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November 14, 2014 15:00 ET

New Affordable and Supportive Housing Opens in Dauphin

DAUPHIN, MANITOBA--(Marketwired - Nov. 14, 2014) - The Governments of Canada and Manitoba, along with Kinsmen Villa Group, officially opened the Mountain View Villa apartment complex today, providing 40 new affordable apartments for seniors in Dauphin.

Mountain View Villa is a three-storey, 41,440-square-foot complex located on a three-acre site on Whitmore Avenue East in Dauphin. The Villa consists of 29 two-bedroom and 11 one-bedroom apartment homes with a private patio or balcony and in-suite laundry. The units are designed for accessibility and meet Power Smart standards. The Villa is a senior's life-lease project.

Quick facts:

  • The project, created by the Kinsman Villa Group of Dauphin, received a combined investment of $2.4 million through the Investment in Affordable Housing 2011-2014 (IAH).
  • The funding comes as a result of the $62 million IAH 2011-2014 Agreement between the Governments of Canada and Manitoba. The Province of Manitoba is using the funds under this agreement to build more affordable housing and upgrade existing housing to ensure low-income Manitobans can provide safe, stable homes for their families.
  • In addition, the Governments of Canada and Manitoba signed, in July 2014, an extension to the original agreement that will provide for a combined investment of $104 million for the 2014-2019 period to help more individuals and families in need access affordable housing. From April 2011 to September 2014, the IAH has already helped more than 189,000 households nationally, including more than 2,153 in Manitoba.

Quotes:

Honourable Kerri Irvin-Ross, Minister of Manitoba Housing and Community Development -

"The Government of Manitoba is pleased to join with the federal government, the City of Dauphin and community leaders on this beautiful, innovative building. We are committed to creating more affordable options for older Manitobans so they can continue to live in their own communities, closer to family and friends."

Robert Sopuck, Member of Parliament for Dauphin-Swan River-Marquette -

"I am delighted to see that construction is complete on this project. The opening of Mountain View Villa brings more affordable housing to Dauphin, allowing independent seniors to remain in the community, close to family and friends. This project is a testament of how we can find solutions to housing when we work together to achieve the same goal, providing more affordable housing to this community."

Bev Sarkonak, Project Manager for Mountain View Villa Inc. -

"Dauphin now has one of the finest affordable housing buildings for seniors and this is due to the Federal and Provincial governments working together, giving back to communities so seniors have a place to call home."

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  • November 22nd is National Housing Day-celebrate with CMHC. Through partnerships at every level, we are helping Canadians meet their housing needs. Annually, the Government of Canada, through Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), will invest approximately $2 billion in housing. These investments improve the quality of life for low-income Canadians and households living in existing social housing, including individuals who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, seniors, persons with disabilities, recent immigrants and Aboriginal people. Economic Action Plan 2013 continues this commitment with a federal investment of more than $1.25 billion over five years to renew the Investment in Affordable Housing to 2019. The Government of Canada will ensure that funds provided to provinces and territories support the use of apprentices, which will support training of skilled labour. To find out more about how the Government of Canada and CMHC help Canadians meet their housing needs, call CMHC at 1-800-668-2642 or visit www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca.
  • The Manitoba government recently reached its five-year goal to provide funding commitments to create 1,500 new units of affordable housing throughout the province. The province is now working toward its new commitment to create another 500 affordable and 500 social housing units in the next three years. Manitoba Housing and Community Development's overall strategy complements Budget 2014, a plan to create good jobs, grow the economy and protect front-line services for families by focusing on what matters most to Manitoba families. More information is available at www.gov.mb.ca/housing.

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