Through the Canadian Community Housing Initiative (CCHI) and the Federal Land Initiative (FLI), two pillars of the National Housing Strategy (NHS), the province has been the successful advocate for the acquisition of surplus federal property value from the Canadian Land Corporation, in Pleasantville, at a substantially reduced price, for the purposes of an affordable housing development. Located at the corner of Charter Avenue and St. John’s Place, the 40-unit building will offer one- and two-bedroom units.
The building will also exceed local accessibility standards with eight units fully wheelchair accessible. The remaining 32 units will have Universal Design features integrated throughout the property, including elements such as expanded exterior and interior doors and hallways, and lever-type door handles and faucets. Energy efficiency will also be a key element of the building’s design.
This new development builds on the commitment of the federal and provincial governments to expand affordable housing in Newfoundland And the Labrador through the NHS. In 2022, joint cost $20.2 million The investment was announced to support the construction of 132 affordable housing options in St. JohnAnd so $787,000 The cost co-investment was also announced to develop a new affordable four-unit apartment building on Mushair Street in Happy Valley-Goose Bay.
“Every Canadian deserves a safe, affordable place to call home. Our government is committed to helping those in need, which is why we are investing to create 40 new affordable homes for seniors and women in Pleasantville. These new homes are more than safe and affordable places to live, they are key to a better life for the residents who will call them home. This is just one of the many ways our government’s National Housing Strategy works to create safe and affordable housing around the world Canada. ” His Excellency Mr. Ahmed Hussain, Minister of Housing, Diversity and Inclusion and Minister Responsible for the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation.
“This announcement underscores our commitment to helping seniors and people with disabilities in their lives Newfoundland And the Labrador And all over the country. Projects like this one provide safe and affordable housing for many residents in our community while creating jobs and stimulating our economy.” – Joanne ThompsonMP for St John East
“Today’s announcement highlights the strong partnership between our federal and provincial governments and the significant progress being made to expand affordable housing options for seniors and people with disabilities within our province. Plans for this new complex are to include retail and support services space on the ground floor to serve residents Better “. – The supervisor John G AbbottMinister of Childhood, the Elderly and Social Development And the Minister responsible for Newfoundland and the Labrador Housing Company
“As an MHA of Virginia Waters-Pleasantville, I am pleased to see the commitment and cooperation of both the county government and the federal government for this much needed development. Getting support to maintain housing stability is essential to the social, financial and material well-being of individuals, families and our communities. This is another great example of the importance of working together to ensure all Newfoundlanders and Labradorians have a safe, convenient and affordable place to call home.” – His Excellency Mr. Bernard Davis, Minister of Environment and Climate Change and MHA of Virginia Waters – Pleasantville
The Federal Land Initiative (FLI) is offering $202 million over 10 years to construct 4,000 housing units by transferring surplus federal land and buildings to housing providers at low or no cost.
FLI is a national strategic housing initiative led by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), Public Service and Procurement Canada (PSPC), Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC), and the Canadian Land Corporation.
Government Canada The National Housing Strategy (NHS) is an ambitious 10-year plan that will invest more than $72+ billion to give more Canadians a place to call home.
SOURCE Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
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