August 18, 2017 1:37 pm

New affordable housing project underway in Regina

The housing project consists of six one-bedroom and six two-bedroom units in a four level apartment building.

David Baxter / Global News
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Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Regina Pasqua MLA Muhammad Fiaz and Mayor Fougere, as well as Gabriel Housing Corporation, were on hand Friday to officially break ground for a new 12-unit rental housing project for single parents who require support.

The housing project consists of six one-bedroom and six two-bedroom units in a four level apartment building.

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“Our government is working hard to provide Canadians with safe and affordable housing, which is the foundation of strong, productive communities,” said Goodale.

“We are proud to support the creation of these new affordable rental housing units which will help improve the well-being of single-parent families here in Regina.”

The City of Regina is providing $240,000 in funding, plus additional incentives towards the project. Gabriel is contributing about $1.1 million in the form of cash/land equity and mortgage financing.

“The City of Regina is proud to be able to assist in the construction of this project,” Mayor Fougere said.

“City Council has housing incentives that help provide housing for those most in need, and Gabriel Housing has an incredible history in these partnerships.

These supportive housing units are absolutely crucial in ensuring all our citizens can stay in their own home, be productive and thrive.”

This investment supports Saskatchewan’s Poverty Reduction Strategy goal of ensuring Saskatchewan people have access to affordable, safe, secure and stable housing.

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