NIAGARA FALLS, ON, July 22, 2022 /CNW/ – Currently, Chris Bittle, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Member of Parliament for St. Catharines, on behalf of the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Housing, Diversity and Inclusion, along with Steve Clark, Ontario’s Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, and Michael Parsa, Ontario’s Affiliate Minister of Housing, marked the grand opening of 6388 Hawkins Street.

By the Ontario Priorities Housing Initiative (OPHI), a joint system funded by the federal and provincial governments, the Authorities of Canada has invested practically $2.65 million in funding to assist the generation of 24 reasonably priced households for individuals dealing with or at danger of homelessness, as properly as $106,000 in SEED funding. The Province of Ontario contributed $960,000.

Owned and operated by Niagara Regional Housing, the minimal-increase condominium complex featuring a person-, two-, and a few-bedroom units also contains a Housing Very first Unit. ‘Housing First’ is a restoration-oriented method to ending homelessness that centres on quickly moving persons enduring homelessness into unbiased and long lasting housing, when giving supplemental ongoing supports and products and services as wanted in order to improve client outcomes and continue to keep them efficiently housed.


“Everybody deserves a safe and very affordable put to connect with home. Our federal government will carry on our attempts to build a lot more inexpensive housing and give the correct supports for those people who need to have it most, together with below in Niagara Falls. This is the National Housing Technique at function.” The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Housing and Variety and Inclusion

“Just about every Canadian warrants a harmless and reasonably priced spot to simply call property. Our federal government proceeds to function with our provincial associates, like the Governing administration of Ontario to uncover techniques to develop extra affordable houses that meet up with the demands of Canadians, which includes ideal right here in Niagara Falls. This is a person of the approaches our Nationwide Housing System continues to ensure no a single is left behind.”  Chris Bittle, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Member of Parliament for St. Catharines 

“Our government’s policies have shipped historic results in obtaining extra housing built faster and complement our approximately $4.4 billion investments around the previous 3 years to improve and improve neighborhood and supportive housing. We have also strengthened psychological wellness and addictions supports for individuals dealing with, or at possibility of homelessness. Guaranteeing all Ontarians have property that meets their requires and finances, primarily our most vulnerable, is a best priority for our federal government.”  The Honourable Steve Clark, Ontario’s Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing

“The lack of housing source impacts everybody. Our government is dedicated to supporting susceptible Ontarians through Ontario Priorities Housing Initiative and by doing work diligently with all concentrations of authorities. All people justifies a residence that meets their needs and finances.” – The Honourable Michael Parsa, Ontario’s Affiliate Minister for Housing

“Our governing administration is performing difficult to make certain just about every individual in Ontario has accessibility to risk-free and attainable housing. The province carries on to get the job done with our regional associates, which include the Niagara Area, to come across techniques to make a lot more attainable homes that meet the requires of regional residents. The completion of these new cost-effective units in Niagara Falls is aspect of that dedication.” – Sam Oosterhoff, MPP for Niagara West

Swift points:

  • The Govt of Canada’s National Housing Strategy (NHS) is an formidable, 10-yr system that will spend more than $72 billion to give much more Canadians a location to simply call property. This consists of funding in the direction of the Ontario Priorities Housing Initiative (OPHI).
  • The Ontario Priorities Housing Initiative (OPHI) delivers adaptable funding to address nearby housing priorities and enhance entry to affordable housing options. The initiative aids to enhance economical housing offer and increase the state of repair service of neighborhood housing inventory. This undertaking is acquiring $3.6 million in joint federal and provincial funding.
  • OPHI is a software below the CMHC-Ontario Bilateral Settlement. This 10-12 months settlement gives additional than $5.75 billion to defend, renew and broaden neighborhood housing, aid Ontario’s priorities connected to housing mend, construction and affordability, and provide immediate affordability support to Ontarians who want housing.
  • The Province has presented above $1.2 billion via the Social Expert services Aid Fund (SSRF), to assist municipal provider managers and Indigenous program administrators generate more time-term housing solutions and assist vulnerable Ontarians, together with all those who are homeless or at hazard of homelessness. This is 1 of the most significant investments produced in cost-effective housing and homelessness supports in the province’s background. The Regional Municipality of Niagara has been allotted more than $21 million via this fund.
  • Ontario has allocated nearly $4.4 billion over the past a few decades as section of its Community Housing Renewal Tactic and response to COVID-19 to support maintain, maintenance and improve neighborhood housing and assistance conclude homelessness. This includes the Social Services Relief Fund.

Involved one-way links:

  • As Canada’s authority on housing, Canada Property finance loan and Housing Company (CMHC) contributes to the security of the housing market place and economic program, offers assist for Canadians in housing require, and provides unbiased housing investigation and assistance to all stages of Canadian governing administration, customers and the housing sector. CMHC’s goal is that by 2030, absolutely everyone in Canada has a household they can find the money for, and that meets their desires. For far more details, you should go to or abide by us on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn and Facebook.
  • Ontario is fully commited to increasing housing supply across the province, whilst having the best benefit for taxpayers. Cutting pink tape will bring housing to industry more quickly – top to lessen housing costs and aiding folks continue to keep additional of their tricky-acquired dollars. For a lot more information and facts on cost-effective housing in Ontario, pay a visit to or observe us on Twitter.

Source Canada House loan and Housing Company

For more details: Daniele Medlej, Office of the Minister of Housing and Diversity and Inclusion, [email protected] Media Relations, Canada Home loan and Housing Corporation, [email protected] Chris Poulos, Workplace of the Ontario Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, [email protected] MMAH Communications Branch, [email protected]