Breaking ground on Shepherds of Good Hope’s fifth supportive housing residence
Ottawa, ON – Tuesday May 28, 2019 – Today, Shepherds of Good Hope (SGH) was accompanied by Mayor Jim Watson, Rawlson King, Councillor for Rideau-Rockcliffe Ward, and Mathieu Fleury, Councillor for Rideau-Vanier Ward, and Mona Fortier, Member of Parliament for Ottawa-Vanier to celebrate the construction of SGH’s newest supportive housing facility. Funding from the City of Ottawa, in addition to funds raised by SGH for this residence aligns with the City’s 10 Year Plan on Housing and Homelessness. Shepherds of Good Hope’s fifth supportive housing facility will be located at the corner of Montreal and Lang’s road.
Breaking ground has officially begun and would not have been made possible without a $7 million funding investment from the City of Ottawa for this 11M project.
“We are thrilled to be able to provide homes for 42 currently homeless individuals of all genders. Our supportive housing model is specifically designed to meet the complex needs of homeless adults who have experienced trauma, resulting in mental health challenges and addictions.”
Deirdre Freiheit, President and CEO of Shepherds of Good Hope
“The City of Ottawa is committed to providing safe and affordable housing for all its residents and ending chronic homelessness as set out in our 10-Year Housing and Homeless Plan. By working collaboratively with Shepherds of Good Hope and investing in new supporting housing residences, the City is increasing its supportive housing stock while helping our most vulnerable adults.”
Jim Watson, Mayor of the City of Ottawa