Province supports new affordable housing project on Pitt St.

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Province supports new affordable housing project on Pitt St.
From right, Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry MPP Jim McDonell, City of Cornwall Mayor Glen Grant, Mellissa Morgan, Administrator, Cornwall SDG Human Services Department, and Lisa Smith, Manager of Housing Services, Cornwall SDG Human Services Department, stand on the site for the new affordable housing building on Pitt Street, Thursday, March 17 in Cornwall, ON. Submitted photo.

CORNWALL, Ontario – The province of Ontario has announced $3,838,775 in funding to help the City of Cornwall build 16 affordable housing units on Pitt St.

“Affordable and accessible housing is needed to ensure quality of life for local residents, and this project will go a long way in addressing this necessity,” said Jim McDonell, MPP for Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry in a press release about the announcement on Thursday, March 17.

The units will consist of six buildings which will be located on the west side of Pitt St. just south of the Hwy. 401 overpass.

“The announcement of financial support from Minister Steve Clark and the Provincial Government is very welcome news for Cornwall and Stormont Dundas and Glengarry counties,” said City of Cornwall Mayor Glen Grant. “The Mayor’s Affordable Housing Task Force has identified the many needs in housing and this announcement will help to fill some of the void in our housing needs. Our community appreciates your financial assistance.”

Each building will contain up-to eight two-bedroom stacked townhouses and approximately 20 per cent of which will be built for accessibility. Each unit will be built with energy efficiency in mind.

“Quality affordable housing solutions are essential to help create a stable foundation for generations to come,” said Mellissa Morgan, Cornwall SDG Human Services Administrator. “Addressing the lack of affordable housing supply requires a long-term strategy, which includes continued critical funding commitments such as this.”

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