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Feds announce Rapid Housing funding for Kingston

DCN-JOC News Services
Feds announce Rapid Housing funding for Kingston

KINGSTON, ONT. – The federal government has announced plans to spend $7.4 million on four affordable housing projects in Kingston, Ont.

The projects will create 47 new homes under the Rapid Housing Initiative (RHI). The four projects are located at 1 Curtis Cr., 113 Lower Union St., 3 Cassidy St. and 805 Ridley Dr. stated a Nov. 26 release.

The units will accommodate people who are in uncertain housing situations, experiencing or at risk of homelessness, or living in temporary shelters because of the pandemic. All units will be completed by the end of next year.

The RHI now has funding of $2.5 billion, with a recent injection of $1.5 billion targeted to create 4,500 new spaces.

“Through the Rapid Housing Initiative we were initially required to create 28 new units. However, through some great community collaboration, we’re now creating 47 units between four separate housing projects that will serve a variety of needs in our community,” said Kingston Mayor Bryan Paterson in a statement.

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