The foundation for affordable housing in Antigonish is getting stronger. It was announced Thursday that The Antigonish Affordable Housing Society is receiving
$81,09 from the federal government.
MP for Central Nova, Sean Fraser was on hand for the funding announcement on phase 2 of the affordable housing initiative. Fraser says assisting in phase two helps the greater Antigonish community:
Jean Yves Duclos is the Minister responsible for housing, and was on hand for the announcement yesterday at the Antigonish Library. While large cities like Toronto and Halifax receive affordable housing investments, he says focusing on small towns like Antigonish is just as important:
Colleen Cameron is the Chairperson for the Antigonish Affordable Housing Society. She says Phase 2 is expected to move along much smoother as a result of lessons learned from Phase 1:
Cameron says no timeline is in place yet for Phase 2, and this funding covers the soft costs, which include the architect fees. Cameron says that this project is not about building units; it’s about building community. Phase One of the development, known as Riverside Estates opened in April.