New affordable housing developments announced for province

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The provincial and federal governments today announced $1.54 million in funding toward the construction of six new affordable housing projects for seniors, persons with disabilities, families and individuals throughout the province.
Funding for these projects has been made available through Canada's Economic Action Plan and the 2009 extension of the Affordable Housing Initiative (AHI).
The federal and provincial governments are contributing equally to this overall investment of $69 million under the amended Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Affordable Housing Program Agreement.
"Through Canada's Economic Action Plan, our government is helping individuals, families, seniors and persons with disabilities in Newfoundland and Labrador during these tough economic times," Senator Fabian Manning said on behalf of federal Human Resources Minister Diane Finley.
"By funding projects like these ones, the government is providing quality, affordable housing to many residents in our community while creating jobs and stimulating our economy."
Tom Hedderson, Minister of Transportation and Works and Minister Responsible for Newfoundland Labrador Housing (Housing), said that research shows there is an increased aging population across the country.
"This scenario is likely to continue over the next three decades, and as a government we must continue to forge partnerships that will provide more housing opportunities for this group," Hedderson said. "These new developments will make 44 new homes available for seniors and persons with disabilities. This is another example of what our combined support for social housing can achieve, and it is a public record of the Williams Government's commitment to providing our seniors with quality, affordable housing."

Organizations: Affordable Housing Initiative, Williams Government

Geographic location: Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador

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