The governments of Canada and Quebec and the City of Montréal are pleased to highlight a significant step forward in Chez Doris’s project to build a rooming house for women in difficulty. The City of Montréal’s Executive Committee effectively approved an agreement with this non-profit organization and granted it financial support of $7 million for the acquisition and conversion of two connected buildings located in the borough of Ville-Marie.
The project, whose cost to complete is estimated at $10.5 million, will provide a 19-room safe living environment for vulnerable women who have experienced, or are at risk of, homelessness. Their stay will range from three months to two years, which will allow them to take back control of their lives by developing good habits and fostering empowerment. Community support will also be provided to promote discussion, integration and better living for tenants.
This project is made possible by the Government of Canada’s financial contribution through Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) as part of the Canada – Quebec Agreement for the second round of the Rapid Housing Initiative (RHI). The Government of Quebec, for its part, will allocate a rent supplement so that residents will spend no more than 25% of their income on housing.