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Shepherds of Good Hope announces $3.65 million in federal funding for Montreal Road Project

Ottawa, ON – Monday June 10, 2019 – Today, the Canadian and Mortgage Housing Corporation announced $3.65 million in funding to go toward Shepherds of Good Hope’s fifth supportive housing facility, 765 Montreal Road.

Every Canadian deserves a safe and affordable place to call home. That is why, in May 2018, the Government of Canada launched the National Housing Co-Investment Fund (NHCF), the largest program of its kind in Canadian history.

Today in Ottawa, Mona Fortier, Member of Parliament for Ottawa–Vanier, on behalf of the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and the Minister responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), announced a federal government financial commitment of over $3.65 million for the Shepherds of Good Hope’s Montreal Road Supportive Housing Build.

Thanks to this commitment by the NHCF, a pillar initiative of the National Housing Strategy (NHS), and to the investments of other partners, notably the City of Ottawa and the Province of Ontario, this project by Shepherds of Good Hope will provide 42 affordable homes meant for those who have experienced chronic homelessness and require 24-hour services.

Shepherds of Good Hope is a charitable organization that helps stabilize people at risk of homelessness through specialized shelter programs and provides permanent homes with on-site, around-the-clock support in their supportive housing facilities.

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Quotes:

“Our Government is dedicated to helping those in need, which is why we are proud to be investing in this project. The Montreal Road Supportive Housing Build will help some of the most vulnerable in our community by providing a safe place to call home for those who have experienced homelessness. Through the National Housing Strategy, our government has an ambitious goal of reducing chronic homelessness in Canada by at least 50%. The work being done by Shepherds of Good Hope is taking us one step closer to that goal.” – Mona Fortier, Member of Parliament for Ottawa–Vanier

“Shepherds of Good Hope is a proven leader in tackling the crisis of homelessness. That is why our Government are enthusiastic supporters of this project. We are committed to investing in affordable and safe housing in Ottawa, Ontario, and across the country so that every Canadian has a place to call home.” – Adam Vaughan, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development

“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 the provincial and federal governments and with Shepherds of Good Hope, the City is increasing its supportive housing stock while helping our most vulnerable adults.” – Jim Watson, Mayor, City of Ottawa

“We are thrilled we will be able to provide permanent homes for 42 currently homeless individuals of all genders. Our innovative 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

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