OTTAWA: The governments of Canada and Ontario are providing $4 million to help create new affordable housing in the Bells Corners community of Ottawa.
This investment will ensure more individuals and families have access to stable housing in their community.
A funding announcement took place at 3865 Old Richmond Road, where the Anglican Diocese of Ottawa is building a 35-unit affordable housing complex. The new development will replace a rectory at that location with a mix of one, two, and three-bedroom units.
Seven units will be accessible. Plans also include a ground floor community services hub and a community resource center.
Funding is being delivered through the Ontario Priorities Housing Initiative, which is jointly funded by the governments of Canada and Ontario.
Chandra Arya, Member of Parliament for Nepean, said: “This investment in our community will ensure more residents of Bells Corners will have a home that meets their needs and they can afford. This new rental development will add much-needed affordable homes, giving more people in our community the opportunity to have the housing and services that will allow them to thrive.”
Lisa MacLeod, Ontario’s Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries and Member of Provincial Parliament for Nepean, said:“ I’m proud to announce our governments are investing $4 million to build a much-needed affordable housing project right here in Ottawa.
COVID-19 has highlighted how important access to affordable housing is for our community, and the new 35-unit building created through this project will make a real difference in the lives of our local residents.”
The Ontario Priorities Housing Initiative builds on the success of the Investment in Affordable Housing program and addresses local priorities.
The Canada –Ontario Housing Benefit is a joint federal-provincial housing allowance program that gives people more choice in where they live.