Canada and Ontario to build 49 affordable homes in Paris, near Brantford city

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Brantford/CMEDIA: A combined $3 million investment to fund 49 new affordable homes in Paris, near the City of Brantford, was Jointly announced today on behalf of Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing for Ontario by Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Housing and Diversity and Inclusion, Bryan May, Member of Parliament for Cambridge, Matthew Rae, Parliamentary Assistant to Ontario’s Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, and Will Bouma, Member of Provincial Parliament for Brantford-Brantford, a news release said.

With a total of 49 units, the new four-storey apartment building will offer accessible living with barrier-free apartments including units specially designed for people experiencing sensory loss, such as low vision and hearing loss.

Also included in the apartment building will be affordable rentals for survivors of domestic violence, Indigenous people, and small families with mixed-income levels with some households receiving rent assistance and subsidies.

With common space the building will also feature amenities on the main floor such as laundry, a common area and electric scooter parking.

Residents will be close to amenities such as public transportation, grocery stores, pharmacies, schools, and employment opportunities.

Funding provided for this project includes $2.45 million from the federal government through the National Housing Strategy’s National Housing Co-Investment Fund, $260,000 from the provincial and federal governments through Ontario Priorities Housing Initiative (OPHI), and $340,000 from the provincial government through Social Services Relief Fund (SSRF).

Construction of the project started Spring 2023 with a completion date estimated in December 2024.

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