The Honourable Lisa Dempster, Minister Responsible for the Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation, and Churence Rogers, 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) attended the official opening of the New Life Community Church housing project today in Clarenville. Minster Dempster and MP Rogers were joined at the event by Colin Holloway, MHA for Terra Nova.
Funded through an equally cost-shared $1.25 million investment by the Governments of Newfoundland and Labrador and Canada under the 2014-19 Investment in Affordable Housing Agreement, the 10-unit supportive housing facility assists individuals with complex needs.
Furthermore, the New Life Community Church also received an additional $73,000 through the Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation’s Provincial Homelessness Fund to support the completion of the project.
“We are very proud to support this facility in partnership with the Federal Government and the New Life Community Church. By having a clear, shared vision with input and expertise from real people with lived experience, community partners and varying levels of government, we will continue to work together to improve housing options and conditions for those most in need.”
Honourable Lisa Dempster
Minister of Children, Seniors and Social Development and Minister Responsible for the Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation
“Our government is investing in affordable housing to help create jobs and improve the quality of life for those who need it most. This funding will help people in Clarenville access safe and affordable housing that meets their needs. The official opening of the New Life Community Church housing project is truly a victory. Most importantly, it demonstrates what we can accomplish when we work together.”
Member of Parliament for Bonavista-Burin-Trinity
“Sustainable communities have a mixture of housing options available to its residents. This investment in the New Life Community Church supportive housing project represents a lasting and valuable contribution to the Town of Clarenville. Congratulations to everyone who helped to make this wonderful project a reality.”
MHA for Terra Nova
“We are very grateful for the support of the Federal and Provincial Governments which have made this project possible. As a non-profit partner, we recognized the need to expand and improve the range of comfortable and supportive housing options available to meet the needs of residents in Clarenville and surrounding communities.”
Pastor Albert Trask
New Life Community Church
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Children, Seniors and Social Development
Office of the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development
Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation
Government Members Office
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
New Life Community Church