The Government of Canada, the Government of Ontario and the United Counties of Prescott and Russell recently announced more than $2.3 million in funding for affordable housing. The event marked the grand opening of 25 new affordable housing units in the Nation and funding for eight senior rental units in Rockland and down payment assistance to 27 households in the Prescott and Russell. Rockland Housing Corporation sponsored the eight unit project in Clarence-Rockland and received a total funding of $420,000. The announcement also celebrates the official opening of Residence Notre-Dame de la Paix at 44 Rue DesBenevoles in The Nation. The $2.1 million project, sponsored by RMJ Properties, earlier received $1.75 million under the Canada-Ontario Affordable Housing Program. The 25 units are occupied by low income seniors and individuals with special needs
The announcement was made by Pierre Lemieux, Member of Parliament for Glengarry-Prescott-Russell on behalf of the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, and Minister responsible for the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation; Jean-Marc Lalonde, Member of Provincial Parliament for Glengarry-Prescott-Russell, on behalf of the Honourable Jim Watson, Ontario’s Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing; and Prescott and Russell Warden Robert Kirby.
"The Government of Canada is committed to making affordable housing available in Ontario and across Canada for those who need it most," said MP Lemieux. "With the opening of this project, low-income seniors and individuals with special needs in Limoges will now have access to quality, affordable rental housing that meets their specific needs, while remaining close to their families and friends".