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Investments in Affordable Housing in Canada

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Investments in Affordable Housing in Canada

Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing

Measures over the next two years to give Canadians greater access to more affordable housing include:

  • Doubling of the current IAH funding levels by the Government of Canada and provinces and territories, to more than $1 billion over two years, starting in 2016-2017 and 2017-2018.
  • Through the IAH, the Government of Canada is also providing over two years:
    • $200.1 million to support the construction, repair and adaption of affordable housing for seniors;
    • $89.9 million to support victims of family violence, and the construction and renovation of shelters and transition houses; and,
    • $177.7 million to address the housing needs in the North and Inuit communities.
    • $490 million for retrofits and renovations of social housing units in Canada. This funding is in addition to the $77.7 million being delivered by the Government of Canada, through Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation.

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