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Habitat families in Corner Brook celebrate new homes

CORNER BROOK, NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR, October 13, 2017 — The Governments of Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador celebrated two new Habitat for Humanity homes for families in Corner Brook. The three-bedroom homes are the result of a $170,000 contribution through the 2014-2019 Investment in Affordable Housing (IAH) Agreement.

Gudie Hutchings, Member of Parliament for Long Range Mountains 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 Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, made the announcement today.

Quick facts:

  • By the end of 2017, the Federal and Provincial Governments will have contributed over $2 million in funding to Habitat Newfoundland and Labrador through IAH, and created 30 homes for people with low-to-moderate incomes throughout the province.
  • The home dedication ceremony took place in Corner Brook City Hall. Both families have been living in their new homes since this summer.


“Our Government is dedicated to working in partnership with organizations like Habitat to build the sort of safe, appropriate, affordable housing necessary for healthy, sustainable communities. The investments in these new homes will make a real difference in the lives of two families, a place they can proudly call their own.”
— Gudie Hutchings, Member of Parliament for Long Range Mountains

“For 23 years, Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation has been a proud Habitat for Humanity partner, providing access to safe and affordable housing to those in need. Today, we are very happy to join them in celebrating with two more families whose dream of homeownership has become a reality.”
— Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador

“We recognize that by working together with community partners, such as Habitat for Humanity, we can continue to increase affordable housing options, improve services and build stronger futures for families and communities. I am delighted that these families can now enjoy the pride of home ownership.”
— Lisa Dempster, Minister Responsible for Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation

“Today, we are acknowledging the active role these families have played in building strength, stability and security for their families. Habitat for Humanity’s Affordable Homeownership Program is made possible through the generosity of our volunteers and donors. Their time, energy and financial support has started two more families on the road to meaningful and lasting change for them and future generations.”
— Miranda Gosse, Board Chair, Habitat for Humanity Newfoundland and Labrador

“Habitat is amazing! It allowed me to really know what I can achieve, and has given me and my girls a place to call home, a place to build memories and a future. Thank you Habitat for this great opportunity.”
— The Bellows family

“Habitat is an amazing organization. It has provided our family with the opportunity to own our own home. For us, that is the world. We have stability, peace of mind and, most importantly, a place to raise our family. Thank you Habitat.”
— The Quehe family

Associated links:

  • 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 all levels of Canadian government, consumers and the housing industry. 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

Natalie Chavarie
Public Affairs Advisor
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation

Jenny Bowring
Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation



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