Gatineau, Quebec – The Coopérative d’habitation Faubourg de Hull now has the necessary funds to complete its renovation and retrofit project. A total of 24 social housing units for seniors and low-income families and individuals will be repaired and renovated thanks to a $247,096.18 contribution. Hull–Aylmer MP Greg Fergus, speaking on behalf of the Hon. Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Children, Families and Social Development and Minister Responsible for CMHC, also announced a $71,774.29 grant for the Coop sur l’île, a $48,000 grant for the Coop de la Falaise and a $41,092.07 grant for the Coop Val Tétreau.
“Our government is proud to contribute to the retrofitting of these 24 affordable housing units that will help those who need it the most here in Gatineau. Congratulations to all of the partners who contributed to this project. Affordable housing provides more than just a roof over their heads, it improves the quality of life of residents and promotes the well-being of the entire community. Our investments help Canadians improve their lives and those of their families and children, and contribute to Canada’s prosperity.” — Greg Fergus, MP for Hull–Aylmer.
“Housing cooperatives are community-based projects that help strengthen neighborhood life. Thanks to the funding we have received from the Government of Canada, we will be able to continue to offer low-cost housing to the residents of Gatineau. In a world where housing has become a speculative market, reinvesting in housing coops will provide more opportunities for residents to improve their well-being. We applaud the Government of Canada for this initiative and encourage it to continue to support cooperative housing.” — Robert Gratton, liaison officer for the Coop Du Faubourg and for Habitat urbain de l’Outaouais.