Governments of Canada and Ontario celebrate affordable housing in Brantford and Simcoe
BRANTFORD, ON, June 19, 2017 — The governments of Canada and Ontario held a groundbreaking ceremony for new affordable housing for seniors in Brantford today.
The Honourable Chris Ballard, Ontario’s Minister of Housing and Minister Responsible for the Poverty Reduction Strategy, made the announcement today with a representative from Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation. Chris Friel, Mayor of the City of Brantford, also participated in the announcement.
When completed, the new component of the John Noble Home multi-facility site will add 45units of affordable housing for seniors in Brantford. The development received more than $7.2 million in combined federal and provincial funding through the Investment in Affordable Housing agreement.
A number of other affordable housing developments in Brantford and Simcoe were also celebrated today including:
- Sixteen units of affordable housing for Indigenous individuals and families in the Hotinohsioni facility at 144 Henry Street in Brantford, which received over $2.3 million
- Four units of affordable housing in Brantford, including an accessible unit and a unit for survivors of domestic violence, which received $584,096
- Six units of affordable housing at Kent Park Community Homes, at 364 Queen Street North in Simcoe, which received $560,000
- Fourteen units of affordable housing at Sunfield Homes at 410 Queen Street South in Simcoe, which received nearly $1.3 million.
“Through investments in affordable housing, our Government is providing assistance to those who need it most here in Ontario and in all corners of the country. We are committed to making communities stronger through projects like these.”
— Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and Minister Responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
“We are investing in people in communities across Ontario and prioritizing the things that matter most to them. Few things matter more to someone than being able to keep a roof over their head. As a government, it’s our job to ensure everyone has an affordable place to call home.”
— Chris Ballard, Ontario’s Minister of Housing and Minister Responsible for the Poverty Reduction Strategy
“While the City of Brantford’s economy and housing market are strong, we know that there are a number of members of our community who require significant support. These new housing developments will help provide more options for affordable, stable and safe housing in Brantford. Along with our federal and provincial partners, we are committed to providing more opportunities to those who need it most to build a better life for themselves and their families.”
— City of Brantford Mayor Chris Friel
“We are very proud of our housing developments that provide desperately needed affordable housing in the City of Brantford and the County of Brant. We are not just building affordable housing, we are helping build stronger and healthier communities through affordable housing that is environmentally responsible, financially sustainable and neighbourhood beautifying.”
— Josephine Atanas, General Manager, Public Health, Safety and Social Services.
- Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (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 CMHC’s operations. For more information, please call 1-800-668-2642.
- Investing in affordable housing programs is part of Ontario’s plan to create jobs, grow the economy and help people in their everyday lives. Since 2003, the province has committed more than $5 billion in funding for affordable housing, which has helped support more than 22,000 new affordable rental housing units, more than 335,000 repairs and improvements to social and affordable housing units and rental and down payment assistance to more than 93,000 households in need. These investments complement the commitments made through Ontario’s recent Long-Term Affordable Housing Strategy update, and support the province’s goal of ending chronic homelessness by 2025. For more information on affordable housing in Ontario, visit ontario.ca/affordablehousing.
Office of Minister Duclos
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
Office of Minister Ballard
Ministry of Housing