Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan Announce New Affordable Housing in Saskatoon
SASKATOON, SASKATCHEWAN, January 26, 2016 — The Government of Canada and the Province of Saskatchewan, along with the City of Saskatoon and the Saskatoon Housing Coalition, officially announced a new rental housing project in Saskatoon. The project consists of 20 studio style units for at-risk individuals who are unable to find or maintain secure housing without support services.
The Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, on behalf of the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and Minister Responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), along with the Honourable Jennifer Campeau, Minister of Central Services and Member of the Legislative Assembly for Saskatoon Fairview, on behalf of the Honourable Donna Harpauer, Minister of Social Services and Minister Responsible for the Saskatchewan Housing Corporation, and His Worship Donald Atchison, Mayor of the City of Saskatoon, made the announcement today.
- This project, Camponi Transitional II, is under construction and will house 20 Saskatoon Housing Coalition clients with complex behaviours, (including mental illness and addiction issues). These individuals will benefit from the Coalition’s intensive supports until they are able to live independently.
- Located at 323 Camponi Place in Saskatoon, the project is owned by the Saskatoon Housing Coalition, which has provided supportive housing to individuals with complex behaviours since 1983.
- The federal and provincial governments, through Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) and Saskatchewan Housing Corporation (SHC), are jointly contributing $1.9 million through the Canada-Saskatchewan Investment in Affordable Housing (2014-2019) Agreement.
- In addition, the City of Saskatoon is providing $277,000 to support the project.
“Congratulations to everyone involved in the development of Camponi Transitional II. In the coming weeks and months, we look forward to working with Canadians, housing stakeholders and our partners in provinces, territories and municipalities as we restore a constructive role for the federal government in supporting affordable housing.”
— Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, on behalf of the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and Minister Responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
“Our Government is pleased to support the construction of this project, which will provide 20 units of affordable housing to people with complex needs in Saskatoon. We are proud to help provide safe and secure homes to help Camponi residents embark on a promising future.”
— Honourable Jennifer Campeau, Minister of Central Services and Member of the Legislative Assembly for Saskatoon Fairview, on behalf of the Honourable Donna Harpauer, Minister of Social Services and Minister Responsible for Saskatchewan Housing Corporation
”Safe and secure housing is key to a strong and vibrant community. This 20-unit complex will provide the foundation upon which these individuals can build a successful life in our community. We are proud to partner with the provincial and federal governments to ensure that everyone in Saskatoon has hope and opportunity.”
— Donald Atchison, Mayor of the City of Saskatoon
“The Board of Directors and staff are very appreciative of the funding support from all levels of government to construct this new apartment building to provide supportive housing services to 20 individuals from our waiting list. Our model of service to house individuals in an affordable, independent housing unit, who will be supported by a Community Mental Health Worker and other skill development programs, stabilizes the individuals and enables them to maintain a wellness recovery plan.”
— Jo-Ann Coleman Pidskalny, Executive Director, Saskatoon Housing Coalition, Inc.
- Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation has been Canada's authority on housing for 70 years. To find out more about how the Government of Canada and CMHC help Canadians meet their housing needs, call 1-800-668-2642.
- In October 2012, the Government of Saskatchewan released the Saskatchewan Plan for Growth: Vision 2020 and Beyond, which sets out the Government’s vision for a province of 1.2 million people by 2020. The Plan identifies principles, goals and actions to ensure Saskatchewan is capturing the opportunities and meeting the challenges of a growing province. Since 2007, the Government of Saskatchewan has invested over $700 million to develop and repair more than 14,600 homes around the province.
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