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January 24, 2017
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 New Affordable Housing for Single Parents and Individuals Officialy Opens in Labrador

The Governments of Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador invested in affordable housing in Labrador. Single parent families and individuals requiring supportive housing will benefit from these new units.

Yvonne Jones, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs and Member of Parliament for Labrador, on behalf of the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and Minister Responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), along with the Honourable Sherry Gambin-Walsh, Minister of Children, Seniors and Social Development and Minister Responsible for Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation, made the announcement today.

The Federal and Provincial Governments contributed more than $1,870,000 to this initiative through the Investment in Affordable Housing Agreement. The project also received $80,000 through the Homeless Partnering Strategy (HPS) and $480,000 through the Provincial Homelessness Fund. The project was developed by the Labrador West Housing & Homelessness Coalition.

Since the launch of HPS, nearly 35,000 Canadians who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless have benefitted from education and training opportunities; over 34,000 have received help to find work; more than 6,000 new shelter beds have been created; and over 82,000 people received support in finding stable housing.

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“Our government is providing Canadians not only with safe, affordable housing, but also with the jobs and opportunities they need, so they can strengthen and contribute to our communities. We are proud to support the creation of these new affordable housing units which will contribute to improve the overall well-being of families in Labrador City.”
- Yvonne Jones, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs and Member of Parliament for Labrador

“The development of these new homes shows the true value of partnerships. Working together with all levels of government and our community partners, we’ve created safe, secure affordable housing which can open the door to greater opportunities for more single parent families and individuals in our province.”
- Honourable Sherry Gambin-Walsh, Minister of Children, Seniors and Social Development and Minister Responsible for Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation

“The LWHHC is thrilled to see the hard work and determination of all our volunteers come to fruition with the opening of Courtyard Place. Our on-site staff offer wrap around supportive housing services, such as housing support, a community kitchen program, and learning workshops to both our tenants and to the communities of Labrador West.”
- Labrador West Housing & Homelessness Coalition

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  • CMHC has been helping Canadians meet their housing needs for more than 70 years. As Canada's authority on housing, CMHC contributes to the stability of the housing market and financial system, provides support for Canadians in housing need, and offers unbiased housing research and advice to Canadian governments, consumers and the housing industry. Prudent risk management, strong corporate governance and transparency are cornerstones of CMHC operations. For more information, please call 1-800-668-2642 or visit www.cmhc.ca external.

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Media contacts:

Krista Dalton
Media Relations Manager
Department of Children, Seniors and
Social Development
709-729-3768, 685-6492
kristadalton@gov.nl.ca
Émilie Gauduchon
Press Secretary
Office of Minister Duclos
819-654-5546
Emilie.Gauduchon@hrsdc-rhdcc.gc.ca
 

Jenny Bowring
Manager of Corporate Communications
Newfoundland and Labrador Housing
Corporation
709-724-3055
jmbowring@nlhc.nl.ca
Natalie Chavarie
Public Affairs Advisor
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
902-426-4262
nchavari@cmhc-schl.gc.ca