Government of Canada and Habitat for Humanity Canada celebrate new homeowners across Canada
SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – Every Canadian deserves a safe and affordable place to call home. That is why on the heels of National Housing Day, Habitat for Humanity Sault Ste. Marie & Area is announcing one project benefiting one family in our community. The funding is part of a $32.4 million partnership between CMHC and Habitat for Humanity Canada and is expected to create up to 414 new homes across the country.
Today, the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and Minister responsible for CMHC and Habitat for Humanity Canada President and CEO Julia Deans announced that to date, 50 projects featuring 178 affordable housing units have been built or are underway across Canada. This means that 178 families have, or will soon, realize their dream of home ownership.
“This year has demonstrated how critical it is for families to have adequate housing. Now more than ever, families need this. We are encouraged and comforted by the Federal announcement. Because of this funding we are able to provide Tracy and her family with safe, decent and affordable housing during a precarious year,” says Katie Blunt, Executive Director at Habitat for Humanity Sault Ste. Marie & Area.
More than $17.5 million in federal government funding has been invested so far, and more projects are in the works as the $32.4 million partnership between CMHC and Habitat for Humanity Canada is expected to create up to 414 new homes across the country. Habitat for Humanity homes will be energy-efficient and one in every five homes will be built to meet accessibility standards. Contributions from CMHC, provincial and municipal governments and hundreds of donors and volunteers enable Habitat for Humanity Canada to serve vulnerable populations including single mothers and their children, Indigenous peoples, recent immigrants, persons with disabilities, seniors and veterans.