Every Canadian deserves a safe and affordable place to call home. That is whyon the heels of National Housing Day, Habitat Niagara is announcing affordable housing projects benefiting local families in our community. The funding is part of a $32.4 million partnership between CMHC and Habitat for Humanity Canada and is expected to create up to 414 new homes across the country.
On November 25, the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and Minister responsible for CMHC and Habitat for Humanity Canada President and CEO Julia Deans announced that to date, 50 projects featuring 178 affordable housing units have been built or are underway across Canada. This means that 178 families have, or will soon, realize their dream of homeownership.
“With the difficult year we’ve all had, it’s comforting to know we can close out 2020 with this exciting announcement, and make homeownership a reality for more families in Niagara,” says Mark Carl, Habitat Niagara CEO. “We are thrilled to have this partnership with CMHC that has already helped us to build a home in Niagara Falls, and look forward to working together to build more safe, decent and affordable homes for local families in the future.”
More than $17.5 million in federal government funding has been invested so far, and more projects are in the works as the $32.4 million partnership between CMHC and Habitat for Humanity Canada is expected to create up to 414 new homes across the country. Habitat for Humanity homes will be energy-efficient and one in every five homes will be built to meet accessibility standards. Contributions from CMHC, provincial and municipal governments and hundreds of donors and volunteers enable Habitat for Humanity Canada to serve vulnerable populations including single mothers and their children, Indigenous peoples, recent immigrants, persons with disabilities, seniors and veterans.
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