Peter Milczyn Minister of Housing and Minister Responsible for the Poverty Reduction Strategy has said that “We are proud to be working with our federal and Indigenous partners to address the unique needs of First Nation, Inuit and Metis seeking off-reserve housing. We believe everyone in the province deserves a safe and affordable place to call home, and this investment is key to fulfilling that vision.”

The governments of Canada and Ontario are proud to partner to fund affordable rental housing for Indigenous residents in the northeastern Ontario Township of Val Rita-Harty. The development on De L’Église Avenue in Val Rita, spearheaded by Ontario Aboriginal Housing Services (OAHS), will provide 10 new units of affordable rental housing.

The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and Minister Responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), and the Honourable Peter Milczyn, Minister of Housing and Minister Responsible for the Poverty Reduction Strategy, made the announcement.

The new rental housing was celebrated at an event today at the Val Rita Recreational Park on Deschenaux Street as part of a tree planting celebration recognizing Indigenous peoples in Val Rita-Harty.

The development received $1.7 million in combined federal and provincial funding through the Investment in Affordable Housing agreement.

 

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