For London, 145 new units will be funded for $10.15 million and supplements for 210 units will amount to another $2.9 million.
Fontana, who's also the federal labour minister and the MP for London-North-Centre, and Ward 7 Coun. Susan Eagle, a housing activist, described the funding as positive but overdue.
"This is good news for London, especially the 400 or 500 families who have been waiting a long time," Fontana said yesterday.
"We're back in the business of housing," he said, noting $24 million has been set aside to fast-track the development of 500 affordable housing units immediately across Ontario.
He noted Ottawa has re-entered social housing after long negotiations with the province. Ontario got out of the social housing business after the Mike Harris-led Conservatives swept to power a decade ago.
Ed: Yeah, because social housing is so effective, don't you know?
Thursday, September 01, 2005
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