Minister of Housing gets out of town to announce a new housing grant

By Staff

August 30th, 2023



Steve Clark, Ontario Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing is sticking to his guns.

He was in Little Current on Manitoulin Island this morning to tell them about the over $1.6 million provided through the Social Services Relief Fund (SSRF) to help create three affordable housing units for seniors in the community.

Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing Steve Clark

In partnership with the Government of Canada, the Ontario government is also providing $821,180 through the Ontario Priorities Housing Initiative to support the creation of another three units in this building.

Fielding Place is a brand-new senior’s facility with 12 units, including one-bedroom and two-bedroom units. Three out of 12 units are funded by the Social Services Relief Fund. Two of the units are fully accessible and each unit is equipped with kitchen appliances, air conditioning, and in-suite laundry. The units also have a private patio and ample storage. Residents will be close to waterfront parks, local shops, banking, and community activities.

Things are cooler up north.

The announcement gets the Minister out of town and away from Queen’s Park where the politics of the housing problem prevent people from seeing some of the small projects that serve smaller communities.

Donna Stewart, CAO, Manitoulin-Sudbury District Services Board put the decision in perspective: “It took us 24 years to make this a reality and we have finally succeeded in adding 12 affordable senior’s units to our portfolio.

Have you any idea how far from Queen’s Park Manitoulin Island actually is.?

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