Federal government invests in affordable housing

Every Canadian deserves a safe and affordable place to call home. That is why, in May 2018, the federal government launched the National Housing Co-Investment Fund (NHCF).

MP Adam Vaughan recently announced a federal government financial commitment of over $2.15 million for the construction of the 440 Bloor Street East project.

Thanks to this commitment by the NHCF, a pillar initiative of the National Housing Strategy (NHS), and to the investments of other partners, notably the Region of Durham, this project by Cornerstone Community Association Durham Inc., will provide 21 new affordable apartments for individuals who have been homeless or at risk of becoming homeless as well as persons with mental health or addiction issues.

“The National Housing Strategy has an ambitious goal of reducing chronic homelessness in Canada by at least 50 per cent. This wonderful project in Oshawa is a concrete step in the right direction. I am proud to be part of a government that works with all partners and works collaboratively to enable all Canadians to build a better life for themselves and their communities,” said Vaughan.

For over 50 years, Cornerstone Community Association has been helping men, women and families move from homelessness to independent living. With its full-service 40-bed emergency shelter, 20-bed correctional half-way house and 56 units of affordable supportive housing along with an experienced community outreach team, it offers individualized support services, food, shelter and transitional housing throughout Durham region.

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