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August 14, 2017
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Federal and Provincial Investments Provide New Affordable Housing Units in Clarenville

An official groundbreaking was held today for a new affordable housing complex to be constructed in Clarenville.

The Honourable Judy Foote, Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Member of Parliament for Bonavista-Burin-Trinity, on behalf of the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and Minister Responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), along with Colin Holloway, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Environment and MHA for Terra Nova, on behalf of the Honourable Lisa Dempster, Minister of Children, Seniors and Social Development and Minister Responsible for Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation, made the announcement today.

The federal and provincial governments will contribute $1.25 million to New Life Christian Centre Inc., the local non-profit who will lead the development of this project. Once completed, the development will consist of 10 two-bedroom units designed to accommodate persons with complex needs.

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“Safe, stable and affordable housing is fundamental to the social and economic well-being of individuals, families and communities throughout Newfoundland and Labrador. Investments in housing involve working together with community partners and all levels of government. I am proud of our successful partnerships and the ability to deliver stable housing, which not only provides positive change in people’s lives, but contributes to their overall well-being."
Honourable Lisa Dempster
Minister of Children, Seniors and Social Development and Minister Responsible for Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation

“The peace of mind that comes with having a secure and stable home is invaluable. This is why our government is glad to be involved in the creation of these 10 new units which will provide families and individuals with complex needs in Clarenville with affordable and quality housing while supporting the local economy.”
Honourable Judy Foote
Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Member of Parliament for Bonavista-Burin-Trinity 

“Research shows that healthy communities offer a range of housing options for its residents, especially for individuals with complex mental health needs. Today, as a community, and in partnerships with the Town of Clarenville and the New Christian Life Church, we are taking steps to advance this vision. I wish to commend everyone involved in making this project a success and I look forward to the day when these buildings are new homes for some of the most vulnerable individuals in the community”.
Colin Holloway
MHA for Terra Nova

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Media contacts
Krista Dalton
Children, Seniors and Social Development
709-729-3768, 685-6492
kristadalton@gov.nl.ca

Jenny Bowring
Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation
709-724-3055
jmbowring@nlhc.nl.ca

Joanne Freeman 
Constituency Assistant for
Colin Holloway, MHA for Terra Nova
709-466-4165
joannefreeman@gov.nl.ca

Natalie Chavarie
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
902-426-4262
nchavari@cmhc-schl.gc.ca

Émilie Gauduchon
Press Secretary, Office of Minister Duclos
819-654-5546
Emilie.Gauduchon@hrsdc-rhdcc.gc.ca