Ontario Construction News staff writer
With funding from the federal, provincial and municipal governments, the County of Wellington is building 32 new supportive housing units in the City of Guelph.
The new 32-unit building at 10 Shelldale Cr. will be owned and operated by Kindle Communities, with 24/7 on-site wrap-around staff support and services for residents.
“The investment announced today will help fill a critical housing gap in the City of Guelph,” said Luisa Artuso, Social Services Administrator. “It will also be instrumental in supporting the health and well-being of those currently experiencing homelessness.”
Construction is expected to be completed by Spring 2023.
“The County of Wellington is committed to ending homelessness in Guelph-Wellington,” said Warden Kelly Linton. “We are incredibly fortunate to be working with strong partners federally, provincially and locally to create 32 units of housing for people currently at risk of or experiencing chronic homelessness.”
The Government of Canada is providing over $2.5 million through the National Housing Co-Investment Fund (NHCF). The County of Wellington has committed over $4 million in funding grants towards the project.
“Today’s announcement is a wonderful example of what can be achieved when all levels of government and community partners come together to address critical needs in our communities,” said David Anderson, Social Services Committee Chair. “This new supportive housing building will offer people experiencing homelessness a safe and affordable place to call home.”