Media Release

July 31, 2015

 

New Affordable Housing Projects Receive Federal-Provincial Support

The Governments of Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador have provided conditional approval to 60 private and non-profit sector groups to develop a total of 481 new affordable housing projects throughout the province. A combined federal-provincial investment of $27.9 million, announced in November 2014 through an extension to Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Agreement for Investment in Affordable Housing (IAH) 2014-19, will help support the development of these new homes.

“Private and non-profit organizations make application to this program to assist them in the development of affordable housing. Priority is given to those developing affordable rental housing for seniors, persons with disabilities, persons with complex needs, and people who require supports to live independently in the community. This is in keeping with the mandate of Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation, and a key objective of both the Poverty Reduction Strategy and the Population Growth Strategy, as we recognize that access to quality, affordable housing remains a challenge for some individuals and families throughout the province."
- The Honourable Clyde Jackman, Minister Responsible for Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation

A list of conditionally-approved projects can be viewed in the backgrounder below.

"Since 2004, approximately 1,120 new affordable housing units have been created throughout Newfoundland and Labrador, through the Investment in Affordable Housing Program. In collaboration with our federal, non-profit and private sector partners we continue to provide a range of housing assistance options that are responsive to the varying housing needs of individuals throughout their lifetime."
- John Ottenheimer - Chair and Chief Executive Officer, Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation

The $68 million IAH agreement will also see $41 million invested in the Provincial Home Repair Program, which helps low-income homeowners make required repairs and renovations to their homes.

By the end of 2019, approximately 1,600 new affordable homes will have been created under the IAH program.

“Programs like the Investment in Affordable Housing agreement are vital to non-profit organizations such as ours. As one of the leading providers of affordable housing in the region, this major funding investment enables Anglican Homes to continue our mission of providing affordable housing to seniors of the province and service the increasing demand for such options. It is especially meaningful this year as we celebrate 50 years of caring for seniors.”
- Kelly Manning, Chief Executive Officer, Anglican Homes Inc.

In August 2011, the Governments of Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador announced an IAH agreement with a combined investment of approximately $40 million for 2011-2014. The new agreement extends that agreement through to 2019. From April 2011 to September 2014, the IAH helped close to 213,000 households throughout the country, including almost 6,400 in Newfoundland and Labrador.

To learn more about Work Here, Belong Here, A Population Growth Strategy for Newfoundland and Labrador, 2015-2025, visit: www.aes.gov.nl.ca.

QUICK FACTS:

  • The Federal and Provincial Governments have given conditional approval for 60 private and non-profit sector groups to develop a total of 481 new affordable housing projects throughout the province.
  • A combined federal-provincial investment of $27.9 million, announced in November 2014 through an extension to Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Agreement for Investment in Affordable Housing (IAH) 2014-19, will help support the development of these new homes.
  • Priority for projects is given to proponents developing affordable rental housing for seniors, persons with disabilities, persons with complex needs, and people who require supports to live independently in the community.
  • This investment is in keeping with the mandate of Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation, and a key objective of both the Poverty Reduction Strategy and the province's Population Growth Strategy.
  • Over the next five years, the Investment in Affordable Housing Agreement will also invest $41 million in the Provincial Home Repair Program to help low-income households make repairs and renovations to their homes. For more details, see: http://www.releases.gov.nl.ca/releases/2014/swsd/1128n01.aspx.

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Media contacts:

Heather May
Director of Communications
Department of Seniors, Wellness and Social Development
709-729-0928, 697-5061
heathermay@gov.nl.ca
Jenny Bowring
Communications Manager
Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation
709-724-3055
jmbowring@nlhc.ca

Kelly Manning
Chief Executive Officer
Anglican Homes Inc.
709-752-8901
Kelly.manning@easternhealth.ca 

BACKGROUNDER
Private and Non-Profit Sector Affordable Housing Projects Funded Through the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Agreement for Investment in Affordable Housing (IAH) 2014-19

Private Sector Affordable Housing Projects
Proponent Units Location Total Matched Federal/Provincial Funding
Cooney Holdings Ltd. 10 Appleton $400,000
Killick Properties Ltd. 10 Arnold's Cove $400,000
IDAM Holdings Ltd. 10 Bay Robert's $400,000
Family Home Construction Ltd. 10 Bell Island $400,000
Furey's Apartments 2012 Ltd. 3 Bishop's Falls $120,000
J & C Complexes Ltd. 6 Bishop's Falls $240,000
CASA Construction Inc. 5 Burin $200,000
Grand Fairways Resort Inc. 10 Burin $400,000
Muller Property Management 10 Carbonear $400,000
R & E Holdings Ltd. 9 Carbonear $360,000
J.O.B. Contracting Ltd. 10 Centreville-Wareham-Trinity $400,000
Curtis Porter 4 Conception Bay South $160,000
REA Rentals Inc. 4 Corner Brook $160,000
Jade Holdings Ltd. 10 Deer Lake $400,000
Paul Enterprises Ltd. 6 Ferryland $240,000
BDF Properties Management Corporation 5 Fortune $200,000
Darryl Perry 2 Glovertown $ 80,000
East Glo Electric 5 Glovertown $200,000
Brookside Development Inc. 10 Goulds $400,000
SL-SMK Investments Ltd. 10 Goulds $400,000
Dennis & Jennifer Lake 10 Grand Bank $400,000
Kelly's Properties 2011 Inc. 10 Grand Falls-Windsor $400,000
SCB Holdings 2012 Inc. 10 Grand Falls-Windsor $400,000
Dorman Roberts Ltd. 10 Happy Valley-Goose Bay $550,000
Labrador Coatings Ltd. 10 Happy Valley Goose Bay $550,000
Holyrood Accommodations 10 Holyrood $400,000
Moosey Meadows Estates Ltd. 10 Holyrood $400,000
Big Rock Holdings Ltd. 10 Kelligrews $400,000
Golden Road Housing Inc. 10 Kelligrews $400,000
J. Rowsell Consulting Ltd. 8 King's Point $320,000
L 'n' D Enterprises Ltd. 4 King's Point $160,000
E. J. Burton & Sons Ltd. 4 La Scie $160,000
Bern Farrell Rentals 5 Marystown $200,000
Young Estates 10 Musgravetown $400,000
Woodman Properties Inc. 10 New Harbour $400,000
ERCO Developments Inc. 4 Paradise $160,000
Golden Age Estates 8 Placentia $320,000
Spruce Wood Cottages 10 Reidville $400,000
Reynolds Management Inc. 10 Riverhead, Harbour Grace $400,000
Driftwood Holdings Inc. 10 Rocky Harbour $400,000
Anthony Properties Ltd. 9 Spaniard's Bay $360,000
Beothuck Trail Farm Ltd. 10 Springdale $400,000
George Warr Ltd. 4 Springdale $160,000
KMA Holdings Associates Ltd. 5 Stephenville $200,000
P & R Rentals 10 Stephenville $400,000
JATA Properties Inc. 5 Summerford $200,000
Twillingate Realty Inc. 10 Twillingate $400,000
Winterhill Properties Ltd. 8 Winterland $320,000
Sub-Total 383 $15,620,000
Non-Profit Supportive Affordable Housing Projects
New Life Congregational Church 10 Clarenville $1,250,000
Habitat for Humanity NL 2 Clarenville $170,000
Community Mental Health Initiative Inc. 4 Corner Brook $500,000
Violence Prevention South and Central 2 Grand Falls-Windsor $250,000
Harbour Breton Investment Corporation 4 Harbour Breton $500,000
Libra House Inc. 4 Happy Valley-Goose Bay $600,000
Anglican Homes Inc. 10 St. John's $1,250,000
The John Howard Society of NL. 10 St. John's $1,250,000
Cochrane Street United Church 10 St. John's $1,250,000
Stella's Circle 2 St. John's $250,000
The Salvation Army NL Division 20 St. John's $2,500,000
City of St. John's 20 St. John's $2,500,000
Sub-Total 98 $12,270,000
Total 481 $27,890,000