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Celebrating new affordable housing in Newfoundland

CLARENVILLE, NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR, August 14, 2017 — An official groundbreaking was held today for a new affordable housing complex coming to 92-94 Moores Rd. in rural Newfoundland.

The Honourable Judy Foote, Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Member of Parliament for Bonavista-Burin-Trinity, 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 Colin Holloway, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Municipal Affairs and the Environment and MHA for Terra Nova, on behalf of the Honourable Lisa Dempster, Minister of Children, Seniors and Social Development and Minister Responsible for Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation, made the announcement today.

Once completed, the development will consist of 10 two-bedroom units designed to accommodate persons with complex needs.

Quick facts:

  • The federal and provincial governments will contribute $1.25 million to New Life Christian Centre Inc. the local non-profit who will lead the development of this project.
  • The projects will create 10 new units for individuals with complex needs and include some fully accessible units.

Quotes:

“The peace of mind that comes with having a secure and stable home is invaluable. This is why our Government is glad to be involved in the creation of these ten new units which will provide families and individuals with complex needs in Clarenville with affordable and quality housing while supporting the local economy.”
— The Honourable Judy Foote, Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Member of Parliament for Bonavista-Burin-Trinity 

“Safe, stable and affordable housing is fundamental to the social and economic well-being of individuals, families and communities throughout Newfoundland and Labrador. Investments in housing involve working together with community partners and all levels of government. I am proud of our successful partnerships and the ability to deliver stable housing, which not only provides positive change in people’s lives, but contributes to their overall well-being.”
— Honourable Lisa Dempster, Minister of Children, Seniors and Social Development and Minister Responsible for Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation

Associated links:

  • 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 operations. For more information, please call 1-800-668-2642, or follow us on Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn and Facebook.
  • Since 2004, the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador has invested $47.2 million to provide affordable housing for low-income individuals, seniors and families. For more information on Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation programs, visit: http://www.nlhc.nf.ca/programs/programs.html

Media contacts:

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

Krista Dalton
Media Relations Manager
Department of Children, Seniors and Social Development
709-729-3768, 685-6492
kristadalton@gov.nl.ca

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

Jenny Bowring
Manager of Corporate Communications
Newfoundland and Labrador
Housing Corporation
709-724-3055
jmbowring@nlhc.nl.ca

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