SAN JUAN, N.B., August 22, 2022 /CNW/ – Today, wayne longmember of parliament for San JuanRothesayOn behalf of the Honorable Ahmed Hussen, Minister for Housing and Diversity and Inclusion, dorothy shepardMinister of Social Development, and Arlene DunnMLA for Saint John Harbour, announced an investment of just over $3.6 million to support a 12-unit building for transitional housing for women who have experienced homelessness.

Government of Canada (CNW Group/Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation)

Government of Canada (CNW Group/Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation)

The funding allocated by governments is as follows:

  • government of Canada Quick Housing Initiative – $1.4 million

  • Government of Social Development of New Brunswick – $480,000 and 12 rent supplements for 20 years that are equivalent to approximately $1.4 million

  • Saint John Regional Development Corporation – $400,000 contribution through the Community Development Fund

The project developed by the Coverdale Center for Women aims to address the needs and gaps in transitional housing for women experiencing episodic or chronic homelessness. It will include four accessible units and a courtyard that will have a common outdoor space to provide gardening opportunities.

The Coverdale Center for Women has been serving and providing services to vulnerable women and children in the community since 1975.


“Everyone deserves safe and affordable housing. That’s why it’s important to support local partners like the Coverdale Center for Women to develop more housing options for vulnerable members of our population, particularly women facing difficult situations. The National Fund for Co -Investment in Housing allows our government to continue its ongoing efforts to support non-profit organizations in order to better serve the needs of our citizens around the world. Canada. This is the National Housing Strategy in action.” Minister ahmed hussenMinister of Housing and Diversity and Inclusion

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“Our government is committed to providing communities with the support they need to build the capacity to develop local solutions to homelessness. Access to adequate and affordable housing is the foundation for socioeconomic success. It supports better outcomes in education and health.” , better job prospects, and better community engagement and cohesion, not to mention economic growth and financial security.” – wayne longmember of parliament for Saint John—Rothesay

“We are very pleased to support this important housing project for the Coverdale Women’s Center, which has been providing services to vulnerable women and children in San Juan for many years. This is designed to give women the opportunity to re-enter the housing market by providing them with a safe, temporary place to live, complete with comprehensive services and the resources necessary for every woman’s success.” dorothy shepardMinister of Social Development

Fast facts:

  • The government of CanadaThrough CMHC, it works with its provincial and territorial partners to reduce the number of Canadians in need by improving access to affordable housing.

  • The Rapid Housing Initiative (RHI) it’s a $2.5 billion under the National Housing Strategy (National Health Service) to help address the urgent housing needs of vulnerable Canadians through the rapid construction of more than 10,000 units of affordable housing.

  • The RHI takes a human rights-based approach to housing, serving people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless and other vulnerable people, including women and children fleeing domestic violence, older people, young adults, villages Indigenous people, people with disabilities, people experiencing mental health and addiction issues, veterans, LGBTQ2S+ people, Black and Racial Canadians, recent immigrants, and refugees.

  • Units are intended to be built within 12 months of funds being provided to program applicants (with some exceptions). Units in the north and remote communities are targeted to be built within 18 months.

  • The 2022 budget proposes to provide $1.5 billion over the next two years to extend the RHI and create an additional 6,000 affordable housing units throughout Canadawith at least 25% of funding going to women-focused housing projects.

  • The government of Canada The National Housing Strategy (NHS) is an ambitious 10-year plan that will invest more than $72 billion to give more Canadians a place to call home.

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Associated links:

  • What Canada housing authority, the Canadian Housing and Mortgage Corporation (CMHC) contributes to the stability of the housing market and financial system, supports Canadians in need of housing, and provides impartial research and advice on housing at all levels of the Canadian government, consumers and the housing industry. industry. CMHC’s goal is that by 2030, everyone in Canada you have a house that you can afford and that meets your needs. For more information please visit or follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Youtube, LinkedIn Y Facebook.

  • To learn more about the National Housing Strategy, visit

  • Check the National Housing Strategy Map of Housing Financing Initiatives to see the affordable housing projects that have been developed in Canada.

Government of New Brunswick (CNW Group/Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation)

Government of New Brunswick (CNW Group/Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation)

SOURCE Housing and Mortgage Corporation of Canada



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