23 affordable housing units for Indigenous women in difficulty in Montreal
MONTREAL, July 21, 2021 / 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 for from Canada recovery, and yet across the country, the most vulnerable people still struggle to find safe and affordable housing.
Today, the Honorable Mark Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services and Member of Parliament for Ville-Marie — Le Sud-Ouest — Île-des-Sœurs, on behalf of the Honorable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Families, Children and of Social Development and Minister responsible for the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), announced an investment of nearly $ 1, $ 7 million in federal funding for the construction of a second stage home for the Native Women’s Refuge of Montreal (NWSM), which will provide 23 affordable housing units for struggling Indigenous women and their children.
This investment by the government of Canada is made possible by the National Housing Co-Investment Fund (FNH) of the National Housing Strategy (SNL).
This project, which will be carried out by the Bâtir son quartier technical resources group, will offer professional support services so that tenants can become more independent and will include a social pediatrics clinic that will offer its services to children and families in the home. of the second step as well as for the community.
“Everyone deserves a safe, secure and affordable place to call home. A place where children can learn and grow in a stable environment. That is why our government is supporting the construction of these 23 housing units for aboriginal women in difficulty and their children. These shelters will give them the opportunity to rebuild their lives and become independent, while giving them access to essential support services. This is the National Housing Strategy at work. – The Honorable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and Minister responsible for the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC)
“The peace of mind that comes from having a safe and stable home is invaluable. The government of Canada is proud to support the Native Women’s Refuge of Montreal in the construction of these units. They will provide a place where struggling Indigenous women and their children can begin to rebuild their lives, regain their independence, and feel supported and secure. “- The Honorable Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services and Member of Parliament for Ville-Marie — Le Sud-Ouest — Île-des-Sœurs
“The Refuge for Native Women of Montreal is proud to open a second stage home for Indigenous women and their children. This initiative has been in the planning stage for over ten years. We are also pleased to include and expand the social pediatric services of the Dr Julien Foundation, which will benefit Indigenous families from Montreal. “- Nakuset, director of the Native Women’s Refuge of Montreal
NWSM’s second home is expected to save energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 25% compared to the National Energy Code of Canada for Building 2015 requirements.
All housing will meet the universal accessibility criteria prescribed by the AccèsLogis Montréal program, and the community spaces made available to tenants will be universally accessible.
All units will have rents equivalent to 60.8% of the region’s median rent, and affordability will be maintained for at least 35 years. In addition, tenants will benefit from the SHQ’s rent supplement program, ensuring that they do not devote more than 25% of their income to housing.
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 NCSF, 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 for the elderly and 2,400 new affordable housing. for people with intellectual disabilities.
To help Canadians find affordable housing, Budget 2021 proposes to provide a $ 20.5 billion over seven years in new financing and to reallocate $ 1$ 0.3 billion in previously announced funding to accelerate the construction, repair and support of more than 35,000 additional housing units.
In the 2021 budget, it is proposed to advance until 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 an existing funding of 750 million dollars under the FSNC. This will speed up the creation of 3,400 new units and the repair of 13,700 units. Existing funding of $ 250 million will also be allocated to support the costs of building, repairing and operating approximately 560 units of transitional housing and accommodation spaces for women and children fleeing violence. This funding will help the government address gender-based violence.
from Canada The National Housing Strategy (SNL) is a 10-year strategy, Over $ 70 billion plan that will give more Canadians a place to call home, which includes more than $ 13 billion committed in the 2020 Fall Economic Statement.
As from Canada housing authority CMHC contributes to the stability of the housing market and the financial system, provides support to Canadians in need of housing, and provides unbiased housing research and advice at all levels government, consumers and the housing industry. CMHC’s goal is that, by 2030, all Canada has a home they can afford that meets their needs. For more information, please visit cmhc.ca or follow us on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn and Facebook.
To learn more about the National Housing Strategy, please visit www.placetocallhome.ca.
SOURCE Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
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