32 families that need housing support will call 86 Munroe Street home & almost 800 more will be helped in area as well.
Yes, the Government of Canada is providing housing support for more than 820 families in Northumberland-Peterborough South.
The announcement was made today (Jan 10) at 86 Munroe Street in Cobourg, where 32 units will be available in the near future.
That was Joseph Gare, CEO for Retirement Communities and responsible for the ownership and contruction being done at 86 Munroe Street.
Every Canadian deserves a safe and affordable place to call home. That is why, starting in Budget 2016, the Government of Canada made significant investments to build more affordable housing and to make housing more affordable across Canada.
Deputy Mayor, Suzanne Sequin, mentioned that although this announcement is great, we have a long way to go.
The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and the Minister Responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) was on hand and said announcements like this are made possible because of communities like ours coming together.
These investments have helped almost a million families, seniors, women and children fleeing domestic violence, Indigenous Canadians, persons with disabilities, persons with mental health and addiction issues, veterans and young adults.
And Kim Rudd, Member of Parliament for Northumberland-Peterborough South, highlighted the federal governments investments in housing since 2016 in Northumberland-Peterborough South and mentioned that affordable housing in our community has to do with our aging population, but also to do with our youth.
Since 2016, the Government of Canada has invested more than $5.7 billion across Canada, including $3.3 million in Northumberland.
To find out more about the National Housing Strategy, visit placetocallhome.ca.