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Preserving social housing in Mulgrave Park

HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA, March 28, 2017 — Residents in Mulgrave Park will soon benefit from a $5 million capital improvement investment from the governments of Canada and Nova Scotia to preserve social housing in Mulgrave Park. The project will include exterior building repairs, buried services upgrades, and the restoration of retaining walls.

Andy Fillmore, Member of Parliament for Halifax, 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 Joachim Stroink, MLA for Halifax Chebucto on behalf of the Honourable Joanne Bernard, Minister of Community Services and Minister responsible for Housing Nova Scotia, made the announcement today.

Quick facts:

  • The revitalization project at Mulgrave Park incudes repairs and upgrades to high-rise exteriors, the renewal of buried heating pipes to reduce costly emergency repairs, and safety and environmental risk management work including the restoration of the high-risk retaining walls.
  • The federal government has invested more than $18 million in Nova Scotia to help address the increasing demand for repairs as social housing units’ age, and to improve efficiency and reduce energy and water use.
  • Construction is expected to begin in late July 2017, and end in the spring of 2019.
  • The Mulgrave Park area is made up of over 300 residential units.

Quotes:

“Our Government’s investment will help to preserve Mulgrave Park, one Halifax’ most significant affordable housing developments. Mulgrave Park is not just an affordable housing development that puts a roof over several families in need – it is also home to many families that are part of a vibrant and close knit community. Our government's investment in Mulgrave Park will help keep a strong sense of community alive by giving residents access to a safe, affordable place to call home.”
— Andy Fillmore, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Democratic Institutions and Member of Parliament for Halifax

“We’re pleased to work with our federal partner to make these capital improvements to Mulgrave Park and other provincially-owned properties across Nova Scotia. Mulgrave Park is a vibrant community and its residents will benefit from these necessary upgrades and repairs.”
— Joachim Stroink, MLA for Halifax

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  • 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 or follow us on Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn and Facebook.

Media contacts:

Émilie Gauduchon
Press Secretary
Office of Minister Duclos
819-654-5546
Emilie.Gauduchon@hrsdc-rhdcc.gc.ca

Natalie Chavarie
Public Affairs Advisor
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
902-426-4262
nchavari@cmhc-schl.gc.ca

Heather Fairbairn
Media Relations Advisor
Nova Scotia Department of Community Services
902-717-2151
Heather.Fairbairn@novascotia.ca

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