The Quebec government revealed a six-year plan for major expenditures on social and affordable housing. The source of the funding is the Canada-Quebec housing agreement, which was signed in 2018.
Municipal Affairs and Housing Minister Andrée Laforest announced that $279-million will be spent on the construction of 3,000 new social housing units, while over $2-billion will be put towards the renovation of affordable (ie. low-rent) housing in poor condition and over $847-million is being allotted to provide additional assistance to beneficiaries of the Housing Allowance program.
Earlier this year, the Quebec Federation of Low-rental Housing Tenants asked the government to to invest $ 2.2-billion for the renovation of 655 buildings across that province that have been graded D and E based on their dilapidated state.
Nous avons trois priorités dans le cadre de l’Entente Canada-Québec sur le logement1⃣ la construction de logements sociaux2⃣ la rénovation des HLM3⃣ le soutien direct aux locataires #polqc #polmun #assnat https://t.co/518zQqSlKq— Andrée Laforest (@AndreeLaforest) November 22, 2021
Quebec to invest $3-billion to renovate and build affordable & social housing
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