Construction Commences on New Affordable Housing Project in Regina, Canada

The Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan, along with community partners, today celebrated the groundbreaking for a new affordable housing project for families with complex needs.

The six-unit facility, to be owned by Gabriel Housing Corporation, will serve Regina and surrounding area and include support services that empower families to attain a healthy lifestyle in many aspects of their lives including the home, employment and education/training, as well as spiritual and recreational needs. Ray Boughen, Member of Parliament for Palliser, on behalf of the Honourable Candice Bergen, Minister of State (Social Development), along with Gene Makowsky, Member of the Legislative Assembly for Regina Dewdney, on behalf of the Honourable Donna Harpauer, Minister of Social Services and Minister Responsible for the Saskatchewan Housing Corporation, and His Worship, Mayor Michael Fougere made the announcement today at the groundbreaking of the new housing facility.

Quick facts:

  • The federal and provincial governments, through Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) and Saskatchewan Housing Corporation (SHC), are jointly contributing $810,000 under the $92 million Canada-Saskatchewan Investment in Affordable Housing (IAH) 2014-2019 Agreement.
  • Gabriel Housing Corporation is making a combined contribution of $758,000 in mortgage financing and land equity. In addition, the City of Regina is contributing $90,000.
  • Gabriel Housing Corporation strives to contribute, manage and administer affordable and safe housing to Métis urban dwellers.
  • The project consists of the new construction of a six-unit building at 2059 Edward Street. The building will consist of 2 two-bedroom units, 2 three-bedroom units and 2 four-bedroom units.
  • Gabriel Housing Corporation and Aboriginal Family Services Centre (AFSC) have signed a Service/Rental Agreement for the building.
  • AFSC is dedicated to providing services that support and empower families, children, and youth to attain a healthy lifestyle in the many aspects of their life, including the home, work/job, education/training, spiritual, and recreational. The AFSC believes the importance of individual and family well-being is a foundation for both strong families and communities and economic growth.

Source: http://www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca/

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