Feds announce funding in Ontario
Thousands of individuals living in community housing across the Windsor-Essex region will soon see the repair and rejuvenation of their homes through a large-scale renewal plan.
The feds have announced an investment of $170 million for the repairs of 4,700 community homes.
The Government of Canada is investing $90 million through the National Housing Co-Investment Fund (NHCF), The City of Windsor is providing support through capital with $76.4 million and Windsor Essex Community Housing Corporation is providing $3.6 million in capital.
The announcement was made today at Fontainebleau Towers, one of over 730 buildings being renewed through the regeneration plan. Located at 2455 Rivard Avenue, this project will benefit from a roof replacement, accessibility improvements, and mechanical upgrades, among others.
The portfolio project will upgrade and extend the lifespan of thousands of homes, while improving over 12,000 tenants health, safety, comfort, and overall quality of life. CHC is the largest social housing provider in Windsor and Essex County, and the fourth largest in Ontario. The repairs have already begun and will continue to take place over the next 7 years.
Earlier this week, Minister Hussen and Parliamentary Secretary Kusmierczyk also announced the opening of a six-unit, three-storey apartment complex to house 10 youth between the ages of 16-24 in Windsor. This project received an investment of $840,000 through Investment in Affordable Housing (IAH), a joint program funded by the federal and provincial governments. The construction involved a modular building, with accessible and universal design components, and is the first of its kind in Windsor targeted to homeless youth.