Representatives from the Canadian and Ontario governments announced funding in May for more than $1.7 million for 23 new affordable housing rental units for low-income seniors and persons with disabilities. The project for affordable senior apartments received more than $1.7 million and the federal and provincial funding is complemented by more than $361,000 in municipal financial incentives.
Joe Preston, Member of Parliament for Elgin-Middlesex-London, on behalf of the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development and Minister Responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC); Steve Peters, Member of Provincial Parliament for Elgin-Middlesex-London; and Bob Habkirk, Mayor of the Town of Aylmer, made the announcement.
“Locally, this achievement gives a hand-up to seniors and persons with disabilities who need safe, affordable housing that meets their needs,” said MP Preston. “Our government is investing in this project to get the local economy moving, creating immediate jobs and economic stimulus for the community.”
“These 23 affordable rental units will make a difference in the lives of seniors and persons with disabilities,” said MPP Peters. “This project is an example of what great partnerships can achieve. I am looking forward to seeing more projects getting off the ground.”