The City and Kingston & Frontenac Housing Corporation recognize the completion of affordable housing project at 27 Wright Crescent

The City of Kingston and Kingston & Frontenac Housing Corporation (KFHC) are pleased to recognize the completion a new affordable housing project at 27 Wright Crescent. The project includes 10 rent-geared-to-income units, 13 affordable housing units (i.e. below market rent), and 17 market units.

Residents moved into the new building in early March.

“The Kingston & Frontenac Housing Corporation has been excited to see residents move into our newest affordable housing project. Projects like this would not be possible without financial support from all levels of government,” says Mary Lynn Cousins-Brame, CEO of KFHC, the largest provider of community housing in the city.  

“We are very pleased to see the Kingston & Frontenac Housing Corporation continuing to expand the supply of mixed-income housing projects in our community. Never has it been more important to get housing built in our city, and so I look forward to continuing to work with KFHC and other housing providers to see more of these projects come to fruition,” says Mayor Bryan Paterson.

The project received capital funding assistance from the City, the provincially and federally funded Ontario Priorities Housing Initiative, and the National Housing Strategy’s Co-Investment program. The land at Wright Crescent was previously owned by the Sisters of the Congregation of Notre Dame who sold the land to the City specifically for the development of affordable housing.

“This project here in Kingston is yet another example of what can be achieved when we work together. Through this collaboration with the City, we are helping to ensure that all people in Kingston and across our province have safe and affordable housing that enables them to thrive,” says Mark Gerretsen, Member of Parliament for Kingston and the Islands.

The Hon. Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Housing and Diversity and Inclusion clearly states, “Every Canadian deserves a safe and affordable place to call home.”

He continues, “Through the National Housing Co-Investment Fund, our government is investing in affordable housing here in Kingston and across the country to help those who need it most. Through the National Housing Strategy, we will continue to ensure no one is left behind."

“A lack of supply affects all Ontarians – no matter your background or budget,” says Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing. “That’s why our government is making historic investments in community and supportive housing, including $1.3 million in this project in Kingston. These new units are more than just safe and affordable places to live, they are key to a better life for the residents who call them home.”

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  • Dinah Jansen
    published this page in News 2022-04-30 10:21:19 -0400