Governments Of Canada And Saskatchewan Support New Affordable Homes For Meadow Lake Families

Abdur Rahman Khan

Meadow Lake families now have improved access to affordable rental housing.

Today, Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Housing and Diversity and Inclusion, Karina Gould, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, and Trade and Export Minister and Meadow Lake MLA Jeremy Harrison, on behalf of Social Services Minister and Minister Responsible for Saskatchewan Housing Corporation (SHC) Gene Makowsky, along with the Meadow Lake Native Urban Housing Corporation (MLNUH) announced the official opening of four affordable housing units for vulnerable families in Meadow Lake.

SHC provided $768,000 through the Investment in Affordable Housing (IAH) Agreement with Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). Funding provided through the IAH is cost-shared 50/50 by the federal and provincial governments.

To provide families with affordable housing, MLNUH replaced two aging single-family houses with a semi-detached home and an up-down duplex. The homes are rented to vulnerable families with young children who are clients of KidsFirst Meadow Lake.

“Everyone deserves a safe and affordable place to call home,” said Hussen. “These families in Meadow Lake will now have a place to call their very own and thrive. This is the National Housing Strategy at work.”

“All Canadians deserve to have a safe and affordable place to call home, to raise their families, engage in their community, and grow,” said Gould. Our government will continue to tackle the housing crisis across Canada, and provide families the support they need to succeed. I wish the four families in Meadow Lake all the best on their new journey.”

“Through our partnership with Meadow Lake Native Urban Housing Corporation and Canada Mortgage Housing Corporation, four Meadow Lake families have the chance to live in a safe and affordable home where they can make memories and build their futures,” Harrison said. “These new homes support our government’s commitment to make affordable housing more accessible and to support families in greatest housing need. I congratulate the four families on their new homes and thank our partners for their support as we work to ensure all Saskatchewan residents have access to a safe, stable and affordable place to call home.”

“Meadow Lake Native Urban Housing Corporation would like to express their gratitude to the Provincial and Federal governments for the contribution each has made to our KidsFirst project,” Meadow Lake Native Urban Housing Corporation Manager Lauri Bell said. “The partnership we have with the KidsFirst organization offers new homes for their clients to raise their families and build connections in the community.”

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