The federal government is announcing a sum of $ 7.1 million for the construction of 27 social housing units in two projects in Quebec.
The announcement was made Friday morning in the presence of three ministers from the federal government, two Quebec ministers and the mayor of Quebec, Régis Labeaume. It is made in collaboration with Quebec.
“Housing is the foundation of social development,” commented the mayor of Quebec, who was delighted with this grant. It will help achieve part of the objective that Ville de Québec has set for social housing, namely the construction of 2,600 units by 2030.
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The two projects will begin in the spring and will total 27 affordable housing units for vulnerable clienteles in the Saint-Sauveur district, the mayor revealed.
The first will be erected on vacant land at the corner of Montmagny and Charest. Fifteen housing units for adults with mental health problems will be created. Tenants will be able to benefit from social intervention services.
The second project will be located in the former presbytery of Saint-Joseph church, at the corner of Montmagny and Châteauguay streets. The building previously housed the works of Jean Lafrance.
“It’s a magnificent building that needs updating. The envelope is beautiful and that will allow us to keep this gem, ”said Mr. Labeaume. It will accommodate young people in difficulty in 12 housing units. They will benefit from personalized support on site.
Federal ministers also announced the previous day $ 56 million for the completion of 12 projects in Montreal. For the regional component, $ 116 million is allocated for 54 projects. The total sum of $ 179 million has therefore been allocated for all of Quebec in order to accommodate nearly 1,500 families.
The Government of Quebec is committed to financing the rent supplement, for certain projects, to the tune of $ 131.5 million over 20 years.
These projects must be completed by March 30, 2022.
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