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Canada Invests in Affordable Housing for People with Disabilities

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Hamilton, ON – The Canadian Government launched the National Housing Co-Investment Fund (NHCF), the largest program for affordable housing for people with disabilities.

Adam Vaughan, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, announced a $1.96 million financial commitment from the federal government for the construction of affordable housing for people with disabilities.

This project will provide supportive affordable housing to 45 people with disabilities. A joint project between Hughson Street Baptist Church and Indwell, the completed four-storey building will include a residential section and a church at 500 James Street North.

Hughson Street Baptist Church has been serving in the North End of Hamilton since 1887, acting upon issues that affect human quality of life, including social, economic, environmental and energy issues.

Indwell provides supportive housing to more than 550 households in southern Ontario through their programs in Hamilton, Woodstock, Simcoe, and London. Their facilities include a residential care facilitywith 24-hour on-site services, high support housing and independent apartments with supports.

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