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GOVERNMENT OF NEW BRUNSWICK

GOVERNMENT OF NEW BRUNSWICK
Canada's Economic Action Plan

Canada's Economic Action Plan

July 13, 2010 13:45 ET

Affordable Housing Being Built and Renovated in Northwestern New Brunswick

GRAND FALLS, NEW BRUNSWICK--(Marketwire - July 13, 2010) - The Government of Canada and the Province of New Brunswick today announced an investment of more than $4.4 million for the construction and renovation of 482 affordable housing units for low-income seniors, families and persons with disabilities in northwestern New Brunswick. Funding in the amount of $2.7 million will be for repairs and renovations, while $1.7 million will be for the construction of new affordable housing units. 

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 new and 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 as well as $475 million to build new rental housing for low-income seniors and persons with disabilities over two years.

Fifty housing projects will receive funding. The projects are located in Edmundston, Grand Falls and Campbellton regions and in surrounding areas, including Sainte-Anne-de-Madawaska, Saint-Léonard, Drummond, Rivière-Verte, Clair, Paroisse St. Hilaire, Saint-Jacques, Verret, St-François, Saint-Quentin, Balmoral, Charlo, Kedgwick and Dalhousie. Repairs to the 468 social housing units include exterior retrofits, electrical, plumbing, heating fire safety and energy improvements.

A new mixed-income housing development – Manoir des Appalaches Manor – will also create 14 units for low-income seniors, including two units for persons with disabilities. The project is located on Boucher Street in Campbellton, and is being developed by 645079 NB Inc., formerly Rivac Construction Ltd. In addition to stimulous funding being contributed to this project in the form of a capital contribution, Manoir des Appalaches Manor is also receiving more than $1 million in rent supplements as part of the Province of New Brunswick's contribution, to ensure the units occupied by low-income households remain affordable.

Manoir des Appalaches Manor will be built to high energy-efficiency standards, and the developer will participate in consultations with Efficiency NB. Builders of affordable housing projects for low-income individuals in the province may receive an incentive of $2,000 per apartment unit, should the building be heated by low greenhouse-gas-emission technologies, as approved by Efficiency NB.

Mike Allen, Member of Parliament for Tobique–Mactaquac, 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 Ronald Ouellette, New Brunswick Minister of Agriculture and Aquaculture, on behalf of the Honourable Kelly Lamrock, New Brunswick Minister of Social Development and Minister Responsible for Housing, made the announcement today.

"The Government of Canada is helping Canadians during these tough economic times. Here in Grand Falls and in the other communities who have received funding from today's announcement, we're giving a hand-up to low-income seniors, families and individuals who need safe, affordable housing," said MP Allen. "Projects like these also help get the local economy moving and create local jobs."

"We are pleased to work together to provide affordable and safe accommodations for low-income seniors, families and to those who have accessibility needs in northwestern New Brunswick," Ouellette 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."

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 to serve the need for affordable housing, create mixed income neighbourhoods, revitalize old neighbourhoods and repair and renovate older housing stock.

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.

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

The housing projects that will receive contributions are:

Project Name Total
Federal/Provincial Funding
Manoir des Appalaches Manor - Campbellton $1,676,830.00
Province of New Brunswick (Department of Social Development) - Campbellton $330,981.08
Province of New Brunswick (Department of Social Development) -  Edmundston $78,527.30
Province of New Brunswick (Department of Social Development) - Kedgwick $251,275.00
Province of New Brunswick (Department of Social Development) - Edmundston $69,979.07
Province of New Brunswick (Department of Social Development) - Edmundston $92,739.92
Place J. M. Simard - Edmundston $417,042.64
Rural Native Housing - St-Jacques #1 $9,835.60
Province of New Brunswick (Department of Social Development) - Grand Falls $86,649.00
Province of New Brunswick (Department of Social Development) - Grand Falls $14,503.02
Province of New Brunswick (Department of Social Development) - Rivière-Verte $7,355.00
Province of New Brunswick (Department of Social Development) - Edmundston $16,334.46
Rural and Native Housing - St-Jacques #2 $6,535.00
Rural and Native Housing - Verret #1 $11,420.13
Rural and Native Housing - Rivière-Verte #1 $2,482.90
Rural and Native Housing - Ste-Anne (#1) $3,915.79
Rural and Native Housing - Paroisse St. Hilaire $1,378.50
Province of New Brunswick (Department of Social Development) - Campbellton $239,288.12
Province of New Brunswick (Department of Social Development) - Campbellton $264,453.89
Province of New Brunswick (Department of Social Development) - Grand Falls $128,809.48
Province of New Brunswick (Deparment of Social Development) - Campbellton $32,877.51
Province of New Brunswick (Department of Social Development) - Dalhousie $32,877.51
Rural and Native Housing - Rivière-Verte #2 $4,911.00
Rural and Native Housing - Drummond $4,760.00
Rural and Native Housing - St-Jacques #3 $2,029.80
Rural and Native Housing - Clair $2,320.00
Rural and Native Housing - St-Hilaire $2,320.00
Rural and Native Housing - Verret #2 $1,142.26
Rural and Native Housing - Campbellton $16,787.61
La Corporation de Développement de St- Leonard Inc. - St-Léonard $210,000.00
Les Résidences Charlo Inc. - Charlo $32,500.00
Place St. Michel de Drummond Inc. - Drummond $156,000.00
Province of New Brunswick (Department of Social Development) - Grand Falls $6,415.64
Province of New Brunswick (Department of Social Development) - Edmundston $2,499.00
Province of New Brunswick (Department of Social Development) - St-Léonard $18,078.64
Province of New Brunswick (Department of Social Development) - Clair $17,939.99
Province of New Brunswick (Department of Social Development) - St-François $8,296.96
Province of New Brunswick (Department of Social Development) - St-Léonard $10,117.53
Province of New Brunswick (Department of Social Development) - Ste-Anne $64,077.94
Rural and Native Housing - Balmoral (#1) $29,686.00
Rural and Native Housing - St-Quentin (#1) $4,867.26
Rural and Native Housing - Kedgwick (#1) $10,132.74
Rural and Native Housing - Balmoral (#2) $5,218.10
Rural and Native Housing - Kedgwick (#2) $5,619.47
Rural and Native Housing - Ste-Anne (#2) $4,911.00
Rural and Native Housing - St-Léonard $28,407.00
Rural and Native Housing - St-Quentin (#2) $2,654.87
Rural and Native Housing- St-Quentin (#3) $13,991,15
Rural and Native Housing- St-Quentin (#4) $707.96
Rural and Native Housing - St-Quentin (#5) $1,769.91
TOTAL $4,444,252.75

Contact Information

  • Tracey Burkhardt
    Department of Social Development
    506-444-2416
    or
    Patricia Montreuil
    CMHC Atlantic
    506-851-2229
    or
    Michelle Bakos
    Press Secretary
    Office of Minister Finley
    819-994-2482