Government of Canada to Build Affordable Housing in Newcastle for Seniors
Every Canadian deserves a safe and affordable place to call home. That is why, in May 2018, the Government launched the National Housing Co-Investment Fund (NHCF), the largest program of its kind in Canadian history.
Today in Newcastle, Kim Rudd, Member of Parliament for Northumberland—Peterborough South, on behalf of the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and Minister responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), announced a $5.1 million financial commitment from the federal government for the Parkview Seniors Lodge.
Thanks to this commitment by the NHCF, a pillar initiative of the National Housing Strategy (NHS), and to the investments of other partners, notably Newcastle Lodge for Senior and Family Dwelling and the Region of Durham, this project by Newcastle Lodge for Senior and Family Dwelling will provide 37 new homes for seniors, 30 of which will be affordable.
Newcastle Lodge for Senior and Family Dwelling has been successfully operating a 43-unit affordable seniors focused apartment residence for the past 36 years. Parkview Seniors Lodge will be an expansion of the exisitng building.
“As part of the National Housing Strategy, we are working to improve the lives of seniors in Newcastle and across Canada by building safe and affordable housing that will allow seniors to retire in dignity. That is why we are proud to be supporting the Parkview Seniors Lodge. Seniors are important members of our community. That is why we are returning the age of eligibility for Old Age Security (OAS) and the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) to 65 and increasing the GIS for single seniors.” – Kim Rudd, Member of Parliament for Northumberland—Peterborough South