Newfoundland and Labrador: The Centre and the City of St. John’s help increase the supply of affordable housing

by | May 20, 2022 | News – sector growth

The Centre is excited to partner with the City of St. John’s to increase the availability of community housing in the city through the Housing Catalyst Fund.

This year $110,000 was awarded in grants to five transformative projects.

“The Centre is proud to contribute to these transformative projects in St. John’s. By working together, we collectively increase the impact of our efforts and the resources available to housing providers,”

“While the projects themselves are diverse, they share a common thread: increasing the supply of affordable housing in St. John’s. This is consistent with the Centre’s mission of supporting a vibrant and growing community housing sector and we are dedicated to growing partnerships like the Catalyst Fund to help the sector meet the growing needs of our community.”

Hope Jamieson, the Centre’s program manager for Newfoundland and Labrador

The funding recipients are

Anglican Homes

Funding for building condition assessments, housing age assessments and energy assessments for all Anglican Homes residential properties.

St. John’s Status of Women Council/Women’s Centre

Funding for a housing need and demand study that will expand the affordable housing stock for women and non-binary people.

The Gathering Place

Hiring a project manager for a major supportive housing development project at the former Sisters of Mercy convent.

Stella’s Circle

Funding for technical consultations to inform a national housing co-investment fund application to support an affordable housing project.

Hospitality NL

Development of a housing toolkit to provide reliable housing information to immigrants and refugees prior to their arrival in St. John’s.

Learn more about the Centre’s grant program

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