Affordable housing developments across the North have received more than $10.3 million in funding through the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC).
The announcement was held at the Timmins Native Friendship Centre, which received over $3 million in combined federal and provincial funding through the Investment in Affordable Housing agreement. The centre is developing 18 affordable housing units for local Indigenous residents.
“The Timmins Native Friendship Centre strives to improve the quality of life for Indigenous people living in an urban environment,” said Gary Martin, president of the Timmins Native Friendship Centre, in a release.
“We are on our way to providing 18 two-bedroom units, with two accessible units. We are excited to provide 18 families with a sense of security to avoid homelessness and provide onsite services as needed.”
The Timmins project was announced last fall. Barry H. Martin Architectural and Engineering Consulting is the firm tasked with developing the project.
The announcement celebrated nine additional affordable housing developments throughout northeastern Ontario, supported by more than $10.3 million in federal and provincial contributions from the governments of Canada and Ontario. These developments provide an additional 86 units of affordable housing in the region.
The following developments were also celebrated:
- sixteen units of affordable housing for Indigenous residents at 181 Greenfield Drive in Sault Ste. Marie, which received $2.7 million;
- thirty-two units of affordable housing for seniors at Walden Seniors Apartments, 20 Hill Road in Lively, which received $4.7 million;
- six units of affordable housing for seniors at Physically Handicapped Adults Rehabilitation Association (PHARA) Westwind Shores, 135 Dawson Street in Thessalon, which received $569,400;
- five units of affordable housing for seniors at Silver Birch Apartments, 531 Trunk Road, in Sault Ste. Marie, which received $689,715;
- six units of affordable housing for survivors of domestic violence in Schumacher, which received $392,400;
- six units of affordable housing at 11 Spruce Street South in Timmins, which received $300,000;
- three units of affordable housing at 344 Lang Street in Timmins, which received $300,000;
- nine units of affordable housing for Indigenous residents at 225 Grenier Road in Cochrane, which received $446,323; and
- three units of affordable housing at Possibility Community Homes, 9 Amory Street in Desbarats, which received $203,926.