Affordable rental housing celebrated in Ottawa

Author: Toronto Real Estate Admin / Category: News Bulletin

OTTAWA, ON, February 6, 2018 — More families, seniors, chronically homeless men and women, and people living with disabilities will now have a place to call home in Ottawa. The federal, provincial and municipal governments are investing over $74 million to create more than 675 affordable housing units.

The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and Minister Responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), along with the Honourable Peter Milczyn, Ontario’s Minister of Housing and Minister Responsible for the Poverty Reduction Strategy, made the announcement today. Jim Watson, Mayor of the City of Ottawa, also participated in the event.

The announcement took place at an official opening for a new affordable housing development at 455 Via Verona Avenue in Ottawa, built in partnership with the Multifaith Housing Initiative. The development will provide 98 affordable apartments, including 10 accessible units.

Quick facts:

  • The governments of Canada and Ontario jointly contributed over $54 million through the Investment in Affordable Housing (IAH) Agreement.
  • The City of Ottawa also contributed more than $20 million to these projects.
  • Canada’s first ever National Housing Strategy is a 10-year, $40-billion plan that will give more Canadians a place to call home. Under the National Housing Strategy, the federal government will recognize and progressively implement every Canadian’s right to access housing that meets their needs and that they can afford.

Quotes:

“Our Government is taking action to strengthen the middle class. Through new investments in the National Housing Strategy, we will ensure that more Canadians have access to housing that meets their needs and that they can afford. We will reduce housing need, lift more Canadians out of poverty, and contribute to strong, more inclusive communities.”
— The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and Minister Responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC)

“As a government, it’s our vision that every family has an affordable place to call home. When all three levels of government work together we can build strong, inclusive communities and reach our goal of ending chronic homelessness by 2025.”
— The Honourable Peter Milczyn, Ontario Minister of Housing and Minister Responsible for the Poverty Reduction Strategy

“The City of Ottawa is committed to providing access to safe and affordable housing to all its residents. These important investments will help our most vulnerable residents find a stable place they can call home. By working collaboratively with the Provincial and Federal Governments and with our service providers, the City is increasing its affordable and supportive housing stock and remains on track to meet its goal of ending chronic homelessness by 2024.”
— Jim Watson, Mayor, City of Ottawa

“Ottawa has a pressing need for safe, affordable housing, and projects like The Haven can be life-altering. By helping to provide nice, safe homes, the community of partners behind these initiatives, and in particular governments at all levels, have answered the prayers of single parents and their children, persons with physical disabilities, new Canadians, and hundreds of others.”
— Mike Ward, President, Multifaith Housing Initiative

Associated links:

  • As Canada’s authority on housing, CMHC contributes to the stability of the housing market and financial system, provides support for Canadians in housing need, and offers unbiased housing research and advice to all levels of Canadian government, consumers and the housing industry. For more information, follow us on Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn and Facebook.
  • Investing in affordable housing programs is part of Ontario’s plan to create jobs, grow the economy and help people in their everyday lives. Since 2003, the province has committed more than $5 billion in funding for affordable housing, which has helped support more than 22,000 new affordable rental housing units, more than 335,000 repairs and improvements to social and affordable housing units and rental and down payment assistance to more than 93,000 households in need. These investments complement the commitments made through Ontario’s recent Long-Term Affordable Housing Strategy update, and support the province’s goal of ending chronic homelessness by 2025. For more information on affordable housing in Ontario, visit ontario.ca/affordablehousing or follow us on Twitter.

Media contacts:

Émilie Gauduchon
Press Secretary
Office of Minister Duclos
819-654-5546
emilie.gauduchon@hrsdc-rhdcc.gc.ca

Wilbur McLean
Public Affairs
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
416-218-3331
wmclean@cmhc-schl.gc.ca

Matt Ostergard
Senior Communications Advisor
Office of Minister Milczyn
416-585-7647
matt.ostergard@ontario.ca

Conrad Spezowka
Communications
Ministry of Housing
416-585-7066
MHO.media@ontario.ca

Backgrounder

 

Article source: http://www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca/en/corp/nero/nere/2018/2018-02-06-1345.cfm

Governments of Canada and Ontario providing housing support for human trafficking survivors

Author: Toronto Real Estate Admin / Category: News Bulletin

ONTARIO, December 21, 2017 — The Governments of Canada and Ontario have announced more than $7 million to help survivors of human trafficking in Ontario through new transitional housing and rent assistance. This will help ensure that survivors have a safe place to live while they access services and supports to help them heal from trauma and rebuild their lives.

This funding will be delivered through the joint federal-provincial Investment in Affordable Housing (IAH) agreement. It will allow for partners and community agencies receiving funding through Ontario’s Anti-Human Trafficking Community Supports Fund and Indigenous-led Initiatives Fund to help survivors of human trafficking access safe housing. For example:

  • The City of Toronto, in partnership with Covenant House, will create a transition home for women and girls, with comprehensive, on-site services such as mental health and addictions treatment, education, legal and income supports.
  • Survivors of human trafficking will be able to get help paying rent while they also receive culturally respectful wraparound supports from Native Women’s Inc. Hamilton Wentworth.
  • Centre Passerelle pour femmes du Nord de l’Ontario will help French-speaking survivors of human trafficking access rent assistance in addition to providing transitional supports such as legal assistance, counselling and other services.
  • Sexual Assault Survivors’ Centre Sarnia Lambton will help survivors access rent assistance while also offering targeted supports through a dedicated human trafficking worker and enhanced coordination through a community response protocol.

Quick facts:

  • The following organizations are approved for funding to create a residence or transition home for survivors of human trafficking:
    • Huronia Transition Homes (Midland) — $600,000
    • City of Toronto (Toronto) — $885,000.
  • The following organizations are approved for funding to help survivors of human trafficking pay their rent:
    • Sexual Assault Violence Intervention Services of Halton (Halton) — $413,910
    • Native Women’s Inc. Hamilton Wentworth (Hamilton) — $188,000
    • Addiction Services of Thames Valley (London) — $209,760
    • London Abused Women’s Centre (London) — $393,750
    • Huronia Transition Homes (Midland) — $226,800
    • A New Day Youth and Adult Services (Ottawa) — $79,350
    • Voice Found (Ottawa) — $478,800
    • Sexual Assault Survivors’ Centre Sarnia Lambton (Sarnia) — $236,250
    • Centre Passerelle pour femmes du Nord de l’Ontario (Timmins) — $409,500
    • City of Toronto (Toronto) — $297,750
    • East Metro Youth Services (Toronto) — $598,500
    • FCJ Refugee Centre (Toronto) — $75,180
    • Native Child and Family Services Toronto (Toronto) — $411,075
    • Sexual Assault Support Centre of Waterloo (Kitchener-Waterloo) — $171,160
    • Legal Assistance of Windsor (Windsor) — $598,500
    • Women’s Support Network of York Region (York) — $393,120
    • 360˚ Kids (York) — $378,000
  • On September 28, 2017, Ontario announced $18.6 million in program funding for 45 projects that focus on prevention and improving services and supports for survivors of human trafficking, through the Community Supports Fund and Indigenous-led Initiatives Fund. Today’s funding announcement will provide further support to many of those projects.
  • Canada’s first ever National Housing Strategy is a 10-year, $40-billion plan that will give more Canadians a place to call home. Under the National Housing Strategy, the federal government will recognize and progressively implement every Canadian’s right to access housing that meets their needs and that they can afford.
  • Through the IAH, the Government of Canada is also providing to Ontario over two years:
    • More than $67 million to support the construction, repair and adaptation of affordable housing for seniors;
    • Close to $28 million to support the construction and renovation of shelters and transition houses for victims of family violence;
    • More than $209 million to help address the increasing demand for repairs as social housing units age, and to improve efficiency and reduce energy and water use

Quotes:

“The peace of mind that comes with having a secure and stable home is invaluable. These investments demonstrate our Government’s commitment toward ensuring that survivors of human trafficking are able to enjoy a safe and stable environment.”

Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and Minister Responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation

“Ontario is committed to working with survivors, and with communities and agencies that provide critical supports to those who have been trafficked. It is so vital that survivors of human trafficking have access to the services they need, including housing so that they can heal from the trauma after leaving a life of violence and exploitation.”

Dr. Helena Jaczek, Ontario’s Minister of Community and Social Services

Associated links:

  • As Canada’s authority on housing, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation contributes to the stability of the housing market and financial system, provides support for Canadians in housing need, and offers unbiased housing research and advice to all levels of Canadian government, consumers and the housing industry. For more information, please call 1-800-668-2642 or follow us on Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn and Facebook.
  • Ontario’s Strategy to End Human Trafficking includes an investment of up to $72 million to increase awareness and coordination, enhance justice-sector initiatives and improve survivors’ access to services. The strategy is part of the Ontario government’s vision to ensure that everyone in the province can live in safety, free from the threat, fear or experience of exploitation and violence. For more information, follow us on Twitter and read the First-year Progress Report of Ontario’s Strategy to End Human Trafficking.

Media contacts:

Émilie Gauduchon
Press Secretary
Office of Minister Duclos
819-654-5546
emilie.gauduchon@hrsdc-rhdcc.gc.ca

Wilbur McLean
Public Affairs
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
416-218-3331
wmclean@cmhc-schl.gc.ca

Lyndsay Miller
Press Secretary
Office of Minister Jaczek
416-325-5450
lyndsay.miller@ontario.ca

Gavin Halford
Communications
Ministry of Community and Social Services
416-325-0216
gavin.halford@ontario.ca

Article source: http://www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca/en/corp/nero/nere/2017/2017-12-21-0900.cfm

Canadians get affordable housing help — Windsor

Author: Toronto Real Estate Admin / Category: News Bulletin

Plan calls for significant investments in affordable units and repairs to existing units

WINDSOR, ONTARIO, December 1, 2017 — All Canadians need and deserve housing that is safe and affordable. A home makes Canadians feel more secure, making it easier to raise healthy children, pursue an education, and gain employment.

Adam Vaughan, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development (Housing and Urban Affairs), today shared details of the 10-year, $40 billion National Housing Strategy that will help reduce homelessness and improve the availability and quality of housing for Canadians in need.

Across Canada, 1.7 million Canadians are in core housing need. To help address this, the Strategy has set bold goals including:

  • reducing chronic homelessness by 50 per cent;
  • removing more than 530,000 households from housing need;
  • creating four times as many new housing units as built under federal programs from 2005 to 2015;  
  • repairing three times as many existing housing units as repaired under federal programs from 2005 to 2015; and
  • protecting an additional 385,000 households from losing an affordable place to live.

The National Housing Strategy is meeting the needs of Canadians, including seniors, Indigenous Peoples, survivors of family violence, people with disabilities, refugees, veterans, and those grappling with homelessness. It will promote diverse communities and encourage the construction of homes that are sustainable, accessible, mixed-income, mixed-use, and located near transit, work, and public services. In response to calls from housing advocates, service providers and feminist leaders, the Strategy commits to ensuring that at least 25% of funds go to projects for women, girls and their families.

This Strategy – built by and for Canadians – sets a long-term vision for housing in Canada with unprecedented investments and new programs that will deliver real results for Canadians working hard to improve their quality of life.

This Strategy will focus on the needs of the most vulnerable through a human-rights-based approach to housing. Within the next year, legislation will be introduced obligating the federal government to maintain a National Housing Strategy and report to Parliament on housing targets and outcomes.

The federal government will work with provinces and territories to develop a $4 billion Canada Housing Benefit to be launched in 2020 to respond to local housing needs and priorities. This will be a significant new tool to address challenges of housing affordability in communities across the country. It will provide an estimated average of $2,500 per year to each household recipient, assisting at least 300,000 families when fully implemented. The benefit be delivered directly to households as a portable benefit they can use to help with the costs of housing.

Quotes:

“Our Government is establishing a federal leadership role in housing. The National Housing Strategy will create a new generation of housing in Canada. It will promote diverse communities and will build housing that is sustainable, accessible, mixed-income and mixed-use that will be located near transit, work and public services.”

Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and Minister Responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation

“The National Housing Strategy will create opportunities to collaborate and foster innovation with more partners than ever before, between the federal government and provinces and territories, municipalities, the community housing, non-profit and co-operative sectors, and the private sector to make a meaningful difference in the lives of Canadians.”

Adam Vaughan, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development (Housing and Urban Affairs)

Quick facts:

  • The National Housing Strategy – Canada’s first ever – was developed through consultations with Canadians from all walks of life: people who have experienced barriers to good housing, experts, stakeholders, think tanks, as well as provinces and territories and municipalities.
  • Over the next 10 years, the Strategy – which will be in part funded jointly by the federal, provincial, and territorial governments – will help reduce homelessness and the number of families living in housing need, and will help strengthen the middle class.
  • Investment under the National Housing Strategy includes:
    • $15.9-billion for a new National Housing Co-Investment Fund
    • $8.6-billion for a new Canada Community Housing Initiative in partnership with provinces and territories, and $500 million through a new Federal Community Housing Initiative
    • $4-billion for a new Canada Housing Benefit to be launched in 2020 in partnership with provinces and territories
    • $2.2-billion to reduce homelessness
    • $300-million in additional federal funding to address housing needs in Canada’s North.
    • $241-million for research, data and demonstrations.
  • In recognition of the significant amount of new housing units to be built and repaired through the federal Co-Investment Fund, the Strategy also includes ambitious targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and ensure accessibility in building design.
  • The Government of Canada is also working with Indigenous leaders to co-develop distinctions-based housing strategies with First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Nation that will be founded on the principles of self-determination, reconciliation, respect, and cooperation.

Associated links:

Media contacts:

Émilie Gauduchon
Press Secretary
Office of Minister Duclos
613-404-2941
Emilie.Gauduchon@hrsdc-rhdcc.gc.ca

Audrey-Anne Coulombe
Media Relations
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
613-748-2573
acoulomb@cmhc-schl.gc.ca

Backgrounder

Canada’s National Housing Strategy

The National Housing Strategy is a part of a long-term vision to strengthen the middle class, promote sustainable growth for Canadians, and lift more Canadians out of poverty.

The Strategy – funded through new and existing programs – follows a human rights-based approach, and includes a National Housing Co-Investment Fund, community housing initiatives, and the Canada Housing Benefit.

A human rights-based approach to housing

Canadians deserve safe and affordable housing.

The National Housing Strategy will help address a range of housing needs, from shelters and community housing, to affordable rental and homeownership. It will promote:

  • Accountability
    • New legislation that promotes a human rights-based approach to housing and prioritizes the housing needs of Canada’s most vulnerable
    • A federal housing advocate to advise and identify actions to address systemic barriers faced by vulnerable groups
  • Participation and inclusion
    • A National Housing Council with a diverse membership that will provide advice to CMHC and the responsible Minister
    • A Community-Based Tenant Initiative that will support grassroots organizations by providing information and resources to tenants facing barriers in accessing community and affordable housing
    • A public engagement campaign to highlight the benefits of inclusive communities and housing to begin in 2020

National Housing Co-Investment Fund

The National Housing Co-Investment Fund will provide $15.9 billion – including $4.7 billion in contributions and $11.2 billion in low interest loans – to repair existing rental housing and develop new affordable housing. The Fund is expected to create up to 60,000 new homes and repair up to 240,000 existing community homes.

The Fund will involve partnerships with – and investments from – the provinces and territories, municipalities, non-profits, co-operatives, and the private-sector. It will provide:

  • More shelter spaces for survivors of violence
  • Transitional and supportive housing for those in need
  • New and repaired affordable and community housing
  • Help to make homeownership more affordable for modest income earners

The Fund will also support Canada’s climate change goals, promote technologies that decrease the impact of housing on the environment, and improve the accessibility of housing for people with disabilities.

To encourage the development of sustainable, accessible, mixed-income, and mixed-use developments and to maximize the impact of this Fund, the Government of Canada will transfer up to $200 million in federal lands to housing providers. Funding will also be provided for environmental remediation, renovations, or retrofits to ensure surplus federal buildings are suitable for use as housing.

Canada Housing Benefit

The federal government will invite provinces and territories to partner on a jointly funded $4-billion Canada Housing Benefit.

To be launched in 2020, the Canada Housing Benefit will provide affordability support directly to families and individuals in housing need, including those currently living in social housing, those on a social housing wait-list and those housed in the private market but struggling to make ends meet.

The Government estimates that the Canada Housing Benefit will deliver an average of $2,500 per year to each recipient household. Over time, the Canada Housing Benefit will grow to support at least 300,000 households across the country.

Article source: http://www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca/en/corp/nero/nere/2017/2017-12-01-0915.cfm

Canadians get affordable housing help — Hamilton

Author: Toronto Real Estate Admin / Category: News Bulletin

Plan calls for significant investments in affordable units and repairs to existing units

HAMILTON, ONTARIO, November 23, 2017 — All Canadians need and deserve housing that is safe and affordable. A home makes Canadians feel more secure, making it easier to raise healthy children, pursue an education, and gain employment.

Adam Vaughan, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development (Housing and Urban Affairs), on behalf of the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, today shared details of 10-year, $40 billion National Housing Strategy that will help reduce homelessness and improve the availability and quality of housing for Canadians in need.

Across Canada, 1.7 million Canadians are in core housing need. To help address this, the Strategy has set bold goals including:

  • reducing chronic homelessness by 50 per cent;
  • removing more than 530,000 households from housing need;
  • creating four times as many new housing units as built under federal programs from 2005 to 2015;  
  • repairing three times as many existing housing units as repaired under federal programs from 2005 to 2015; and
  • protecting an additional 385,000 households from losing an affordable place to live.

The National Housing Strategy is meeting the needs of Canadians, including seniors, Indigenous Peoples, survivors of family violence, people with disabilities, refugees, veterans, and those grappling with homelessness. It will promote diverse communities and encourage the construction of homes that are sustainable, accessible, mixed-income, mixed-use, and located near transit, work, and public services. In response to calls from housing advocates, service providers and feminist leaders, the Strategy commits to ensuring that at least 25% of funds go to projects for women, girls and their families.

This Strategy – built by and for Canadians – sets a long-term vision for housing in Canada with unprecedented investments and new programs that will deliver real results for Canadians working hard to improve their quality of life.

This Strategy will focus on the needs of the most vulnerable through a human-rights-based approach to housing. Within the next year, legislation will be introduced obligating the federal government to maintain a National Housing Strategy and report to Parliament on housing targets and outcomes.

The federal government will work with provinces and territories to develop a $4 billion Canada Housing Benefit to be launched in 2020 to respond to local housing needs and priorities. This will be a significant new tool to address challenges of housing affordability in communities across the country. It will provide an estimated average of $2,500 per year to each household recipient, assisting at least 300,000 families when fully implemented. The benefit be delivered directly to households as a portable benefit they can use to help with the costs of housing.

Quotes:

“Our Government is establishing a federal leadership role in housing. The National Housing Strategy will create a new generation of housing in Canada. It will promote diverse communities and will build housing that is sustainable, accessible, mixed-income and mixed-use that will be located near transit, work and public services.”

Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and Minister Responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation

“Our Government is deeply committed to ensuring that Canada’s existing social housing stock remains affordable and in good repair well into the future. The National Housing Strategy is a key element of our Government’s plan to make new investments in social infrastructure – things like affordable housing and early learning and child care – to help strengthen the middle class, promote growth and give all Canadians the opportunity to succeed.”
Adam Vaughan, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development (Housing and Urban Affairs)

Quick facts:

  • The National Housing Strategy – Canada’s first ever – was developed through consultations with Canadians from all walks of life: people who have experienced barriers to good housing, experts, stakeholders, think tanks, as well as provinces and territories and municipalities.
  • Over the next 10 years, the Strategy – which will be in part funded jointly by the federal, provincial, and territorial governments – will help reduce homelessness and the number of families living in housing need, and will help strengthen the middle class.
  • Investment under the National Housing Strategy includes:
    • $15.9-billion for a new National Housing Co-Investment Fund
    • $8.6-billion for a new Canada Community Housing Initiative in partnership with provinces and territories, and $500 million through a new Federal Community Housing Initiative
    • $4-billion for a new Canada Housing Benefit to be launched in 2020 in partnership with provinces and territories
    • $2.2-billion to reduce homelessness
    • $300-million in additional federal funding to address housing needs in Canada’s North.
    • $241-million for research, data and demonstrations.
  • In recognition of the significant amount of new housing units to be built and repaired through the federal Co-Investment Fund, the Strategy also includes ambitious targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and ensure accessibility in building design.
  • The Government of Canada is also working with Indigenous leaders to co-develop distinctions-based housing strategies with First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Nation that will be founded on the principles of self-determination, reconciliation, respect, and cooperation.

Associated links:

Media contacts:

Émilie Gauduchon
Press Secretary
Office of Minister Duclos
613-404-2941
Emilie.Gauduchon@hrsdc-rhdcc.gc.ca

Audrey-Anne Coulombe
Media Relations
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
613-748-2573
acoulomb@cmhc-schl.gc.ca

Backgrounder

Canada’s National Housing Strategy

The National Housing Strategy is a part of a long-term vision to strengthen the middle class, promote sustainable growth for Canadians, and lift more Canadians out of poverty.

The Strategy – funded through new and existing programs – follows a human rights-based approach, and includes a National Housing Co-Investment Fund, community housing initiatives, and the Canada Housing Benefit.

A human rights-based approach to housing

Canadians deserve safe and affordable housing.

The National Housing Strategy will help address a range of housing needs, from shelters and community housing, to affordable rental and homeownership. It will promote:

  • Accountability
    • New legislation that promotes a human rights-based approach to housing and prioritizes the housing needs of Canada’s most vulnerable
    • A federal housing advocate to advise and identify actions to address systemic barriers faced by vulnerable groups
  • Participation and inclusion
    • A National Housing Council with a diverse membership that will provide advice to CMHC and the responsible Minister
    • A Community-Based Tenant Initiative that will support grassroots organizations by providing information and resources to tenants facing barriers in accessing community and affordable housing
    • A public engagement campaign to highlight the benefits of inclusive communities and housing to begin in 2020

National Housing Co-Investment Fund

The National Housing Co-Investment Fund will provide $15.9 billion – including $4.7 billion in contributions and $11.2 billion in low interest loans – to repair existing rental housing and develop new affordable housing. The Fund is expected to create up to 60,000 new homes and repair up to 240,000 existing community homes.

The Fund will involve partnerships with – and investments from – the provinces and territories, municipalities, non-profits, co-operatives, and the private-sector. It will provide:

  • More shelter spaces for survivors of violence
  • Transitional and supportive housing for those in need
  • New and repaired affordable and community housing
  • Help to make homeownership more affordable for modest income earners

The Fund will also support Canada’s climate change goals, promote technologies that decrease the impact of housing on the environment, and improve the accessibility of housing for people with disabilities.

To encourage the development of sustainable, accessible, mixed-income, and mixed-use developments and to maximize the impact of this Fund, the Government of Canada will transfer up to $200 million in federal lands to housing providers. Funding will also be provided for environmental remediation, renovations, or retrofits to ensure surplus federal buildings are suitable for use as housing.

Canada Housing Benefit

The federal government will invite provinces and territories to partner on a jointly funded $4-billion Canada Housing Benefit.

To be launched in 2020, the Canada Housing Benefit will provide affordability support directly to families and individuals in housing need, including those currently living in social housing, those on a social housing wait-list and those housed in the private market but struggling to make ends meet.

The Government estimates that the Canada Housing Benefit will deliver an average of $2,500 per year to each recipient household. Over time, the Canada Housing Benefit will grow to support at least 300,000 households across the country.

Article source: http://www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca/en/corp/nero/nere/2017/2017-11-23-0900.cfm

Governments of Canada and Ontario hold groundbreaking for affordable rental housing in Hamilton

Author: Toronto Real Estate Admin / Category: News Bulletin

HAMILTON, ON, October 20, 2017 — The governments of Canada and Ontario have partnered to help fund affordable rental housing for residents in Hamilton.

A groundbreaking ceremony was held today for a 45-unit housing facility for individuals, including those living with mental health issues and physical disabilities, at 500 James Street North. The development received $6.3 million in combined federal and provincial funding through the Canada-Ontario Investment in Affordable Housing agreement.

Bob Bratina, Member of Parliament for Hamilton East-Stoney Creek, on behalf of the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and Minister Responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), and Ted McMeekin, Member of Provincial Parliament for Ancaster-Dundas-Flamborough-Westdale, on behalf of the Honourable Peter Milczyn, Minister of Housing and Minister Responsible for the Poverty Reduction Strategy, made the announcement.

The City of Hamilton contributed more than $990,000 to the initiative and also participated in the groundbreaking ceremony.

Quick facts:

  • The facility is a partnership between Indwell and Hughson Street Baptist Church and will include both affordable housing and a place of worship.
  • Many units will be barrier-free.
  • Developers will seek to meet passive house certification for 500 James Street North, a highly energy-efficient building standard that significantly reduces heating and cooling costs.
  • Planned amenities in the complex include a common room, gymnasium/auditorium, atrium, chapel, community kitchen and classrooms for youth programs.

Quotes:

“Our Government is investing in affordable housing in Ontario and across the country to help create jobs and improve the quality of life for people who need it most. When complete, this new development will bring 45 more affordable rental housing units to our city of Hamilton, giving a new place to call home for families in our community.”
— Bob Bratina, Member of Parliament for Hamilton East-Stoney Creek

“We are proud to help fund projects that give members of our community a safe and affordable place to call home. Partnerships such as this one not only benefit the people who will be living at this new facility, but our city and our province as a whole.”
— Ted McMeekin, Member of Provincial Parliament for Ancaster-Dundas-Flamborough-Westdale

Associated links:

  • As Canada’s authority on housing, CMHC contributes to the stability of the housing market and financial system, provides support for Canadians in housing need, and offers unbiased housing research and advice to all levels of Canadian government, consumers and the housing industry. For more information, please call 1-800-668-2642.
  • Investing in affordable housing programs is part of Ontario’s plan to create jobs, grow the economy and help people in their everyday lives. Since 2003, the province has committed more than $5 billion in funding for affordable housing, which has helped support more than 22,000 new affordable rental housing units, more than 335,000 repairs and improvements to social and affordable housing units and rental and down payment assistance to more than 93,000 households in need. These investments complement the commitments made through Ontario’s recent Long-Term Affordable Housing Strategy update, and support the province’s goal of ending chronic homelessness by 2025. For more information on affordable housing in Ontario, visit ontario.ca/affordablehousing.

Stay connected:

Media contacts:

Émilie Gauduchon
Press Secretary
Office of Minister Duclos
819-654-5546
emilie.gauduchon@hrsdc-rhdcc.gc.ca

Wilbur McLean
Public Affairs
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
416-218-3331
wmclean@cmhc-schl.gc.ca

Myriam Denis
Press Secretary and Communications Advisor
Office of Minister Milczyn
416-585-6333
myriam.denis@ontario.ca

Conrad Spezowka
Communications
Ministry of Housing
416-585-7066
conrad.spezowka@ontario.ca

Article source: http://www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca/en/corp/nero/nere/2017/2017-10-20-0915.cfm

Governments of Canada and Ontario announce funding for affordable rental housing in Val Rita

Author: Toronto Real Estate Admin / Category: News Bulletin

VAL RITA, ON, September 7, 2017 — The governments of Canada and Ontario are proud to partner to fund affordable rental housing for Indigenous residents in the northeastern Ontario Township of Val Rita-Harty. The development on De L’Église Avenue in Val Rita, spearheaded by Ontario Aboriginal Housing Services (OAHS), will provide 10 new units of affordable rental housing.

The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and Minister Responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), and the Honourable Peter Milczyn, Minister of Housing and Minister Responsible for the Poverty Reduction Strategy, made the announcement.

The new rental housing was celebrated at an event today at the Val Rita Recreational Park on Deschenaux Street as part of a tree planting celebration recognizing Indigenous peoples in Val Rita-Harty.

The development received $1.7 million in combined federal and provincial funding through the Investment in Affordable Housing agreement.

Quick facts:

  • The development features two-bedroom units available for rent to people who self-identify as First Nation, Métis, or Inuit.
  • OAHS is a corporation with a mandate to provide safe and affordable housing to urban and rural First Nation, Inuit and Métis people living off-reserve in Ontario.
  • OAHS provides rent-geared-to-income homes throughout Ontario.

Quotes:

“This investment will continue to help Canadians access safe and affordable housing that meets their needs, while also creating jobs for the local economy. Our government remains committed to working with our partners to develop and implement solutions to housing both in Ontario and across Canada.”
— Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and Minister Responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC)

“We are proud to be working with our federal and Indigenous partners to address the unique needs of First Nation, Inuit and Metis seeking off-reserve housing. We believe everyone in the province deserves a safe and affordable place to call home, and this investment is key to fulfilling that vision.”
— Peter Milczyn, Minister of Housing and Minister Responsible for the Poverty Reduction Strategy

Associated links:

  • Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) has been helping Canadians meet their housing needs for more than 70 years. As Canada’s authority on housing, CMHC contributes to the stability of the housing market and financial system, provides support for Canadians in housing need, and offers unbiased housing research and advice to Canadian governments, consumers and the housing industry. Prudent risk management, strong corporate governance and transparency are cornerstones of CMHC’s operations. For more information, please call 1-800-668-2642.
  • Investing in affordable housing programs is part of Ontario’s plan to create jobs, grow the economy and help people in their everyday lives. Since 2003, the province has committed more than $5 billion in funding for affordable housing, which has helped support more than 22,000 new affordable rental housing units, more than 335,000 repairs and improvements to social and affordable housing units and rental and down payment assistance to more than 93,000 households in need. These investments complement the commitments made through Ontario’s recent Long-Term Affordable Housing Strategy update, and support the province’s goal of ending chronic homelessness by 2025. For more information on affordable housing in Ontario, visit ontario.ca/affordablehousing.

Stay connected:

Media contacts:

Émilie Gauduchon
Press Secretary
Office of Minister Duclos
819-654-5546
emilie.gauduchon@hrsdc-rhdcc.gc.ca

Wilbur McLean
Public Affairs
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
416-218-3331
wmclean@cmhc-schl.gc.ca

Myriam Denis
Press Secretary and Communications Advisor
Office of Minister Milczyn
416-585-6333
myriam.denis@ontario.ca

Conrad Spezowka
Communications
Ministry of Housing
416-585-7066
conrad.spezowka@ontario.ca

Article source: http://www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca/en/corp/nero/nere/2017/2017-09-07-1700.cfm

Governments of Canada and Ontario support affordable housing in Central Ontario

Author: Toronto Real Estate Admin / Category: News Bulletin

BARRIE, ON July 25, 2017 — The governments of Canada and Ontario announced the funding of affordable housing developments in Barrie, Orillia, Muskoka, and Simcoe and Dufferin Counties at an event at 98 Penetanguishene Road in Barrie today. This new facility provides 38 units of affordable housing for seniors.

Adam Vaughan, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, and Ann Hoggarth, Member of Provincial Parliament for Barrie, on behalf of the Honourable Chris Ballard, Ontario’s Minister of Housing and Minister Responsible for the Poverty Reduction Strategy, made the announcement today. Gerry Marshall, Warden for Simcoe County, and Jeff Lehman, Mayor of Barrie, also participated in the event.

The 98 Penetanguishene Road facility received more than $4.5 million in combined federal and provincial funding through the Investment in Affordable Housing agreement.

Seven other affordable housing facilities were also announced, bringing the total federal and provincial contributions to more than $12.4 million. Combined, these eight developments will provide 123 additional units of affordable housing, helping to reduce the wait lists in Barrie, Orillia, Muskoka, and Simcoe and Dufferin Counties.

Quick Facts:

The following developments were also celebrated today:

  • Forty units for seniors at 101 Thompsons Road in Penetanguishene, which received $2.8 million in funding.
  • Fourteen units at 54 Lawrence Avenue in Orangeville, which received $2.04 million in funding.
  • Sixteen units for seniors at 301 First Avenue in Shelburne, which received $1.45 million in funding.
  • Six units for Indigenous residents at 164/201 Nottawasaga Street in Orillia, which received $836,394 in funding.
  • Five units for persons with disabilities at DeafBlind Ontario at 7 Forestwood Lane in Barrie, which received $600,000 in funding.
  • Two units at 141 Sharpe Street in Gravenhurst, which received $100,000 in funding.
  • Two units at 28 West Street South in Huntsville, which received $100,000 in funding.

Quotes:

“Our Government is investing in affordable housing here in Central Ontario and across Canada to help create jobs and improve the quality of life for those who need it most. Thanks to the combined efforts of our partners, we are able to give a helping hand to individuals in need, and in doing so, we are contributing to the economic and social well-being of the entire community.”
— Adam Vaughan, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development

“By working together with our federal and municipal partners, we can help people across Ontario have a safe and affordable place to call home. Not only does it help the individuals and their families move forward, it allows for our entire community to thrive.”
— Ann Hoggarth, Member of Provincial Parliament for Barrie

“On behalf of the County of Simcoe, I want to thank the Government of Canada and Province of Ontario for funding this project and helping us increase the supply of much-needed affordable housing in our area. We continue to work with partners from all levels of government and sectors to strengthen our communities, identify creative and sustainable housing opportunities and ultimately reach our targets of creating 2,685 new affordable housing units in Simcoe County by 2024.”
— Gerry Marshall, Warden, County of Simcoe.

“I would like to thank the Federal and Provincial Governments, and the County of Simcoe for their unwavering support that made it possible for us to construct Penetang Place to the highest of standards in meeting the needs of our residents. We believe Penetang Place is a welcoming and helpful environment that promotes healthy, social, and active living and that it requires government vision and support to make quality affordable housing a reality.”
— Tim Neeb, President, Riverbank Homes

Associated links:

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) has been helping Canadians meet their housing needs for more than 70 years. As Canada’s authority on housing, CMHC contributes to the stability of the housing market and financial system, provides support for Canadians in housing need, and offers unbiased housing research and advice to Canadian governments, consumers and the housing industry. Prudent risk management, strong corporate governance and transparency are cornerstones of CMHC’s operations. For more information, please call 1-800-668-2642.

Investing in affordable housing programs is part of Ontario’s plan to create jobs, grow the economy and help people in their everyday lives. Since 2003, the province has committed more than $5 billion in funding for affordable housing, which has helped support more than 22,000 new affordable rental housing units, more than 335,000 repairs and improvements to social and affordable housing units and rental and down payment assistance to more than 93,000 households in need. These investments complement the commitments made through Ontario’s recent Long-Term Affordable Housing Strategy update, and support the province’s goal of ending chronic homelessness by 2025. For more information on affordable housing in Ontario, visit ontario.ca/affordablehousing.

Stay connected:

Media contacts:

Émilie Gauduchon
Press Secretary
Office of Minister Duclos
819-654-5546
emilie.gauduchon@hrsdc-rhdcc.gc.ca

Wilbur McLean
Public Affairs
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
416-218-3331
wmclean@cmhc-schl.gc.ca

 

Myriam Denis
Press Secretary and Communications Advisor
Office of Minister Ballard
416-585-6333
myriam.denis@ontario.ca

Conrad Spezowka
Communications
Ministry of Housing
416-585-7066
conrad.spezowka@ontario.ca

Article source: http://www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca/en/corp/nero/nere/2017/2017-07-25-1315.cfm

New homes for Sagamok Anishnawbek elders in Massey supported by Government of Canada investments

Author: Toronto Real Estate Admin / Category: News Bulletin

MASSEY, ONTARIO, July 11, 2017 — The Government of Canada today announced the official reopening of the Elders Eagle Lodge Expansion Project, which adds eight brand new one-bedroom apartments to the existing fourteen-unit complex. The homes reflect the changing needs of members from Sagamok Anishnawbek, which include the Ojibwe, Odawa and Pottawatomi communities. Led by the administration of Sagamok Anishnawbek, the expansion project was made possible by an investment from CMHC’s On-Reserve Non-Profit Housing Program (Section 95).

The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and Minister Responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) made the announcement today.

Quick facts:

  • The On-Reserve Non-Profit Housing Program (Section 95) helps First Nations build, buy and repair, as well as administer affordable rental housing on reserve. Sagamok Anishnawbek’s total value of projects currently under this program is $14.07 million.
  • The total estimated project cost is $1,430,000. The federal government, through CMHC provided $1,142,400, with Sagamok Anishnawbek contributing $287,600 in equity. Through Section 95, Elders Eagle Lodge will receive a yearly operating subsidy of approximately $68,000.
  • The federal government is providing $554.3 million over 2016-18 to address urgent housing needs on reserve, including skills and capacity development support.
    • Of this amount, $137.7 million will help renovate or retrofit homes through CMHC’s suite of on-reserve renovation programs.
    • An additional $416.6 million is being provided to INAC to address immediate housing needs on-reserve.
  • Each year, CMHC funding helps build approximately 700 homes, and renovate about 1,000 housing units on reserve. CMHC also provides ongoing subsidy to First Nation communities for about 26,900 on-reserve social housing units.
  • In 2017, CMHC and INAC will work with First Nations, Inuit and Métis partners to co-develop distinct housing strategies that will improve outcomes and move towards greater Indigenous autonomy and responsibility for their housing.

Quotes:

“Through the On-Reserve Non-Profit Housing Program, our Government is providing assistance to those who need it most, like the elders here at Sagamok Anishnawbek and in all corners of the country. We share Sagamok Anishnawbek’s vision in creating high quality affordable housing, which helps promote pride, home ownership responsibility, individual well-being and makes communities stronger and more vibrant.”
— Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and Minister Responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation

Associated links:

  • CMHC has been helping Canadians meet their housing needs for more than 70 years. As Canada’s authority on housing, CMHC contributes to the stability of the housing market and financial system, provides support for Canadians in housing need, and offers unbiased housing research and advice to Canadian governments, consumers and the housing industry. Prudent risk management, strong corporate governance and transparency are cornerstones of CMHC’s operations. For more information, please call 1-800-668-2642 or follow us on Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn and Facebook.

Media contacts:

Émilie Gauduchon
Press Secretary
Office of Minister Duclos
819-654-5546
Emilie.Gauduchon@hrsdc-rhdcc.gc.ca

Gabriel Teo
Public Affairs Advisor, CMHC
604-737-4137
gteo@cmhc-schl.gc.ca

Article source: http://www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca/en/corp/nero/nere/2017/2017-07-11-1315.cfm

Governments of Canada and Ontario celebrate affordable housing in northeastern Ontario

Author: Toronto Real Estate Admin / Category: News Bulletin

TIMMINS, ONTARIO, July 13, 2017 — The governments of Canada and Ontario are helping people in communities across northeastern Ontario by funding of a variety of affordable housing facilities in the region.

The announcement was held at the Timmins Native Friendship Centre, which received over $3 million in combined federal and provincial funding through the Investment in Affordable Housing agreement. The centre is developing 18 affordable housing units for local Indigenous residents.

Adam Vaughan, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development (Housing and Urban Affairs), and the Honourable Chris Ballard, Ontario’s Minister of Housing and Minister Responsible for the Poverty Reduction Strategy, made the announcement today. Steve Black, mayor of Timmins, also spoke at the event.

The announcement celebrated nine additional affordable housing developments throughout northeastern Ontario, supported by more than $10.3 million in federal and provincial contributions from the governments of Canada and Ontario. These developments provide an additional 86 units of affordable housing in the region.

Quick facts:

The following developments were also celebrated today:

  • Sixteen units of affordable housing for Indigenous residents at 181 Greenfield Drive in Sault Ste. Marie, which received $2.7 million
  • Thirty-two units of affordable housing for seniors at Walden Seniors Apartments, 20 Hill Road in Lively, which received $4.7 million
  • Six units of affordable housing for seniors at Physically Handicapped Adults Rehabilitation Association (PHARA) Westwind Shores, 135 Dawson Street in Thessalon, which received $569,400
  • Five units of affordable housing for seniors at Silver Birch Apartments, 531 Trunk Road, in Sault Ste. Marie, which received $689,715
  • Six units of affordable housing for survivors of domestic violence in Schumacher, which received $392,400
  • Six units of affordable housing at 11 Spruce Street South in Timmins, which received $300,000
  • Three units of affordable housing at 344 Lang Street in Timmins, which received $300,000
  • Nine units of affordable housing for Indigenous residents at 225 Grenier Road in Cochrane, which received $446,323
  • Three units of affordable housing at Possibility Community Homes, 9 Amory Street in Desbarats, which received $203,926

Quotes:

“Safe, adequate and affordable housing is a catalyst that enables Canadians to achieve other goals—from raising healthy children to pursuing education, jobs and opportunity. When affordable housing is in short supply, Canada’s whole economy suffers.”
— Adam Vaughan, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development (Housing and Urban Affairs)

“Ontario is committed to providing more affordable housing for families across the province. By helping our municipal and Indigenous partners improve access to housing, Ontario will continue to be a place where the work of building stronger communities starts at home.”
— Chris Ballard, Ontario’s Minister of Housing and Minister Responsible for the Poverty Reduction Strategy

“Ontario Aboriginal Housing Services is proud to work with numerous partners including the Timmins Native Friendship Centre, the Ministry of Housing and the federal government in the development of 18 homes for Indigenous People living in Timmins. Northeastern Ontario is experiencing a housing shortage and we know that safe, affordable housing is the foundation for the success of Indigenous individuals and families. Although there is much more work to be done, this is a step in the right direction.”
— Don McBain, Executive Director, Ontario Aboriginal Housing Services

“We are encouraged with the Government’s investments in affordable housing in Timmins to provide our residents a safe and affordable place to call home. We are encouraged to see the government working with local organizations to form partnerships to help address the growing problem many regional residents have in obtaining affordable housing. We appreciate the government support in our region on this critical issue and hope to see continued partnerships going forward.”
— Steve Black, Mayor, City of Timmins

“The Timmins Native Friendship Centre strives to improve the quality of life for Indigenous people living in an urban environment. We are on our way to providing 18 – two bedroom units, with two accessible units. We are excited to provide 18 families with a sense of security to avoid homelessness and provide onsite services as needed.”
— Gary Martin, President, Timmins Native Friendship Centre

Associated links:

  • Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) has been helping Canadians meet their housing needs for more than 70 years. As Canada’s authority on housing, CMHC contributes to the stability of the housing market and financial system, provides support for Canadians in housing need, and offers unbiased housing research and advice to Canadian governments, consumers and the housing industry. Prudent risk management, strong corporate governance and transparency are cornerstones of CMHC’s operations. For more information, please call 1-800-668-2642.
  • Investing in affordable housing programs is part of Ontario’s plan to create jobs, grow the economy and help people in their everyday lives. Since 2003, the province has committed more than $5 billion in funding for affordable housing, which has helped support more than 22,000 new affordable rental housing units, more than 335,000 repairs and improvements to social and affordable housing units and rental and down payment assistance to more than 93,000 households in need. These investments complement the commitments made through Ontario’s recent Long-Term Affordable Housing Strategy update, and support the province’s goal of ending chronic homelessness by 2025. For more information on affordable housing in Ontario, visit ontario.ca/affordablehousing.

Stay connected:

Follow us on Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn and Facebook.

Follow Ontario’s Ministry of Housing on Twitter.

Media contacts:

Émilie Gauduchon
Press Secretary
Office of Minister Duclos
819-654-5546
Emilie.Gauduchon@hrsdc-rhdcc.gc.ca

Angelina Ritacco
Public Affairs
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
416-218-3320
aritacco@cmhc-schl.gc.ca

Myriam Denis
Press Secretary and Communications Advisor
Office of Minister Ballard
416-585-6333
myriam.denis@ontario.ca

Conrad Spezowka
Communications
Ministry of Housing
416-585-7066
conrad.spezowka@ontario.ca

Article source: http://www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca/en/corp/nero/nere/2017/2017-07-13-1315.cfm

Government of Canada creates new homes for Sagamok Anishnawbek elders in Massey

Author: Toronto Real Estate Admin / Category: News Bulletin

MASSEY, ONTARIO, July 11, 2017 — The Government of Canada today announced the official reopening of the Elders Eagle Lodge Expansion Project, which adds eight brand new one-bedroom apartments to the existing fourteen-unit complex. The homes reflect the changing needs of members from Sagamok Anishnawbek, which include the Ojibwe, Odawa and Pottawatomi communities. Led by the administration of Sagamok Anishnawbek, the expansion project was made possible by an investment from CMHC’s On-Reserve Non-Profit Housing Program (Section 95).

The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and Minister Responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) made the announcement today.

Quick facts:

  • The On-Reserve Non-Profit Housing Program (Section 95) helps First Nations build, buy and repair, as well as administer affordable rental housing on reserve. Sagamok Anishnawbek’s total value of projects currently under this program is $14.07 million.
  • The total estimated project cost is $1,430,000. The federal government, through CMHC provided $1,142,400, with Sagamok Anishnawbek contributing $287,600 in equity. Through Section 95, Elders Eagle Lodge will receive a yearly operating subsidy of approximately $68,000.
  • The federal government is providing $554.3 million over 2016-18 to address urgent housing needs on reserve, including skills and capacity development support.
    • Of this amount, $137.7 million will help renovate or retrofit homes through CMHC’s suite of on-reserve renovation programs.
    • An additional $416.6 million is being provided to INAC to address immediate housing needs on-reserve.
  • Each year, CMHC funding helps build approximately 700 homes, and renovate about 1,000 housing units on reserve. CMHC also provides ongoing subsidy to First Nation communities for about 26,900 on-reserve social housing units.
  • In 2017, CMHC and INAC will work with First Nations, Inuit and Métis partners to co-develop distinct housing strategies that will improve outcomes and move towards greater Indigenous autonomy and responsibility for their housing.

Quotes:

“Through the On-Reserve Non-Profit Housing Program, our Government is providing assistance to those who need it most, like the elders here at Sagamok Anishnawbek and in all corners of the country. We share Sagamok Anishnawbek’s vision in creating high quality affordable housing, which helps promote pride, home ownership responsibility, individual well-being and makes communities stronger and more vibrant.”
— Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and Minister Responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation

Associated links:

  • CMHC has been helping Canadians meet their housing needs for more than 70 years. As Canada’s authority on housing, CMHC contributes to the stability of the housing market and financial system, provides support for Canadians in housing need, and offers unbiased housing research and advice to Canadian governments, consumers and the housing industry. Prudent risk management, strong corporate governance and transparency are cornerstones of CMHC’s operations. For more information, please call 1-800-668-2642 or follow us on Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn and Facebook.

Media contacts:

Émilie Gauduchon
Press Secretary
Office of Minister Duclos
819-654-5546
Emilie.Gauduchon@hrsdc-rhdcc.gc.ca

Gabriel Teo
Public Affairs Advisor, CMHC
604-737-4137
gteo@cmhc-schl.gc.ca

Article source: http://www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca/en/corp/nero/nere/2017/2017-07-11-1315.cfm