Elgin Park redevelopment gets financial boost from feds and province

Adam Vaughan, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, David Piccini, MPP for Northumberland—Peterborough South, along with the Honourable Steve Clark, Ontario’s Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, made the announcement with local officials including Mayor John Henderson.



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:

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