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Housing Help For York Region's Disabled

McGuinty Government Helps Create Housing For People With Disabilities

People with a developmental disability in the York Region will soon be able to benefit from new supportive housing.

Reena - a community agency that provides residential supports - is using $2 million in Ontario funding for a new housing development project. The project includes 60 supportive housing units for people with a variety of special needs in York Region.  Thirty-six spaces are for people with a developmental disability.

These funds are part of a $7.6-million province-wide investment in agencies serving people with a developmental disability.  These investments will help agencies assist more people while improving accessibility, safety and security.

Quick Facts

  • Ontario is home to approximately 38 per cent of people in Canada with a developmental disability.
  • Reena assists approximately 1,000 people with a developmental disability through a variety of programs and services. LEARN MORE

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“It’s important for people with a developmental disability to live in their own community in a place that meets their needs. More housing here in York Region means better support for them, close to home.”

Madeleine Meilleur.

Minister of Community and Social Services

“York Region is a rapidly growing community. That means the need for services for people with disabilities, the frail and the elderly are also growing.”

Sandy Keshen

Chief Executive Officer of Reena

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