HAMILTON, ON – People who are experiencing homelessness, suffering from mental health and addictions, and urban Indigenous individuals will now have access to 50 safe affordable homes in Hamilton.
Today, the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Housing and Diversity and Inclusion, Chad Collins, Member of Parliament for Hamilton East–Stoney Creek, and Steve Clark, Ontario’s Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, and Neil Lumsden MPP for Hamilton East – Stoney Creek, announced $5.8 million in federal and provincial funding for McQuesten Lofts.
The Government of Canada is investing over $3 million to support the project through the National Housing Co-Investment Fund (NHCF). In addition to a joint investment with the province of over $2.8 million through the Affordable Housing (IAH) Bilateral Agreement.
Located at 256 Parkdale, McQuesten Lofts is operated by Indwell Community Homes, and serves individuals in need of affordable, secure housing by providing support services that address and prevent homelessness through enhanced housing stability. Twenty-percent of the units are dedicated to addressing the chronically and episodically homeless urban Indigenous population in Hamilton. The remaining units address the following priority populations: chronically homeless, individuals transitioning from provincially funded institutions, individuals with mental health and addictions issues and persons with disabilities. The project aims to assist the most vulnerable populations by creating a home where their lives are transformed and they can flourish in a community of belonging. Fully independent apartments provide tenants the opportunity to create a life of their own with safety, privacy, and dignity.