Media Release

November 19, 2021

Strengthening Housing Partnerships to Support Vulnerable Populations

The Governments of Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador today announced seven successful recipients of the Provincial Housing and Homelessness Partnership Fund.

Today’s investment of $1.5 million will strengthen partnerships within our communities that will help to address emerging provincial housing priorities while supporting the broad outcomes and objectives within the 10-year National Housing Strategy (NHS), launched in 2017.

Organizations and municipalities receiving funding are:

  • Salvation Army Center of Hope – $250,000
  • Stella’s Circle – $250,000
  • Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay – $250,000
  • Anglican Homes Inc. – $200,000
  • Qalipu Mi’Kmaq First Nation Band – $63,000
  • Central Residential Services Board – $200,000
  • City of St. John’s – $250,000

The Provincial Housing and Homelessness Partnership Fund is designed to support projects throughout the province which leverage partnerships and strengthen capacity of the community housing sector to provide housing options for low-income households.

Investments are intended to target vulnerable populations, including women and children fleeing domestic violence, Indigenous peoples, seniors, young adults, persons with disabilities, persons experiencing mental health and addictions issues, and persons experiencing or at imminent risk of homelessness.

This investment also builds on the recently announced Canada Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Benefit. Through a cost-shared investment of $74.3 million, Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation will expand the number of households receiving support to rent in the private market from 1,800 to over 2,600 by 2027-28.

The Canada Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Benefit will target households in severe core housing need and provide a direct housing affordability benefit to improve housing outcomes for some of our province’s most vulnerable populations.

“Having a safe, comfortable and affordable home is something many of us take for granted yet not everyone is fortunate to have such circumstances. Through the Provincial Housing and Homelessness Partnership Fund, we are working with our federal, municipal, Indigenous and community partners, to building stronger communities and provide housing supports to those who need them most.”
Honourable Andrew Furey
Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador

“The projects announced today through the Provincial Housing and Homelessness Partnership Fund are the result of great partnerships, working together to respond to housing and homelessness needs in our communities. This funding, along with the recently announced Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Benefit, builds on the work we have started to ensure all Newfoundlanders and Labradorians have safe, stable and affordable housing.
Honourable John G. Abbott
Minister of Children, Seniors and Social Development
Minister Responsible for the Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation

 “Every Canadian deserves a safe and affordable place to call home. Through announcements such as this, we clearly see what collaboration can achieve. Together with our partners, our government is supplying the people of St. John’s and beyond with affordable housing and the peace of mind to raise their families in a safe and healthy environment. Congratulations to the successful proponents. Together, we are building hope and a better country that leaves no one behind.”
Honourable Ahmed Hussen
Minister of Housing and Diversity and Inclusion and
Minister Responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation

“Canada’s National Housing Strategy is providing affordable homes for the people of St. John’s South – Mount Pearl and across Newfoundland and Labrador. Through a collaborative ten year plan, we’re ensuring that our strategy helps our most vulnerable citizens first and foremost. Partnerships like the one we are celebrating here today are important to finding every Canadian a safe place to call home.”
Honourable Seamus O’Regan
Minister of Labour
Member of Parliament for St. John’s South-Mount Pearl

“The Salvation Army continues to partner with government to support the needs of our community. We are grateful today for this extension of support from the Federal and Provincial government that will enable us to provide accommodation for those needing a place to call home”.
Lt.-Colonel Eddie Vincent
Divisional Commander, The Salvation Army, Newfoundland and Labrador

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