TORONTO — The federal government, through the Major Cities Stream of the Rapid Housing Initiative (RHI), is putting $14 million towards the immediate construction of 51 affordable low-rise apartment homes in Toronto.
These homes will be part of a modular supportive housing build located at 150 Dunn Ave. and will be geared towards those who are exiting or at risk of homelessness, with a focus on seniors, women and racialized people.
According to a release, modular supportive housing provides a “rapid, dignified response to connect people experiencing and at risk of homelessness with homes and appropriate supports to help them achieve housing stability.”
This project is delivered in partnership with all levels of government, the University Health Network (UHN) Gattuso Centre for Social Medicine and the United Way of Greater Toronto.
The support services model for this site will be developed by the UHN Gattuso Centre for Social Medicine, the City of Toronto and community partners. It will incorporate a range of health and social services to be delivered onsite.
Delivered by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, under the National Housing Strategy, the RHI provides capital contributions to develop new, permanent affordable housing by covering costs associated with modular multi-unit rental construction; conversion of non-residential to affordable multi-residential homes; and the rehabilitation of buildings in disrepair and/or abandoned to affordable multi-residential homes.