Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) has announced the opening of a new rental housing project in Saskatchewan.
The Government of Canada and the Province of Saskatchewan, along with Canadian Mental Health Association Prince Albert (CMHA), officially opened Joni's Place, a new rental housing project in Prince Albert for individuals living with persistent and complex mental health challenges and other concurrent disorders who require support to secure and maintain housing. The project consists of six one-bedroom units, each approximately 560 ft2 (52 m2).
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"Our Government is investing in affordable housing here in Prince Albert and across Canada to help create affordable, secure housing, and improve the quality of life for those who need it most,” said Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness on behalf of Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and Minister Responsible for CMHC.
“With our partners like the Canadian Mental Health Association, we are providing a helping hand for individuals in need, and in doing so, we are contributing to the economic and social well-being of the entire community."
"Our government is pleased to see the completion of Joni's Place, which will help hard-to-house people improve and maintain their health and wellbeing,” said Joe Hargave, Minister of Crown Investments Corporation and Member of the Legislative Assembly for Prince Albert Carlton. “We know how important it is that places like this exist to provide a safe place to live for vulnerable individuals who required extra supports. We are pleased to work with the Federal Government and CMHA Prince Albert to continue to work towards providing sustainable, affordable housing for Saskatchewan people in greatest need."