The Government of Canada and the Province of Saskatchewan, along with the Moose Jaw Non-Profit Housing Corporation (MJNP), officially broke ground for the construction of Wakamow Place, a 12-unit affordable rental housing project for individuals with complex needs.
The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and Minister Responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), and Greg Lawrence, Member of the Legislative Assembly for Moose Jaw Wakamow, on behalf of the Honourable Donna Harpauer, Minister of Social Services and Minister Responsible for Saskatchewan Housing Corporation (SHC), made the announcement today.
- The project consists of the construction of a 12-unit, three-storey building at 244 Manitoba Street East in Moose Jaw. All units will be one-bedroom and average 510 square feet (47.4 square metres).
- The Federal and Provincial Governments, through CMHC and SHC, are jointly contributing about $1.2 million towards the 12 units under the Canada-Saskatchewan Investment in Affordable Housing (IAH) 2014-2019 Agreement.
- Approximately $680,000 in funding will be provided by MJNP in the form of cash/land equity and mortgage financing.
- The project is a collaboration of MJNP and Thunder Creek Rehabilitation Association Inc.
- This investment supports the Saskatchewan Poverty Reduction Strategy goal of ensuring Saskatchewan people have affordable, safe, secure and stable housing.