Canada's Economic Action Plan

Canada's Economic Action Plan
GOVERNMENT OF NEW BRUNSWICK

GOVERNMENT OF NEW BRUNSWICK
Government of Canada

Government of Canada
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation

August 25, 2010 08:00 ET

Social Housing in New Brunswick Being Renovated

FREDERICTON, NEW BRUNSWICK--(Marketwire - Aug. 25, 2010) - The Government of Canada and the Province of New Brunswick today announced that 41 social housing units will receive more than $475,000 for repairs and renovations. 

The funding was made available through Canada's Economic Action Plan, the federal government's plan to stimulate the economy and create jobs during the global recession. Overall, the Economic Action Plan includes $2 billion for the construction of new and the renovation of existing social housing, plus up to $2 billion in loans to municipalities for housing-related infrastructure. The federal and provincial governments are contributing equally to this overall investment of $75 million under the amended Canada-New Brunswick Affordable Housing Program Agreement. 

The Government of Canada wants to improve the quality of existing social housing for low-income seniors, single parent families, recent immigrants and Aboriginal households. Canada's Economic Action Plan provides $850 million under the Affordable Housing Initiative to provinces and territories for the renovation and retrofit of existing social housing.

Repairs to the projects include exterior retrofits, electrical, plumbing, heating, fire safety, site works and energy improvements.

The Honourable Keith Ashfield, Minister of National Revenue, Minister of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, Minister of the Atlantic Gateway and Regional Minister for New Brunswick, on behalf of the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development and Minister Responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) and the Honourable Kelly Lamrock, New Brunswick Minister of Social Housing and Minister Responsible for Housing, made the announcement today.

"The Government of Canada is proud to have contributed to these projects through Canada's Economic Action Plan," said Minister Ashfield. "The renovations to these homes are helping to provide quality, affordable housing for families in New Brunswick, while also contributing to the economic and social well-being of communities throughout the province."

"We are pleased to work together to provide affordable and safe accommodations for low-income individuals throughout New Brunswick," Lamrock said. "Affordable housing is a key component of New Brunswick's poverty reduction plan and our housing strategy to ensure New Brunswickers have a quality, energy efficient place to call home."

Canada's Economic Action Plan builds on the Government of Canada's commitment in 2008 of more than $1.9 billion, over five years, to improve and build new affordable housing and help the homeless.

New Brunswick's housing strategy, Hope is a Home, is a five-year plan to reduce poverty by making housing more affordable. The strategy recognizes the need to build new units of affordable housing, create mixed-income neighbourhoods, revitalize old neighbourhoods and repair and renovate older housing stock.

More information on this and other measures in Canada's Economic Action Plan, the federal government's plan to stimulate the economy and protect those hit hardest by the global recession, can be found at: www.actionplan.gc.ca

To find out more about how the Government of Canada and CMHC are working to build stronger homes and communities for all Canadians, call CMHC at 1-800-668-2642 or visit www.cmhc.ca/housingactionplan.

BACKGROUNDER

Project Name Total funding
Rural and Native Housing - Pennfield (#1) $ 24,000.00
Rural and Native Housing - Pennfield (#2) $ 4,920.00
Rural and Native Housing - Windsor $ 11,000.00
Rural and Native Housing - Beardsley $ 3,500.00
Rural and Native Housing - St-Léolin (#1) $ 14,364.36
Rural and Native Housing - Belledune (#1) $ 517.70
Rural and Native Housing - Lorne (#1) $ 10,707.96
Rural and Native Housing - Black Point $ 17,964.61
Rural and Native Housing - Lorne (#2) $ 14,513.27
Rural and Native Housing - Lorne (#3) $ 11,378.76
Rural and Native Housing - Dundee (#1) $ 18,333.23
Rural and Native Housing - Leech $ 13,000.00
Rural and Native Housing - McAdam $ 11,700.00
Rural and Native Housing - Robertville $ 12,915.92
Rural and Native Housing - Six Roads $ 32,937.48
Rural and Native Housing - Paquetville $ 2,908.85
Rural and Native Housing - Heathland $ 11,550.00
Rural and Native Housing - Oak Bay $ 5,000.00
Rural and Native Housing - North Forks $ 30,133.00
Rural and Native Housing - South Esk $ 12,100.00
Rural and Native Housing - Nerepis $ 6,000.00
Rural and Native Housing - Upper Mills $ 15,167.00
Rural and Native Housing - St-Léolin (#2) $ 26,963.15
Rural and Native Housing - Jacquet River $ 6,548.67
Rural and Native Housing - Elmwood $ 19,500.00
Rural and Native Housing - Belledune (#2) $ 6,429.87
Rural and Native Housing - Dundee (#2) $ 2,806.81
Rural and Native Housing - Oromocto $ 8,400.00
Rural and Native Housing - Miramichi $ 22,850.00
Rural and Native Housing - Bertrand $ 9,799.78
Rural and Native Housing - Beechwood $ 25,000.00
Rural and Native Housing - Pont LaFrance $ 11,900.00
Rural and Native Housing - Mainstream $ 11,500.00
Rural and Native Housing - Wilson's Beach, Campobello Island $ 11,820.00
Rural and Native Housing - Belledune (#3) $ 3,451.33
Rural and Native Housing - Legacéville $ 21,667.00
Rural and Native Housing - Belledune (#4)   5348.00
Total $ 478,596.75

Contact Information

  • Chris Connor
    Department of Social Development (NB)
    506-444-3730
    or
    Patricia Montreuil
    CMHC Atlantic
    506-851-2229
    or
    Michelle Bakos
    Press Secretary
    Office of Minister Finley
    819-994-2483