The federal government is investing more than $1 million in a new affordable housing development in Sault Ste Marie.
The development at the former Rosedale Public School on Chapple Avenue will provide seniors at risk of homelessness with the support they need.
The structure will include nine apartments, a community hub for local social services, a gym, a childcare centre and an EarlyON Child and Family Centre.
“Our Government is committed to working with Ontario to develop and implement local solutions to housing here,” says Sault Ste Marie MP Terry Sheehan. “This investment is helping local residents access the safe and affordable housing that meets their needs and they can afford.”
Sault Ste Marie MPP Ross Romano says the federal investment will help those in need find stable housing and access to counselling, addiction services and life-skills training.
“This is an innovative and flexible solution,” says Romano. “I congratulation all those who have been involved with the Rosedale project for their commitment to improving the lives of others.”
The building, which is next to a public park, will include wider halls, automatic doors, and one fully accessible unit.
By: Mike McDonald, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter