KINGSTON, ON— More families, seniors and people living with mental illness and addictions will now have a place to call home in Kingston and the Thousand Islands region. The federal and provincial governments are investing over $9 million to create 78 affordable housing units.
Mark Gerretsen, Member of Parliament for Kingston and the Islands, 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 Sophie Kiwala, Member of Provincial Parliament for Kingston and the Islands on behalf of the Honourable Peter Milczyn, Ontario’s Minister of Housing and Minister Responsible for the Poverty Reduction Strategy, made the announcement today. Bryan Paterson, Mayor of the City of Kingston also participated.
The announcement took place at an official announcement for Addiction and Mental Health Services’ 35 Lyons Street location, which will include 23 affordable housing units.
Other affordable housing developments in Kingston, Brockville, Gananoque and Lansdowne were celebrated at the event.
- 35 Lyons Street will be built next door to another Addiction & Mental Health Services – Kingston Frontenac Lennox & Addington building for people living with addiction and mental health challenges. The location at 31 Lyons Street opened in 2011 and contains 46 units.
- The governments of Canada and Ontario jointly contributed over $2.7 million to 35 Lyons Street through the Investment in Affordable Housing (IAH) agreement.