Federal, provincial, and local politicians gathered at the corner of Elgin and Darcy streets to announce a $5.7 million grant. It will more than double the existing affordable housing from 18 units to 40. The multi-phase project represents a huge upgrade to the existing buildings that were originally constructed in the 1960s.
Rebecca Carman, the Manager, Housing Services for Northumberland County, explains.
The housing mix will expand what is already there.
The $5.7 million from the two levels of government will cover only a portion of the costs.
The county is hoping to get started very soon. But what about the people already living there?
There are other projects going on to meet the affordable housing needs in Northumberland, as the Ontario Street project in Cobourg, as well. But there continues to be a great demand for affordable housing.
So, what’s next?
Here is a full version of the interview: