CANADA CREATES MORE TRANSITIONAL HOUSING FOR WOMEN IN LETHBRIDGE

LETHBRIDGE, AB, August 26, 2022 /CNW/ – Vulnerable women recovering from addiction and mental health issues now have access to increased support in Lethbridge.

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Today, the Honorable Ahmed Hussen, Minister for Housing and Diversity and Inclusion, along with Jorge ChahalMember of Parliament for Calgary Skyview, and the Streets Alive Family Support Association, announced a combined contribution of more than $1.6 million to support additional transitional beds for women in recovery from addictions and mental health issues in Lethbridge. With this, the total number of beds available in the Temporary Home for Women of Segue amounts to 20.

The government of Canada is providing a federal investment of more than $212,000 through the National Housing Co-Investment Fund (NHCF). In addition, the Streets Alive Family Support Association is investing more than $1.4 million.

The facility will house women in 3 stages of recovery, from 30 days to 3 years. . This expansion project responds to the current drug crisis that the community is experiencing.

Construction is complete.

Quotes:

“Everyone deserves a safe place to call to call their own. Our government will continue its efforts to provide Canadians with the stability and security they need across the country, including here in Lethbridge. These investments are helping community members heal, which benefits everyone. This is the National Housing Strategy in action.” – The Honorable Ahmed Hussen, Minister for Housing and Diversity and Inclusion

“Through collaboration with partners and vendors, our government is providing women in need in Lethbridge and through Canada with safe transitional housing and access to essential support services. Access to supportive housing is the foundation for socioeconomic success. It supports better education and health outcomes, better job prospects, and better community participation and cohesion, not to mention economic growth and financial security.”Jorge ChahalMember of Parliament for Calgary Skyview

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“The investment has enabled our organization to help many more women find security, peace and a new sense of self-worth that can only come from the security of supportive housing.” Streets Alive Family Support Association

Fast facts:

  • the National Housing Co-Investment Fund (NHCF) is a program under the National Housing Strategy (NHS) that prioritizes projects that help people who need it most, including women and children fleeing family violence, older people, indigenous people, people living with disabilities, people with mental health or addiction problems, veterans and young adults.

  • With a budget of $13.2 billionNHCF plans to:

  • Budget 2022 proposes to advance $2.9 billion in financing under the NHCF to accelerate the creation of up to 4,300 new units and the repair of up to 17,800 units.

  • 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.

Related links:

  • What Canada housing authority, CMHC contributes to the stability of the housing market and financial system, supports Canadians in need of housing, and provides impartial housing research and advice to all levels of Canadian government, consumers and the housing industry. living place. 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 cmhc.ca or follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Youtube, LinkedIn Y Facebook.

  • To learn more about the National Housing Strategy, visit: placetocallhome.ca

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

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SOURCE Housing and Mortgage Corporation of Canada

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