HAN-LOGEMENT AND THE CITY OF EAST ANGUS INAUGURATE 16 DISABLED-ACCESSIBLE APARTMENTS
In partnership with the Fonds immobilier de solidarité FTQ, the Société d’habitation du Québec and the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
ANGUS-EST, QC, May 31, 2022 /CNW Telbec/ – The non-profit organization Han-Logement inaugurated today two 8-unit buildings on Warner Street in East Angus. Newly built affordable housing meets the needs of people with physical or intellectual disabilities, or living with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
The $3.6 million project was carried out as part of a partnership between Han-Logement, the Fonds immobilier de solidarité FTQ, the Government of Quebec, through the Société d’habitation du Québec (SHQ), and the Government of Canadathrough Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC).
The SHQ contributed $360,000 for the building at 275, rue Warner, from funding granted by the federal government under the Canada-Quebec Agreement on the Rapid Housing Initiative. The SHQ will also offer eligible tenants a subsidy under its Rent Supplement program, which caps their rent at 25% of their income. The rest will be assumed by the SHQ (90%) and the municipality of East Angus (ten%).
The Town of East Angus and business people concerned about the well-being of their community members also made a significant contribution to the project. Desjardins Businesswhich grants a mortgage loan, plays a major financial role, alongside the Caisse d’économie solidaire Desjardins (Cécosol) and Investissement Québec (IQ).
“Every Quebecer deserves a safe and affordable place to call home. We believe in giving everyone a chance to succeed, especially those who live with unique challenges. That’s why we’re thrilled to support this wonderful project. These 16 new apartments will provide tenants with inclusive and affordable housing in the community, close to family and friends.”
The Honorable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and Member of Parliament for Compton—Stanstead
“I congratulate all the partners for their work on this project, which culminates today with this important inauguration for the East Angus community. Our government is proud to have contributed to this initiative, which meets the objective of providing adequate housing for people with special needs. Housing is a priority for our government and it warms my heart to know that these tenants will have a better quality of life thanks to these new apartments. »
François Jacques, MNA for Mégantic, on behalf of Andrée Laforest, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing
“I am very happy that East Angus can now provide affordable and accessible housing for 16 families with a disabled member. I would like to thank Han-Logement for having managed to raise the necessary funds and for his excellent work. This initiative greatly improves the quality of life of our fellow citizens who, thanks to these apartments accessible to people with disabilities, can live independently and close to family and friends. The Town of East Angus was happy to participate in this project and I would like to express my sincere thanks, on behalf of the tenants and all the citizens of East Angusto the generous donors who made this possible, in particular the Caisse Desjardins du Haut-Saint-François, the MRC du Haut-Saint-François and, of course, our main donors, Daniel Desruisseaux and its associates at Proxim-Gestion Pharma Angus. It is thanks to the invaluable support of our community that we are inaugurating Les habitations L’Apothicaire today. »
Lyne Boulanger, Mayor of East Angus
“The key to the success of a project of this magnitude is community mobilization, the commitment of all its citizens and giving them every opportunity to flourish. For more than 20 years, Han-Logement has succeeded in transforming lives, one apartment at a time. We started building accessible housing in Magog and Sherbrooke. As the concept we developed proved successful, the demand grew. After working in various municipalities in the Eastern Townships, we have diversified and now have projects in other regions of Quebec. These achievements have shown us the importance of the contribution of the local community, both economically and socially. In East Angus, the community has benefited from this collective involvement. I would like to thank everyone who participated in any way and hope that the tenants of these accessible apartments will take full advantage of this opportunity.”
Gilles DaoustChairman of the Board of Directors of Han-Logement
“The inauguration of a project like this in East Angus is a source of great pride for the Real Estate Fund and for the entire Fonds de solidarité FTQ network. We first partnered with Han-Logement in 2017 and it’s inspiring to see how the partnership has evolved. Together, we aim to build 500 accessible homes in around 40 towns across Quebec. This unique and profitable economic model, which brings together donors and financial, municipal and governmental actors around the same mission, has a real impact on society.”
Martin RaymondSenior Vice-President, Real Estate Investments, Fonds immobilier de solidarité FTQ
Main local donors
Daniel Desruisseaux group of pharmacists (Proxim Affiliated Pharmacy – Gestion Pharma Angus Inc.)
Local partners (support)
- Town of East Angus (donations of land)
- Caisse Desjardins du Haut-Saint-Francois
- MRC of Haut-Saint-Francois
Local partners (services)
- Sparks of Happiness
- Haut-Saint-François Regional Housing Office (OMH)
Main financial partners
- Solidarity Real Estate Fund QFL
- Quebec Housing Corporation (SHQ)
- Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
- Desjardins businesses – Eastern Townships
- Caisse d’économie solidaire Desjardins (Cécosol)
About Han Housing
Founded in 2002, Han-Logement is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of people with physical and/or intellectual disabilities or autism spectrum disorder (ASD) living in unsuitable housing in offering them affordable, quality housing adapted to their needs. . The organization has 16 buildings totaling 160 accessible apartments in Magog, Sherbrooke and richmond, East Angus and Cowansville. To learn more about Han-Logement, visit: hanlogement.org
About the Fonds immobilier de solidarité FTQ
Created in 1991, the Fonds immobilier de solidarité FTQ promotes economic growth and employment in Quebec by investing strategically in profitable and socially responsible real estate projects in partnership with other industry leaders. The Real Estate Fund supports residential, office, commercial, institutional and industrial projects of all sizes across Quebec. The Real Estate Fund supports mixed-use, residential, office, commercial, institutional and industrial projects of all sizes across Quebec. Like a December 31, 2021the Real Estate Fund had 54 projects worth $4.9 billion under development or under construction that will create some 40,000 jobs, as well as 84 portfolio properties under management, 1.8 million square feet of land to be developed and $146 million allocated to affordable, social and community housing. The Real Estate Fund is a member of Sustainable Building Quebec.
About Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
As from Canada authority on housing, CMHC contributes to the stability of the housing market and the financial system, provides support to Canadians in need and provides impartial housing research and advice to all levels of Canadian government, consumers and the housing industry. CMHC’s goal is that by 2030, everyone Canada has an affordable home that meets their needs. For more information, follow us on Twitter, instagram, Youtube, LinkedIn and Facebook.
About the Quebec Housing Corporation
As a leader in housing, the SHQ is dedicated to meeting the housing needs of Quebecers by providing affordable and low-rent housing and by offering assistance programs to support the construction, renovation and adaptation of housing, as well as access to home ownership. Moreover, the SHQ promotes the development of partnerships with communities, collaboration between stakeholders in the sector and innovation. To learn more about its activities, visit www.habitation.gouv.qc.ca, http://www.twitter.com/HabitationSHQ
SOURCE Solidarity Fund QFL
Information: Céline Ruel, Han-Logement, Mobile: 819943-0503, [email protected]; Josée Lagacé, Vice-President, Communications, Marketing and Investor Relations, Fonds immobilier de solidarité FTQ, Mobile: 514 707-5180, [email protected]