Celebrating New Homeowners Across Canada

Celebrating New Homeowners Across Canada

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November 25, 2020

Every Canadian deserves a safe and affordable place to call home. That is why the Government of Canada and Habitat for Humanity Canada are celebrating the progress made  through the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) and Habitat for Humanity Canada three-year (2019 – 2021) partnership under the National Housing Co-investment Fund (NHCF).

Today, the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and Minister responsible for CMHC and Habitat for Humanity Canada President and CEO Julia Deans announced that to date, 50 projects featuring 178 affordable housing units have been built or are underway across Canada. This means that 178 families have, or will soon, realize their dream of homeownership.

More than $17.5 million in federal government funding has been invested so far,and more projects are in the works as the $32.4 million partnership between CMHC and Habitat for Humanity Canada is expected to create up to 414 new homes across the country. Habitat for Humanity homes will be energy-efficient and one in every five homes will be built to meet accessibility standards. Contributions from CMHC, provincial and municipal governments and hundreds of donors and volunteers enable Habitat for Humanity Canada to serve vulnerable populations including single mothers and their children, Indigenous peoples, recent immigrants, persons with disabilities, seniors and veterans.

The National Housing Strategy’s NHCF gives priority to projects that help those in greatest need, including women and children fleeing family violence, seniors, Indigenous Peoples, people with disabilities, those dealing with mental health and addictions, Veterans and young adults.

Quotes:

“This is great news for Canada as Canadians are one step closer to their dream of homeownership. Our Government is dedicated to helping those in need, which is why we are proud to be investing in Habitat for Humanity Canada. This partnership is already making a real difference in the lives of those families who now have a home that they can afford. Our Government remains committed to working with our partners to develop and implement solutions to housing across Canada.”

— The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development

“Safe housing lifts people up, helps families succeed and is the cornerstone of productive communities, including in Etobicoke Centre. Supporting Habitat for Humanity projects is one way our government helps provide safe, quality, and affordable homes for Canadians in greatest housing need.”

— Yvan Baker, Member of Parliament for Etobicoke Centre

“At a time when it matters most, our partnership with CMCH is helping to increase the impact we have at the local level and allows Habitats across Canada to achieve their goal of helping more families build strength, stability and independence through affordable homeownership.”

— Julia Deans, President and CEO, Habitat for Humanity Canada

Quick facts:

  • The Government of Canada is currently rolling out its National Housing Strategy (NHS), an ambitious 10-year, $55+ billion plan that will create 125,000 new housing units and lift 530,000 families out of housing need, as well as repair and renew more than 300,000 housing units and reduce chronic homelessness by 50 percent.
  • 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.
  • Investments are also planned in the NHCF to create or repair at least 4,000 shelter spaces for victims of family violence and create at least 7,000 new affordable housing units for seniors and 2,400 new affordable housing units for people with developmental disabilities.

 

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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 all levels of Canadian government, consumers and the housing industry. CMHC’s aim is that by 2030, everyone in Canada has a home they can afford, and that meets their needs. For more information, follow us on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn and Facebook.

To find out more about the National Housing Strategy, visit www.placetocallhome.ca.

The Habitat for Humanity model of affordable homeownership bridges a gap for people who face barriers to homeownership and would not otherwise qualify for a traditional mortgage. Local Habitat for Humanity organizations in every province and territory across Canada help build and rehabilitate decent and affordable homes, from single-family houses to multi-unit developments. With the help of volunteers and donors, Habitat helps families build their own homes and pay an affordable mortgage geared to their income. Safe, decent and affordable homeownership plays a critical role in helping families build a foundation for a life with better choices and more opportunities.

Information on this release:

Jessica Eritou
Office of the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development
[email protected]

Audrey-Anne Coulombe
Media Relations
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
613-748-2573
[email protected]

Laura Arlabosse-Stewart
Media contact
Habitat for Humanity Canada
416-822-1039
[email protected]

Backgrounder

As of November 16, 2020, the following CMHC-supported projects have been completed or are underway.

Local Habitat Project Address Funded units Additional Contributions CMHC Contribution Project Status as of Nov. 16, 2020
Camrose 5314-49 Ave, Camrose, AB 1 $237,976 $100,000 July 2021
Cornwall & The Counties 3 Eva Street, Cornwall, ON 1 $161,231 $100,000 December 2020
Edmonton Grand Prairie – 102A St Unit 12801 & 12805, AB 2 $515,000 $181,900 Completed
Edmonton Grand Prairie – 102A St Unit 12825 & 12829, AB 2 $515,000 $181,900 Completed
Edmonton Grand Prairie – 102A St Unit 12905 & 12909, AB 2 $515,000 $181,900 December 2020
Edmonton Grand Prairie – 102A St Unit 12929 & 12933, AB 2 $515,000 $181,900 December 2020
Fredericton Area 3 Burnett St , Oromocto, NB 1 $144,305 $96,203 November 2020
Greater Ottawa 6190 – 6204 Fortune Avenue, Ottawa, ON 5 $975,162 $500,000 4 units Completed
Greater Toronto Area 140 Pinery Trail, Toronto, ON 16 $5,076,940 $1,600,000 Completed
Greater Vancouver 32588 Cedar Valley Connector, Mission, BC 8 $2,244,380 $800,000 April 2021
Hamilton 134 Catharine Street N, Hamilton, ON 2 $535,272 $200,000 March 2021
Hamilton 2,6,10 Dennis Ave, Waterdown, ON 3 $634,071 $300,000 Completed
Heartland 36, 38 Forbes Street, London, ON 2 $268,898 $179,266 Completed
Kamloops 5101 Louie Rd & 5820 Loakin Bear, Neskonlith Indian Band, Kamloops, BC 2 $434,000 $200,000 March 2021
Kingston Limestone Region 60 Cowdy Street, Kingston, ON 1 $201,289 $100,000 December 2020
Manitoba 849 Stella Avenue, Winnipeg, MB 1 $190,263 $100,000 Completed
Manitoba 303 Burrin Ave. Winnipeg, MB 1 $199,363 $100,000 Completed
Manitoba 804 Arlington Street Winnipeg, MB 1 $200,463 $100,000 Completed
Manitoba 1497/1499 Logan Avenue, Winnipeg, MB 2 $311,076 $200,000 Completed
Manitoba 1357 Selkirk Avenue, Winnipeg, MB 1 $175,263 $100,000 Completed
Manitoba 60 Grove Street, Winnipeg, MB 1 $131,858 $87ˇ,906 Completed
Manitoba 542 College Avenue, Winnipeg, MB 1 $194,263 $100,000 Completed
Manitoba Units 1&2 61 Mercedes, Units 3,4,5,6,7,8
Templeton Ave., Winnipeg, MB
8 $1,587,064 $800,000 December 2020
Manitoba 95, 97 Matheson Avenue, Winnipeg, MB 2 $364,865 $200,000 1 unit Completed
Manitoba 251 Sherman, Manitoba, MB 1 $193,308 $100,000 December 2020
Manitoba 304 Taylor Ave, Selkirk, MB 1 $134,532 $89,688 December 2020
Mid-Vancouver Island 625 Jubilee Street, Duncan, BC 4 $677,997 $400,000 April 2021
Niagara 4401 4th Avenue, Niagara Falls, ON 1 $219,088 $100,000 Completed
Northumberland 22/24 University Avenue, Cobourg, ON 2 $272,579 $181,721 December 2020
Northumberland 600 Daintry Street, Cobourg ON 1 $153,650 $100,000 December 2020
Northumberland 7069 Beech Street, Hamilton ON 1 $223,000 $100,000 March 2021
Ontario Gateway North 132 North Shore Road, Pointe au Baril, ON 1 $175,000 $100,000 Completed
Peterborough & Kawartha Region 33 Lehays Lane Condos, Peterborough, ON 41 $7,290,954 $4,100,000 November 2021
Prince Edward Island 88 Oapus Trail, Lennox Island First Nation, PE 1 $101,655 $67,770 Completed
Prince Edward-Hastings 33, 37 & 39 Hannah Street, Trenton, ON 3 $463,502 $300,000 Completed
Quebec 659 rue Bourassa, Montreal, QC 1 $311,310 $100,000 Completed
Quebec 494 rue Langlois (Innovhauss), Sherbrooke, QC 1 $114,521 $76,347 Completed
Red Deer 5600 & 5604 Vista Trail, Blackfalds, AB 2 $390,700 $200,000 September 2021
Regina 1033 Edgar Street, Regina, SK 3 $518,811 $300,000 November 2020
Regina 914 Ominica Street West, Moose Jaw, SK 1 $119,297 $79,531 Completed
Saint John 2 Leeswood Drive, Quispamsis, NB 1 $141,900 $94,600 Completed
Sault Ste. Marie & Area 49 Oakwood, Sault Ste Marie, ON 1 $242,061 $100,000 December 2020
Southern Alberta 84 Silver Creek Crescent, NW, Calgary, AB 7 $1,042,607 $695,071 Completed
Southern Alberta 8485 64 Avenue NW, Calgary (Building 2), AB 7 $1,003,325 $668,883 January 2021
Southern Alberta 1305 36 St. SE, Calgary Radisson Phase II (Building 1), AB 4 $734,375 $400,000 January 2021
Southern Alberta 1313 36 St. SE, Calgary, Radisson Phase II (Building 2), AB 4 $734,375 $400,000 August 2021
Southern Alberta 1523/1525/1527/1529 36th St., Radisson, Calgary, AB 4 $740,759 $400,000 Completed
Vancouver Island North Units 1, 2, 3 477 Hilchey Road, Campbell River, BC 3 $610,000 $300,000 December 2020
Vancouver Island North Units 9, 10 1330 Lake Trail Road, Courtenay. BC 2 $427,000 $200,000 December 2020
Vancouver Island North Unit 4 & 5 477 Hilchey Road, Campbell River, BC 2 $317,000 $200,000 Completed
Wellington, Dufferin, Guelph 5 Cityview Drive, Guelph, ON 8 $1,649,836 $800,000 December 2020
Windsor-Essex 1056 Birch Avenue, Kingsville, ON 1 $184,191 $100,000 Completed
Yukon Unit 7 18 Bailey Place, Whitehorse, YK 1 $172,866 $100,000 Completed
Number of units completed or under construction as of Nov 16 178 $35,688,203 $17,544,586

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