PORTERS LAKE, NS, Jan. 24, 2019 /CNW/ - The governments of Canada and Nova Scotia have partnered to give older Nova Scotians living on low incomes a safe and affordable place to call home on the Eastern Shore.
Today, Darrell Samson, Member of Parliament for Sackville-Preston-Chezzetcook, on behalf of the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, alongside Kevin Murphy, MLA for the Eastern Shore, on behalf of Kelly Regan, Minister responsible for Housing Nova Scotia, announced that both the provincial and federal levels of government are jointly investing more than $650 000 into affordable housing in Porters Lake.
LMLT Investments Limited is building two 3-unit rowhouses and one 7-unit rowhouse which will provide a total of 13 one-bedroom plus den affordable units in Porters Lake. Every new unit will support aging-in-place to help older Nova Scotians stay in their homes longer.
"Every Canadian should be able to retire in dignity. This is why we are taking action to support seniors including restoring the retirement age from 67 to 65, increasing GIS and OAS. Our Government is dedicated to helping those in need, which is why we have invested in this project in Porters Lake. These new 13 units are more than just safe and affordable places to live, they are key to a better life for the residents who will call them home." – Darrell Samson, Member of Parliament for Sackville-Preston-Chezzetcook
"We're always working to help older Nova Scotians and others find safe and affordable homes. These units will provide safe, affordable homes for many seniors, and potentially make a real, positive difference in their lives. These homes are a great addition to the community of Porters Lake." – Kevin Murphy, Member of the Legislative Assembly for the Eastern Shore
- All bathrooms will have raised toilets, wall-mounted grab bars, drawered storage, and low-threshold showers with seats and handheld showerheads. The lower kitchen cabinets will also provide roll-out drawer storage.
- All units are anticipated to be ready for occupancy this spring.
- The Government of Canada is currently rolling out its National Housing Strategy (NHS), an ambitious 10-year, $40 billion plan that will create 100,000 new housing units and lift 530,000 families out of housing need, as well as repair and renew more than 300,000 housing units and reduce chronic homelessness by 50 per cent.
- The NHS is built on strong partnerships between federal, provincial and territorial governments, and on continuous engagement with others, including municipalities, Indigenous governments and organizations, and the social and private sectors to make a meaningful difference in the lives of Canadians.
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To find out more about the National Housing Strategy, visit www.placetocallhome.ca.
Supporting access to appropriate and affordable housing is one of the actions outlined in Shift: Nova Scotia's Action Plan for an Aging Population, which focuses on supporting older adults and their contributions to our province. For more information on Shift, visit novascotia.ca/shift.
SOURCE Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation