More Money for Affordable Housing

More Money for Affordable Housing

On Tuesday, June 21, CCOC hosted an announcement about new funding for affordable housing in Ontario.The event featured the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Federal Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and the Honourable Chris Ballard, Ontario’s Minister of Housing and Minister responsible for the Poverty Reduction Strategy.

Ray MCing the funding announcement

Ray MCing the funding announcement

The Ministers signed a renewed Investing in Affordable Housing (IAH) Program agreement, doubling the current funding levels to over $336 million over the next two years. CCOC’s Executive Director Ray Sullivan acted as Master of Ceremonies and provided Minister Ballard with a quick tour of the Beaver Barracks property. More information on the agreement can be found on the Government of Ontario website.

Affordable housing works.

And it works best when we’re all working together. This was a message that was repeated by both Ministers and Ray during the announcement.

Government funding means that organizations like CCOC can leverage money, turning $336 million into $1 billion. We’re excited to see what the future of affordable housing can look like!

Ray with Ministers Ballard and Duclos, along with Ottawa area MPP John Fraser and MPs Karen McCrimmon and Chandra Arya

Left to right – Ottawa-South MPP John Fraser, CCOC’s Ray Sullivan, Ontario Minister of Housing Chris Ballard, Kanata-Carleton MP Karen McCrimmon,  Federal Minister of Families, Children and Social Development Jean-Yves Duclos, Nepean MPP Chandra Arya

The Government of Canada is working to create a National Housing Strategy and they want your feedback. Visit today to have your say.

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