Governments of Canada and New Brunswick announce new housing options for victims of domestic violence
FREDERICTON, NEW BRUNSWICK, October 12, 2017 — The governments of Canada and New Brunswick announced the funding of new second stage housing units at an event in Fredericton today. Liberty Lane Inc. received $600,000 in funding for the construction and renovation of 10-units of second stage housing for women and children fleeing domestic violence.
Matt DeCourcey, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Member of Parliament for Fredericton, 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 Stephen Horsman, Minister of Families and Children, made the announcement today.
- In addition to the $600,000 in federal and provincial funding, the project will receive more than $900,000 in Rent Supplement Funding over 20 years.
- The 10-units were completed in July 2017 and officially opened today.
- Liberty Lane Inc. provides services to women and children who are victims of domestic violence.
- Second stage housing is defined as longer term, individual housing. The self-contained units will fill a need for second stage housing in the community. The new units target women who are victims of domestic violence. Liberty Lane Inc. will provide outreach and support services to women and children.
“The peace of mind that comes with having a secure and stable home is invaluable. These units are another example of our Government’s commitment toward ensuring that survivor of domestic violence are able to enjoy a safe and stable environment”
— Matt DeCourcy, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Member of Parliament for Fredericton
“Domestic violence is a problem that has an enormous impact on those it affects. Liberty Lane is a prime example of the importance of providing those escaping a domestic violence situation with a safe place to turn and resources to get help, and I’m proud to be standing here today as it officially opens its doors.”
— Stephen Horsman, Minister of Families and Children
- 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.
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