QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Nov. 7, 2016) - Maison Martin-Matte - Pavillon Patrice-Villeneuve and Immeubles H.S.F., phase II, are celebrating today the official opening of their shared five-storey building, which comprises a total of 75 affordable housing units for people living with the after-effects of traumatic brain injuries, persons with physical limitations, as well as families and individuals. The development of these two projects required a total investment of over $13.2 million.
Having these two projects together in the same building is a great example of social mix. The first two storeys of the building are occupied by the 30 adapted housing units of Maison Martin-Matte - Pavillon Patrice-Villeneuve. Among other amenities, there is a community room, which provides a place to respond to tenants' special needs. As for Immeubles H.S.F., phase II, this project occupies the top three storeys, where 45 new affordable housing units with one to three bedrooms were built. It should be noted that the building has an underground parking garage with 56 spaces.
The ceremony took place in the presence of the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, Minister Responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation and Member of Parliament for Québec; François Blais, Minister of Employment and Social Solidarity and Minister responsible for the Capitale-Nationale region, on behalf of Martin Coiteux, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Land Occupancy, Minister of Public Security and Minister responsible for the Montréal region; Chantal Gilbert, Member of the Executive Committee of the City of Québec; and Martin Matte of the Martin-Matte Foundation.
- Through Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) and the Société d'habitation du Québec (SHQ), the governments of Canada and Quebec provided nearly $5 million for the construction of this building, under the Investment in Affordable Housing Agreement. CMHC's Seed Funding program also facilitated the realization of this project by contributing to its viability studies and soft costs.
- An amount of more than $152,000 was granted by the Bureau de l'efficacité et de l'innovation énergétiques of the Ministère de l'Énergie et des Ressources naturelles to ensure that the building would meet Novoclimat certification standards.
- The City of Québec provided close to $650,000 for the development of these two projects.
- More than $912,000 in additional financial assistance over five years, assumed by the SHQ (90 per cent) and the City of Québec (10 per cent), enables all the tenants of Maison Martin-Matte - Pavillon Patrice-Villeneuve and 23 households of Immeubles H.S.F., phase II, to benefit from the Rent Supplement program, ensuring that they will not pay more than 25 per cent of their income on housing.
- The Martin-Matte Foundation provided an amount of $350,000 to the Maison Martin-Matte - Pavillon Patrice-Villeneuve project, including $150,000 from the Caisse Desjardins des Rivières.
- The Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux (CIUSSS) de la Capitale-Nationale contributes to the funding of a portion of the care provided to the tenants of Maison Martin-Matte - Pavillon Patrice-Villeneuve.
- Twenty tenants of Maison Martin-Matte - Pavillon Patrice-Villeneuve benefit from the support provided by the workers of the CIUSSS de la Capitale-Nationale.
- Maison Martin-Matte - Pavillon Patrice-Villeneuve is managed by the group Milieu de vie TCC, and Immeubles H.S.F., phase II, is administered by the organization of the same name.
"The Government of Canada is proud to participate in the construction of these projects that are adapted to the financial and physical needs of their residents. Affordable housing provides much more than a roof over someone's head; it improves the quality of life of the residents and contributes to the well-being of the whole community. Our investments help Canadians build better lives for themselves, their families and their children and also contribute to the prosperity of our country." - The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and Minister Responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
"Our government is proud to have contributed to the creation of this quality living environment that fosters social mix. With these two projects together under one roof, low-income families and individuals can live in a safe place that meets their needs and people with reduced abilities can benefit from affordable homes that are adapted to their conditions." - François Blais, Minister of Employment and Social Solidarity and Minister responsible for the Capitale-Nationale region
"The project as a whole is a great success. We are especially pleased to welcome the first Maison Martin-Matte on the territory of the city of Québec. People living with the after-effects of a traumatic brain injury finally have a place where they can live in an environment adapted to their condition." - Chantal Gilbert, Member of the Executive Committee of the City of Québec responsible for social housing
- CMHC has been helping Canadians meet their housing needs for more than 70 years. As Canada's authority on housing, CMHC contributes to the stability of the housing market and financial system, provides support for Canadians in housing need, and offers unbiased housing research and advice to Canadian governments, consumers and the housing industry. Prudent risk management, strong corporate governance and transparency are cornerstones of its operations. For more information, please call 1-800-668-2642 or visit www.cmhc.ca.
- The SHQ's mission is to facilitate citizens' access to appropriate housing conditions. Thanks to its programs and many partners, the SHQ helps more than 229,000 Quebec households. To get more information on the programs and services offered by the SHQ, to find out more about its activities and achievements or to get advice on housing, visit www.habitation.gouv.qc.ca/english.html.
- Martin Coiteux, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Land Occupancy, Minister of Public Security and Minister responsible for the Montréal region, invites social and community housing stakeholders to take part in the public consultation on the new housing approach that he intends to adopt over the coming years. To share your views or find out the details and the schedule of the consultation tour, visit www.habitation.gouv.qc.ca (in French only).
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