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Community Housing Fund supports new housing initiatives in PEI

Three community organizations in Prince Edward Island are receiving funding to support new housing projects through the Community Housing Fund. The fund is in association with the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) and is aimed at supporting the creation of new affordable housing initiatives for vulnerable populations, especially those on assisted living or those who require increased support.

The three organizations set to be the beneficiaries of the funding are:

Lennox Island Health Centre: Set to receive $50,000 for project planning and design to build a transitional housing facility in the community. The housing facility will support the existing women’s shelter and help increase its capacity. Additionally, the housing facility will provide services to help those transitioning to a more independent style of living. The health center intends to improve living conditions and build a sustainable future for women and children in the community.

L’Alliance pour le développement durable de l’île-du-Prince Édouard (L’ADDIPE): Receiving $13,500 under the capacity building and research stream. Going with their theme, Un chez-nous pour tout le monde (a home for everyone), L’ADDIPE will work with communities in the Evangeline region to determine the current housing situation and identify future needs for affordable housing. This will be done through surveys and stakeholder meetings.

Reno Kings Construction: Granted $11,999.95, also under the capacity building and research stream, for their Safe Home Project. This project focuses on developing affordable housing solutions for both long-term islanders and newcomers. The funds will be used to conduct community engagement in Souris and Miscouche to pinpoint present and anticipated housing needs, with a special focus on the feasibility of constructing tiny homes.

Shelley Muzika, Executive Director of the Canadian Mental Health Association PEI Division, congratulates the recipients of the Community Housing Fund and believes that these initiatives will provide much-needed capacity building, research, and construction support to the development of affordable housing in the PEI region. 

Source: Government of Prince Edward Island