New Rental Housing Officially Opens in Weyburn
WEYBURN, SASKATCHEWAN, February 19, 2016 — The Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan, along with the City of Weyburn and C. Anderson Holdings Ltd., today celebrated the official opening of eight rental units of the South Pointe rental project in Weyburn.
The Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister ofPublic 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 Dustin Duncan, Minister of Health and Member of the Legislative Assembly for Weyburn-Big Muddy, on behalf of the Honourable Donna Harpauer, Minister of Social Services and Minister Responsible for Saskatchewan Housing Corporation, and Her Worship Deb Button, Mayor of the City of Weyburn, made the announcement today.
- Located at #4 and #8 – 8th Avenue South, South Pointe is an eight--unit housing development with four of the units subsidized for moderate-income renters. Each of the apartments has two bedrooms and is approximately 1,000 square feet (92.9 square meters).
- The federal and provincial governments, through Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) and Saskatchewan Housing Corporation (SHC), are jointly contributing approximately $160,000 under the Canada-Saskatchewan Investment in Affordable Housing (2014-2019) Agreement Capital Rent Subsidy program.
- The Government of Saskatchewan, through Saskatchewan Housing Corporation, is also providing $40,000 under the Rental Construction Incentive to match the $40,000 contribution from the City of Weyburn for the eight-unit project. The funding balance is being provided C. Anderson Holdings Ltd. in the form of cash, land equity and financing.
“I want to congratulate everyone involved in the South Pointe housing development, along with the funding partners – CMHC and the Province of Saskatchewan – who have helped to bring more affordable rental housing to Weyburn. 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 proud to support this project, which will provide more Saskatchewan people with a home in which to build their dreams for the future. Partnerships are important to help bring projects like this forward, and to keep Saskatchewan strong. We sincerely thank everyone involved with this project, and will continue to work with our partners to create more housing opportunities in Weyburn and in other Saskatchewan communities.”— The Honourable Dustin Duncan, Minister of Health and Member of the Legislative Assembly for Weyburn-Big Muddy,on behalf of the Honourable Donna Harpauer, Minister of Social Services and Minister Responsible for Saskatchewan Housing Corporation.
“I would like to thank the provincial government for their investment in this project. As Weyburn continues to grow, it is important that our city be able to offer a wide range of housing options. South Pointe is an important addition to our efforts to make Weyburn a welcoming place for new families to live, work and play.” — Her Worship Debra Button, Mayor, City of Weyburn.
“We are pleased to have the opportunity to give back to our community and help the hardworking citizens of Weyburn. We would like to thank CMHC, SHC, and the City of Weyburn for making this project a reality. Without their support and vision, a project of this magnitude would not be possible. We look forward to continued success and partnership in the City of Weyburn.” — Reed Anderson, Manager, C. Anderson Holdings Inc.
- Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation has been Canada's authority on housing for over 70 years. To find out more about how the Government of Canada and CMHC help Canadians meet their housing needs, visit www.cmhc.ca or 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.
Public Affairs Advisor, CMHC
Saskatchewan Ministry of Social Services