Children, Seniors and Social Development
September 14, 2018

The following is being distributed at the request of Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation:

New Supportive Housing Facility Officially Opens in St. John’s

The Honourable Lisa Dempster, Minister Responsible for the Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation, and Nick Whalen, Member of Parliament for St. John’s East, on behalf of the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, attended the John Howard Society of Newfoundland and Labrador’s official opening of Garrison Place in St. John’s today.

Garrison Place, a new 10-unit supportive housing facility assisting individuals experiencing or most at risk of homelessness, is funded through an equally cost-shared $1.25 million investment by the Governments of Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador under the Investment in Affordable Housing Agreement.

This project also received an additional $100,000 for programming and services space through the Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation’s Provincial Homelessness Fund, and $232,475 from the Federal Government’s Homelessness Partnering Strategy.

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“The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador is pleased to continue working closely with the Government of Canada and dedicated community-based partners, such as the John Howard Society, to ensure we are achieving better outcomes for the people of the province. For individuals who find themselves at risk of homelessness, access to safe, affordable housing options with support services can help them achieve greater stability and focus on their overall health and well-being.”
Honourable Lisa Dempster
Minister Responsible for the Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation

“Our government is dedicated to helping those in need, which is why we are proud to have invested in this project in St. John’s. These new supported bachelor units are more than just safe and affordable places to live, they are key to a better life for the residents who will call them home.”
Nick Whalen
Member of Parliament for St. John’s East

“The John Howard Society of Newfoundland and Labrador truly appreciates its partnerships with the Federal and Provincial Governments and the funding they’ve provided for Garrison Place. This new facility will enable the Society to provide 10 permanent, affordable and supportive housing units to some of our community’s most vulnerable individuals who have experienced homelessness or who are at risk for homelessness.”
Bryan Purcell
President, John Howard Society of Newfoundland and Labrador

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Jenny Bowring
Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation
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Michelle Hunt-Grouchy
Children, Seniors and Social Development
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Michael Brewster
Office of Minister Duclos
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Cindy Murphy
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2018 09 14                              2:15 p.m.