BRANDON, MB, February 11, 2022 /CNW/ – Every Canadian deserves a safe and affordable place to call home. The COVID-19 pandemic has made it clear that affordable housing is essential to from Canada recovery, as residents of Canadian communities continue to struggle to find safe and affordable housing.
Today, Kevin LamoureuxMember of Parliament for Winnipeg North, on behalf of the Honorable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Housing and Diversity and Inclusion, as well as Rick Chrestmayor of the City of Brandon, Julia DeansPresident and CEO of Habitat for Humanity Canada, and Sandy HopkinsCEO of Habitat for Humanity Manitoba, announced a $100,000 federal government investment that supported the construction of the home located at 718 Franklin Street in Brandonto help a deserving mother and her four children realize their dream of home ownership.
This investment by the Government of Canada was made possible through a three-year period $36.6 million partnership with Habitat for Humanity Canada under the National Housing Strategy (NHS) National Housing Co-Investment Fund (NHCF).
The National Housing Strategy FNLC prioritizes projects that help those most in need, including women and children fleeing domestic violence, seniors, Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, those struggling with mental health and addiction issues, veterans and young adults.
Habitat for Humanity’s affordable homeownership model bridges a gap for people who face barriers to homeownership who otherwise would not qualify for a traditional mortgage. Local Habitat for Humanity organizations in each province and territory Canada help build and rehabilitate decent and affordable housing, from single-family homes to multi-unit buildings. With the help of volunteers and donors, Habitat helps families build their own homes and pay an affordable mortgage based on their income. Safe, decent and affordable homeownership plays a vital role in helping families lay the foundation for a life with better choices and more opportunities.
“Everyone deserves a safe and affordable place to call home. Our government is committed to helping those in need, which is why we’re pleased to partner with Habitat for Humanity to make a real difference in people’s lives. families here at Brandon and across Canada. This is the National Housing Strategy in action. » – The Honorable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Housing and Diversity and Inclusion
“Our government believes that every Canadian deserves a safe place to call home. Across the country, we work with Habitat to build safe, appropriate and affordable housing needed for healthy and sustainable communities. Brandonthe investment in this new home will make a real difference in the lives of Nadine and her four children, they will finally have a place they can proudly call their own.” – Kevin LamoureuxMP for Winnipeg North
“The City of Brandon and our council are long-time partners in the very meaningful work of Habitat for Humanity Manitoba in our community and we are always very pleased when other levels of government and corporate sponsors and organizations can join us. We are very grateful that the Federal Government, through CMHC, has become a partner in this project and we know that the beneficiary family will be proud to see their own efforts result in their new home. » – Rick Chrest, Mayor, City of Brandon, Manitoba
“Our partnership with CMHC ensures that more families have access to decent, affordable housing and the social and economic benefits that come with affordable homeownership. These are not just investments in housing, they are investments in the health and stability of families and their communities. – Julia DeansPresident and CEO, Habitat for Humanity Canada
“We are very pleased to have financial support from the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) Co-Investment Fund for the house located at 718 Franklin Street in Brandon, Man. because the construction would not have been possible without CMHC. This investment will have a lasting and positive impact in the community. The house was recently purchased by a Habitat family – we wish Nadine and her children the best of luck in their new home.” – Sandy HopkinsCEO, Habitat for Humanity Manitoba
- With a budget of $13.2 billionthe FNLC prioritizes projects that help those most in need, including women and children fleeing domestic violence, seniors, aboriginal people, people with disabilities, people with mental health issues or addiction, veterans and young adults.
- Through the NHCF, the Government of Canada will work with partners to build up to 60,000 new affordable homes and repair up to 240,000 existing affordable and community homes.
- Under the FNLC, investments are also planned to create or repair at least 4,000 places in shelters for victims of domestic violence, as well as to create at least 7,000 new affordable housing units for seniors and 2,400 new housing units. affordable for people with intellectual disabilities.
- To help Canadians find affordable housing, Budget 2021 provides a $2.5 billion over seven years of new funding and to reallocate $1.3 billion in previously announced funding to accelerate the construction, repair and support of more than 35,000 additional housing units.
- In the 2021 budget, $750 million existing funding under the NHCF has been advanced to 2021-22 and 2022-23. This will speed up the creation of 3,400 new units and the repair of 13,700 units. $250 million existing funds will also be allocated to support the construction, repair and operating costs of approximately 560 transitional housing units and shelters for women and children fleeing violence. This funding will help the government fight gender-based violence.
- from Canada The National Housing Strategy (NHS) is a 10-year strategy, $72+ billion plan that will give more Canadians a place to call home.
- Like from Canada authority on housing, CMHC contributes to the stability of the housing market and the financial system, provides support to Canadians in need and provides impartial housing research and advice to all levels of Canadian government, consumers and the housing industry. CMHC’s goal is that by 2030, everyone Canada has an affordable home that meets their needs. For more information, visit cmhc.ca or follow us on TwitterInstagram, YouTube, LinkedIn and Facebook.
- To learn more about the National Housing Strategy, please visit www.placetocallhome.ca.
SOURCE Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
For further information: Arevig Afarian, Press Officer, Office of the Minister of Housing, Diversity and Inclusion, [email protected]; Media Relations, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, [email protected]