Habitat families celebrate new homes in Blackfalds

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BLACKFALDS, AB, August 10, 2021 / CNW / – Every Canadian deserves a safe and affordable place to call home. The COVID-19 pandemic has made it clear that affordable housing is essential for from Canada recovery, as members of Canadian communities, including Blackfalds Town, still have difficulty finding safe and affordable housing.

Today, the Honorable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and Minister responsible for CMHC, as well as julia deans, President and CEO of Habitat for Humanity Canada, and Karen vavrek, CEO of Habitat for Humanity Red Deer, announced a $ 400,000 investment by the federal government which supported the construction of 4 houses in Blackfalds to help 4 families achieve their dreams of home ownership.

This investment by the government of Canada was made possible through a period of three years $ 32.4 million partnership with Habitat for Humanity Canada under the National Housing Strategy (SNL) National Housing Co-Investment Fund (FNCH).

The National Housing Strategy NCSF prioritizes projects that help those who need it most, including women and children fleeing domestic violence, the elderly, Indigenous peoples, people with disabilities, people with disabilities, people with disabilities. struggling with mental health and addictions issues, veterans and young adults.

Habitat for Humanity’s affordable homeownership model fills a gap for people who face barriers to homeownership and who otherwise would not qualify for a traditional mortgage. Local Habitat for Humanity organizations in each province and territory across Canada help build and rehabilitate decent, affordable homes, from single-family homes to multi-unit developments. With the help of volunteers and donors, Habitat helps families build their own homes and pay off an affordable mortgage based on their income. Safe, decent and affordable homeownership plays a vital role in helping families lay the foundations for a life with better choices and more opportunities.

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“Every Canadian deserves a safe and affordable place to call home. Our government is committed to helping those in need, which is why we are happy to partner with Habitat for Humanity to make a real difference in the lives of families here at. Blackfalds and across Canada. This is the National Housing Strategy at work. ” – The Honorable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and Minister responsible for the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC)

“The impact of the pandemic continues to be felt hard by low-income families, making home ownership even more beyond their reach. Partnerships, like our unique relationship with CMHC, allow us to bridge this gap through investments in housing that transform people’s futures. , strengthen communities and foster resilience and stability. “ julia deans, President and CEO, Habitat for Humanity Canada

“Today, 4 new Habitat owners now have a solid home base: a platform for success at school and at work and for upward mobility from one generation to the next. Habitat for Humanity Red Deer is pleased to be recognized as a critical part of the housing solution in our communities Our government partnerships help offset the costs of land and fees, which allows us to build strength, stability and the autonomy of hard-working families like the 4 in our West Aspen Lakes community.” Karen vavrek, CEO, Habitat for Humanity Red Deer

“On behalf of the City Council, I am very happy to welcome these four families, and Habitat for Humanity, to Blackfalds! I would like to thank the donors and volunteers for giving their all to this project, with selflessness. This is Habitat’s very first construction in Blackfalds and I hope it won’t be the last. ” Richard poole, Mayor of the town of Blackfalds

Fast facts:

  • With a budget of $ 13.2 billion, the NHCF prioritizes projects that help those who need it most, including women and children fleeing domestic violence, the elderly, Indigenous people, people with disabilities, people with mental health issues or addiction, veterans and young adults.
  • Through the NHCF, the government of Canada will work with partners to build up to 60,000 new affordable homes and repair up to 240,000 existing affordable and community homes.
  • Under the FSNC, investments are also planned to create or repair at least 4,000 places in shelters for victims of domestic violence, as well as to create at least 7,000 new affordable housing for the elderly and 2,400 new housing units. affordable for people with intellectual disabilities.
  • To help Canadians find affordable housing, Budget 2021 provides for $ 20.5 billion over seven years in new financing and to reallocate $ 1$ 0.3 billion in previously announced funding to accelerate the construction, repair and support of more than 35,000 additional housing units.
  • In Budget 2021, $ 750 million of existing funding under the NCSF was advanced to 2021-2022 and 2022-2023. This will speed up the creation of 3,400 new units and the repair of 13,700 units. $ 250 million in existing funding will also be allocated to support the costs of building, repairing and operating approximately 560 units of transitional housing and accommodation spaces for women and children fleeing violence. This funding will help the government address gender-based violence.
  • from Canada The National Housing Strategy (SNL) is a 10-year strategy, 72+ billion dollars plan that will give more Canadians a place to call home.

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  • Like from Canada Housing authority, CMHC contributes to the stability of the housing market and the financial system, provides support to Canadians in need of housing, and provides unbiased housing research and advice to all levels of government Canada, consumers and the housing industry. CMHC’s goal is that by 2030, all Canada has a home they can afford that meets their needs. For more information, please visit cmhc.ca or follow us on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn and Facebook.

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