Prime Minister Justin Trudeau makes affordable housing announcement in Hamilton

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Published July 20, 2021 at 5:45 pm

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The City of Hamilton is getting an additional 95 rental units as part of an affordable housing investment from the Canadian government. 

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made the announcement at Indwell’s Royal Oak Dairy project in Hamilton’s Landsdale neighbourhood on Tuesday (July 20).

“As we finish the fight against COVID-19, finding an affordable place to live remains a challenge for many Canadians in communities across the country,” said Trudeau.

“Today’s announcement is great news for families in Ontario, and we will continue to help all Canadians find safe, affordable housing. Thanks to smart investments like these, we will grow our middle class, fight climate change, and build back better for all Canadians.”

The federal government is spending $5 million to build affordable housing units in Hamilton, London, Mississauga, Simcoe, and Kitchener through the Affordable Housing Innovation Fund.

Trudeau was joined by Hamilton MP and Labour Minister, Filomena Tassi and Ahmed Hussen, minister of families, children and social development.

“Every Canadian deserves a safe and affordable place to call home,” said Hussen. “The government is taking action by investing across the housing spectrum in innovative solutions to housing challenges, to increase the supply of affordable housing.”

In Dec. 2020, the feds announced Hamilton would receive $10.8 million through the Rapid Housing Initiative to support the creation of 45 new affordable units in under 12 months.

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