Ontario Construction News staff writer
The Ontario government is contributing almost $1 million through the Social Services Relief Fund to help build four affordable housing units for seniors in Tamworth, Township of Stone Mills.
“Affordable housing is a critical component of our commitment to build 1.5 million new homes by 2031, which will ensure that all Ontarians, especially our most vulnerable, have a home that meets their needs and budget,” said Steve Clark, housing minister.
The project has two bungalow style buildings with eight one-bedroom apartments, four barrier-free. Four apartments are being solely funded by Ontario with a $973,395 investment through the Social Services Relief Fund. The remaining units are being funded separately through joint provincial-federal support.
The Ontario government is also investing an additional $202 million each year in homelessness prevention programs – the Homelessness Prevention Program and Indigenous Supportive Housing Program.
“It’s incredibly important that seniors stay in their communities, attached to their social connections and support services, their families and friends,” said Ric Bresee, MPP for Hastings—Lennox and Addington. “I am absolutely thrilled that this Social Services Relief funding has helped to create these affordable units.”
“It is important to offer affordable housing solutions in rural areas. People are better able to grow and thrive when they can stay in their own communities. This project shows that all levels of government can work together to provide that opportunity in rural Ontario.”