Over $3.8 Million Boost for Affordable Housing in Fergus

Archived News Release

Over $3.8 Million Boost for Affordable Housing in Fergus

FERGUS - The Government of Canada, the Government of
Ontario, and the County of Wellington today announced the start of
construction of 55 new affordable housing units for individuals with
special needs.

The Gordon Street Apartments, sponsored by the County of Wellington, received more than $3.8 million in funding under the Canada-Ontario Affordable Housing Program towards this initiative.

The Canada-Ontario Affordable Housing Program Agreement comprises a commitment of $301 million from each of the two senior levels of government. In total, the federal, provincial and municipal governments will have invested at least $734 million in the program, which will provide affordable housing for up to 20,000 households in Ontario.

Quotes

“The Government of Canada is committed to making affordable housing available in Ontario and across Canada for those who need it most. Through this investment, we are making an important difference in the lives of seniors, families and individuals in Fergus who are working towards building a stronger and better future for themselves.”

Honourable Diane Finley

Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, and Minister responsible for the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation

Liz Sandals

“Our government is committed to helping people who live on lower or fixed incomes stay in their home communities. These units are going to make a significant difference in the lives of the people who call them home.”

Liz Sandals

Guelph MPP

“The County of Wellington is pleased to partner with the federal and provincial governments to construct 55 new affordable housing units in Centre Wellington. Adequate shelter is the foundation upon which healthy communities are built. The County of Wellington is committed to providing safe and affordable housing for lower-income seniors, families and individuals in need of assistance.”

Joanne Ross-Zuj

Warden of the County of Wellington

Media Contacts

  • Michelle Bakos

    Press Secretary, Office of Minister Finley

    819-994-2482

  • Adam Grachnik

    Press Secretary, Office of Minister Jim Watson

    416-585-6492

  • Nicole Burgers

    Communications & Marketing Consultant, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation

    416-250-2760

  • Randy Hodge

    Director, Housing Division, Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing

    416-585-6566

  • Andrea Ravensdale

    Wellington County

    519-837-2600 Ext. 2320

Share