HAMILTON — The federal government and the City of Hamilton have announced joint funding of $64 million to build or repair 214 homes for families on four sites in Hamilton.
Some of the funding targets housing for seniors, women and children fleeing domestic violence, people with mental health or addiction issues and Indigenous people, stated a release.
The federal government will provide $45 million and the City of Hamilton will contribute $19.1 million.
The federal funding will be provided through National Housing Strategy programs, including the Rental Construction Financing Initiative and the Rapid Housing Initiative.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was on hand for the announcement, joining Hamilton Mayor Andrea Horwath.
“All across the country, I hear from Canadians that the cost of housing is a top concern – and that’s why we are rapidly investing to build more homes. Today’s investment to build and repair hundreds of homes in Hamilton will make housing more affordable, create good jobs for the middle class, and grow the economy,” stated Trudeau.