Released on October 30, 2023
Regina families in need have access to newly renovated affordable housing, thanks to a combined investment of $12.5 million from the Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan to rejuvenate 89 social housing units.
The announcement was made today by Dan Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs and Minister responsible for PrairiesCan and CanNor, Social Services Minister and Minister Responsible for the Saskatchewan Housing Corporation (SHC) Gene Makowsky, alongside representatives from the Regina Housing Authority to officially welcome tenants into their newly renovated homes.
The opening marks the completion of renovations to 89 two- and three-bedroom social housing units. Originally built in 1958, the units received renovations including reconfiguration of space, new kitchens, bathrooms, furnaces and appliances. Funding of $12.5 million was provided for the project through the National Housing Strategy (NHS) and the Canada Community Housing Initiative (CCHI).
"Through our bilateral housing agreement with Saskatchewan, the federal government has helped renovate 89 homes in Regina for families in need of safe, comfortable homes that meet their needs," said Vandal. "Thanks in part to this $12.5 million in joint funding, very soon these families will have new, renovated homes to call their own."
"We recognize that safe and affordable housing contributes to the health and well-being of people in our province," Makowsky said. "Our government continues to work with the Government of Canada through the National Housing Strategy to modernize and improve in-demand social housing across the province.
- Canada's National Housing Strategy (NHS) is a 10-year, $82-plus billion plan that will give more Canadians a place to call home.
- NHS is built on strong partnerships between the federal, provincial, and territorial governments, and continuous engagement with others, including municipalities, Indigenous governments and organizations, and the social and private housing sectors. This includes consultations with Canadians from all walks of life, and people with lived experience of housing need.
- All NHS investments delivered by the federal, provincial, and territorial governments will respect the key principles of NHS that support partnerships, people and communities.
- In 2019, the Government of Saskatchewan and the Government of Canada entered into an agreement through the National Housing Strategy. The CMHC-Saskatchewan Bilateral Agreement will invest $449.9 million over 10 years, which is cost shared between the federal and provincial governments.
- Visit Canada.ca/housing for the most requested Government of Canada housing information.
- 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. CMHC's aim is that everyone in Canada has a home they can afford and that meets their needs. For more information, please visit cmhc.ca or follow us on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn and Facebook.
- To find out more about the National Housing Strategy, visit www.placetocallhome.ca.
- View the National Housing Strategy Housing Funding Initiatives Map to see affordable housing projects that have been developed across Canada.
- In November 2019, the Government of Saskatchewan released Saskatchewan's Growth Plan: the Next Decade of Growth 2020-2030, which sets out the government's vision for a province of 1.4 million people by 2030. The plan identifies principles, goals and actions to ensure Saskatchewan is capturing the opportunities and meeting the challenges of a growing province. To learn more, visit www.saskatchewan.ca.
For more information, contact:Kevin Collins
Office of the Minister of Housing, Infrastructure and Communities
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation