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Affordable housing funding announced for west-end Ottawa

The provincial money includes funding for new seniors' housing and a half-dozen townhouses in Britannia.
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2018-03-12 provincial housing announcement
Kitchissippi Councillor Jeff Leiper, Ottawa Community Housing CEO Stéphane Giguère, Ottawa Centre MPP Yasir Naqvi, Ottawa West-Nepean MP Anita Vandenbeld, Ottawa West-Nepean MPP Bob Chiarelli, River Councillor Riley Brockington, and Carlington Community Health Centre Executive Director Cameron Macleod announce funding for affordable housing projects in Ottawa on Monday, March 12, 2017. (submitted)

The province has handed out more than $5 million in affordable housing funding in the capital's west end.

Most of the money will fund a four-storey addition to the Carlington Community Health Centre on 900 Merivale Road, which will house 42 new affordable housing units for seniors.

Ottawa Community Housing has received $650,000 for six new townhouse units being built on Michele Drive, in Britannia. Four of the units are four-bedroom homes while the other two are five-bedroom modified barrier-free homes for those with physical disabilities.

The announcement was part of a larger announcement including 16 affordable housing developments across Ottawa, totalling more than $54 million in federal-provincial funding and more than 675 units of additional affordable housing.




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