Minister Warr Recognizes National Housing Day
November 20, 2020
The following is being distributed at the request of Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation:
The Honourable Brian Warr, Minister of Children, Seniors and Social Development and Minister Responsible for the Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation (NLHC), is recognizing November 22 as National Housing Day.
Each year, National Housing Day acknowledges the important work and commitment of housing partners across Canada to improve access to housing. COVID-19 has significantly impacted our vulnerable populations, highlighting more than ever, the importance of access to safe, stable and affordable housing.
In 2019, the Governments of Newfoundland and Labrador and Canada signed a nine- year agreement that will provide $270 million in funding to preserve, renew and expand social and community housing in the province and bring new housing solutions to many people in core housing need.
The first of NLHC’s three-year Action Plans required under this agreement was released in March 2020. This plan outlines actions and targets designed to meet outcomes of the National Housing Strategy and address housing and homelessness needs throughout the Province.
“Access to safe, stable and affordable housing is critical in enhancing individual health and well-being, as well as building healthier more inclusive communities. We will continue to collaboratively work with all levels of government, our Indigenous partners and all community partners to improve access to affordable housing and address homelessness throughout Newfoundland and Labrador.”
Honourable Brian Warr
Minister of Children, Seniors and Social Development and
Minister Responsible for Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation
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