The government of Canada has committed to invest over $12.8 million for a housing project in Montreal.

Jean-Yves Duclos, minister of Families, Children and Social Development and minister responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), announced on Tuesday the federal government’s commitment for the construction of 78 housing units at Première Porte, located in the Ahuntsic-Cartierville neighbourhood of Montreal, along with two other projects.

"Through the government of Canada's historic National Housing Strategy, more Canadians will find safe, accessible and affordable housing in communities where their families can thrive and their children can learn and grow,” Duclos said. “The first group of projects announced today, through the National Housing Co-Investment Fund (NHCF), are part of our government's decade-long commitment to making housing more affordable.”

The estimated construction cost of the Première Porte project is $16.3 million. With the help of the NHCF and the investments of other partners, the project will provide housing for 78 families and individuals, including newcomers, in addition to offering support services to assist newcomers with their integration.

The project is led by the Société de Gestion Querbes (SGQ), an organization that helps newcomers overcome difficulties by offering them short-, medium- and long-term housing that meets their needs in terms of quality, price and safety.

"We are pleased to welcome Minister Duclos' announcement of support for the Première Porte project," said Mazen Houdeib, SGQ’s general manager.

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