherd Non Profit Homes
        Inc., and the units will be occupied by low-income individuals,
        including people with disabilities.

    Huron County
    ------------

    -   $348,000 for a six-unit project on Albert Street in Clinton. The
        project is sponsored by Leasenet Holdings Ltd., and the units will be
        occupied by low-income individuals, including people with
        disabilities.

    -   $141,000 for a three-unit project at 18 Waterloo Street in Goderich.
        The project is sponsored by Bruce and Dana Gibbings, and the units
        will be occupied by low-income individuals, including people with
        disabilities.

    -   $1.05 million for a 15-unit project at 45 Nelson Street in Goderich.
        The project is sponsored by the Goderich Bethel Pentecostal Church
        and Goderich Salvation Army, and the units will be occupied by low-
        income individuals, including people with disabilities.

    Kingston
    --------

    -   $1.68 million for a 24-unit project at 41 Joseph Street in Kingston.
        The project is sponsored by Kingston Home Base Non-Profit Housing
        Inc., and the units will be occupied by low-income families.

    Lambton County
    --------------

    -   $1.1 million for a 16-unit project at 700 Cathcart Boulevard and
        $130,000 for a two-unit project on Kathleen Avenue in Sarnia. The
        projects are sponsored by the County of Lambton, and the units will
        be occupied by low-income families and individuals, including
        seniors.

    -   $525,000 for a seven-unit project at 4189 Petrolia Line in Petrolia.
        The project is sponsored by Lambton County Development Services, and
        the units will be occupied by low-income individuals with
        disabilities.

    -   $816,000 for a 12-unit project at 320 Christina Street South in
        Sarnia. The project is sponsored by Raylar Construction Ltd., and the
        units will be occupied low-income individuals with disabilities.

    London
    ------

    -   $420,000 for a six-unit project at 1554 Allen Place and $420,000 for
        a six-unit project at 1555 Allen Place in London. These projects are
        sponsored by the Nelms Group, and the units will be occupied by low-
        income individuals with disabilities.

    -   $2.55 million for a 34-unit project at 859-869 Adelaide Street North
        in London. The project is sponsored by Adelaide North Developments
        Inc., and the units will be occupied by low-income families.

    -   $1.9 million for a 30-unit project at 446 King Street in London. The
        LIFT King Street project is sponsored by the Council of LIFT Non-
        Profit Housing Corporation, and the units will be occupied by low-
        income individuals, including people with disabilities.

    -   $3.64 million for a 52-unit project at 570 Nelson Street in London.
        The Nelson Place Affordable Housing project is sponsored by Homes
        Unlimited Inc., and the units will be occupied by low-income families
        and individuals, including people with disabilities.

    -   $1.82 million for a 26-unit project at 1461 Huron Street in London.
        The project is sponsored by Twin Pines Village Co-op Inc., and the
        units will be occupied by low-income individuals.

    -   $1.4 million for a 20-unit project on Hamilton Street in Komoka. The
        project is sponsored by Lobo Township Non-Profit Apartment
        Corporation, and the units will be occupied by low-income seniors.

    Niagara Region
    --------------

    -   $1.4 million for a 20-unit project sponsored by Keefer Developments
        Ltd. The units will be occupied by seniors.

    -   $1.47 million for a 21-unit project at 21 King Street in
        St. Catharines. The project is sponsored by 21 King Inc., and will be
        occupied by low-income families and individuals, including people
        with disabilities.

    -   $1.6 million for a 23 unit project at 290 Oakdale Avenue in
        St. Catharines. The project is sponsored by 2077626 Ontario Ltd., and
        the units will be occupied by low-income families and individuals,
        including people with disabilities.
    -   $2.8 million for a 40-unit project at 3009 Valley Way in Niagara
        Falls. The project is sponsored by the Bethlehem Not for Profit
        Housing Projects in Niagara, and the units will be occupied by low-
        income families and individuals.

    -   $205,800 for a three-unit project at 100 Ormond Street in Thorold.
        The project is sponsored by Capital Pines Development Inc., and the
        units will be occupied by low-income individuals.

    -   $1.05 million for a 15-unit project at 755 Fielden Avenue in Port
        Colborne. The project is sponsored by Community Living Port Colborne
        Wainfleet, and the units will be occupied by low-income individuals,
        including people with disabilities

    -   $1.4 million for a 14-unit project at 54 Oakdale Avenue in
        St. Catharines. The project is sponsored by Oakdale Landing Inc., and
        the units will be occupied by low-income individuals.

    -   $1.4 million for a 20-unit project at 321 Geneva Street in
        St. Catharines. The project is sponsored by Senior Citizens Apartment
        Ltd., and the units will be occupied by seniors.

    -   $630,000 for a nine-unit project at 160 Ontario Street in
        St. Catharines. The project is sponsored by St. Catharines Mainstream
        Non Profit Housing Project and Gateway Residential and Community
        Support Services, and the units will be occupied by low-income
        individuals, including people with disabilities.

    Norfolk County
    --------------

    -   $700,000 for a 10-unit project at 10-12 Norfolk Street and $80,000
        for a 5-unit project at 18 Norfolk Street in Simcoe. The project is
        sponsored by Haskett Holdings Inc., and the units will be occupied by
        low-income families and individuals, including people with
        disabilities.

    -   $240,000 for a six-unit project at 110 Market Street in Port Dover.
        The project is sponsored by Port Dover Apartments Inc., and the units
        will be occupied by low-income individuals.

    -   $210,000 for a six-unit project at 8-14 Alice Street in Waterford.
        The project is sponsored by Alice Street Apartments Inc., and the
        units will be occupied by low-income individuals.

    Ottawa
    ------

    -   $7 million for a 195-unit project at 424 Metcalfe Street in Ottawa.
        The project is sponsored by Centretown Citizens Ottawa Corporation,
        and the units will be occupied by low-income individuals.

    Oxford County
    -------------

    -   $2.1 million for a 30-unit project at 62 Mill Street in Woodstock.
        The project is sponsored by G.K. York Management Services, and the
        units will be occupied by low-income families and individuals.

    -   $600,000 for a 12-unit project at Queen and Bridge Street in
        Tillsonburg. The project is sponsored by the Town of Tillsonburg Non-
        Profit Housing Corporation, and the units will be occupied by
        seniors.

    -   $1.68 million for a 28-unit project at 769 Juliana Drive in
        Woodstock. The project is sponsored by the Salvation Army Community
        Church and Anchorage Homes, Services and Initiatives Inc., and the
        units will be occupied by low-income families and individuals.

    -   $1 million for a 27-unit project in Woodstock. The project is
        sponsored by Homestead Christian Care Inc., and the units will be
        occupied by low-income families and individuals.

    Peel Region
    -----------

    -   $1.25 million for a 25-unit project at 20 Walker Road East in
        Caledon. The project is sponsored by the Peel Housing Corporation,
        and the units will be occupied by seniors.

    Peterborough
    ------------

    -   $3.5 million for a 48-unit project at 443 Reid Street in
        Peterborough. The project is sponsored by TVM Schoolhouse Inc., and
        the units will be occupied by low-income families and individuals,
        including people with disabilities.

    -   $770,000 for an 11-unit project at 212 Brock Street in Peterborough.
        This project is sponsored by TVM Tower Residences Inc., and the units
        will be occupied by low-income individuals, including people with
        disabilities.

    -   $1.12 million for a 16-unit project at 49 Argyle Street in
        Peterborough. The project is sponsored by the Moloney Property
        Development Corporation, and the units will be occupied by low-income
        families, including people with disabilities.

    -   $2.1 million for a 30-unit project at 136 Anson Street in
        Peterborough. The project is sponsored by the Peterborough Housing
        Corporation, and the units will be occupied by low-income families
        and individuals, including people with disabilities.

    -   $3.5 million for a 50-unit project at 41 Concession Street in
        Peterborough. The project is sponsored by the Peterborough Housing
        Corporation, and the units will be occupied by low-income individuals
        and seniors, including people with disabilities.

    -   $280,000 for a four-unit project at 220 Edinburgh Street in
        Peterborough. The project is sponsored by the Peterborough Community
        Housing Development Corporation, and the units will be occupied by
        low-income individuals and families.

    Simcoe County
    -------------

    -   $2.94 million for a 42-unit project on Bayfield Street in Barrie. The
        project is sponsored by Assisi Offering Corporation, and the units
        will be occupied by low-income families and individuals, including
        people with disabilities.

    -   $1.4 million for a 20-unit project on 74 High Street in Barrie. The
        project is sponsored by 873815 Ontario Ltd., and the units will be
        occupied by low-income families, individuals and seniors, including
        people with disabilities.

    -   $1.26 million for an 18-unit project on 80 Simcoe Street in
        Collingwood. The project is sponsored by the Town of Collingwood, and
        the units will be occupied by low-income families and individuals,
        including people with disabilities.

    -   $560,000 for an eight-unit project on 99 Westmount Street in Orillia.
        The project is sponsored by A.M.K. Construction Ltd., and the units
        will be occupied by low-income families and individuals, including
        seniors and people with disabilities.

    -   $1.89 million for a 27-unit project on 86 Cedar Street in Orillia.
        The project is sponsored by Hillcrest Lodge Corporation, and the
        units will be occupied by low-income families and individuals,
        including seniors and people with disabilities.

    -   $2.8 million for a 40-unit project at Edward and Dunlop Streets in
        Penetanguishene. The project is sponsored by the County of Simcoe,
        and the units will be occupied by low-income seniors.

    St. Thomas
    ----------

    -   $2.1 million for a 30-unit project at 2 County Road in Dutton. The
        Caledonia Two Affordable Housing project is sponsored by Dutton and
        District Lions Non-Profit Housing Inc., and the units will be
        occupied by seniors.

    -   $1.17 million for a 16-unit project at 153 Main Street in West Lorne.
        The Heritage House Affordable Housing project is sponsored by the
        West Lorne Heritage Homes Not for Profit Corporation, and the units
        will be occupied by low-income individuals, including seniors and
        people with disabilities.

    -   $1.5 million for a 23-unit project at 25 Scott Street in St. Thomas.
        Sponsored by Novi Construction Limited, the units will be occupied by
        low-income families and individuals, including people with
        disabilities.

    -   $828,000 for a 12-unit project at 78 Steele Street in St. Thomas. The
        project is sponsored by Walter Ostojic & Sons, and the units will be
        occupied by low-income families and individuals, including people
        with disabilities.

    Stratford
    ---------

    -   $1.05 million for a 30-unit project at Forman Avenue in Stratford.
        The project is sponsored by King Street Holdings Inc., and the units
        will be occupied by low-income individuals, including people with
        disabilities.

    Toronto
    -------

    -   $4 million for an 87-unit project at 40 Oak Street in Toronto. The
        project is sponsored by Christian Resource Centre, and the units will
        be occupied by low-income families.

    -   $4.2 million for a 60-unit project at 244 Church Street in Toronto.
        The project is sponsored by Nishnawbe Homes Inc., and the units will
        be occupied by low-income aboriginal persons.

    -   $5.74 million for an 82-unit project at 200 Madison Avenue in
        Toronto. The project is sponsored by St. Claire Multifaith Housing
        Society, and the units will be occupied by low-income individuals,
        including people with disabilities.

    -   $10.64 million for a 152-unit project at 550 Birchmount Road in
        Toronto. The project is sponsored by 550 Birchmount Ltd., and the
        units will be occupied by low-income families and seniors.

    -   $3.08 million for a 44-unit project at 270 Donlands Avenue in
        Toronto. The project is sponsored by Woodgreen Community Housing
        Inc., and the units will be occupied by low-income individuals.

    -   $2.03 million for a 29-unit project at 194 Dowling Avenue in Toronto.
        The project is sponsored by the Parkdale Activity Recreation Centre,
        and the units will be occupied by low-income individuals, including
        people with disabilities.

    -   $2.17 million for a 31-unit project at 201-203 Vaughn Road in
        Toronto. The project is sponsored by Mahogany Management, and the
        units will be occupied by low-income individuals, including seniors.

    -   $1.4 million for a 20-unit project at 1120 Ossington Avenue in
        Toronto. The project is sponsored by the St. Clair West Affordable
        Housing (Ossington) Group Incorporated, and the units will be
        occupied by low-income individuals and families, including people
        with disabilities.

    -   $13.3 million for a 190-unit project at 48 Abell Street in Toronto.
        The project is sponsored by the St. Clair Multifaith Housing Society,
        and the units will be occupied by low-income individuals and
        families, including people with disabilities.

    -   $9.8 million for a 140-unit project at 501 Adelaide Street East in
        Toronto. The project is sponsored by Toronto Community Housing
        Corporation, and the units will be occupied by low-income families.

    -   $4.2 million for a 60-unit project at 88-90 Carlton Street in
        Toronto. The project is sponsored by Toronto Community Housing
        Corporation, and the units will be occupied by low-income families
        and individuals, including people with disabilities.

    -   $4.13 million for a 59-unit project at 2335-7 St. Clair Avenue West
        in Toronto. The project is sponsored by West Toronto Support Services
        for Senior Citizens and the Disabled Inc., and the units will be
        occupied by low-income seniors.

    -   $1.12 million for a 16-unit project at 1187 Queen Street East in
        Toronto. The project is sponsored by Mainstay Housing, and the units
        will be occupied by low-income individuals.

    Waterloo Region
    ---------------

    -   $4.62 million for a 66-unit project at 26 Ainslie Street in
        Cambridge. The project is sponsored by Citymedia Group Inc., and the
        units will be occupied by low-income individuals.

    -   $700,000 for a 10-unit project at 634 Erb West in Waterloo. The
        project is sponsored by the Needlewood Glen Housing Co-operative, and
        the units will be occupied by low-income individuals.

    Wellington County
    -----------------

    -   $700,000 for a 10-unit project at 125 Cole Road in Guelph. The
        project is sponsored by Cole Road Co-operative Community Inc., and
        the units will be occupied by low-income individuals.

    York Region
    -----------

    -   $5.95 million for an 85-unit project at Major Mackenzie Drive and
        Keele Street in Vaughan. The Vaughan Civic Centre Housing Development
        is sponsored by Housing York Inc., and the units will be occupied by
        seniors.
    




For further information:

For further information: Media Inquiries: Pema Lhalungpa, Office of
Minister Solberg, (819) 994-2428; Arlene Etchen, Canada Mortgage and Housing
Corporation, (416) 250-2750; Patti Munce, Office of Minister Gerretsen, (416)
585-6333; Louise Stevens, City of London, (519) 661-2500 x5727

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