Niagara Region housing complex begins operations

The project adds much-needed supply to the area, officials say

Niagara Region housing complex begins operations

A low-rise apartment complex in Niagara Falls, Ontario has begun its operations, with support from the Ontario Priorities Housing Initiative of the federal and provincial governments.

The 6388 Hawkins Street project benefited from a federal tranche of $2.65 million, along with $960,000 from the Ontario government and $106,000 in seed funding.

The development, which is owned and operated by Niagara Regional Housing, offers one-, two-, and three-bedroom units along with a Housing First Unit featuring “a recovery-oriented approach to ending homelessness that centres on quickly moving people experiencing homelessness into independent and permanent housing, while providing additional ongoing supports and services as needed in order to improve client outcomes and keep them successfully housed,” said the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC).

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“Our government’s policies have delivered historic results in getting more housing built faster and complement our nearly $4.4 billion [in] investments over the past three years to grow and enhance community and supportive housing,” said Steve Clark, the province’s Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing.

“We have also strengthened mental health and addictions supports for people experiencing, or at risk of homelessness. Ensuring all Ontarians have home that meets their needs and budget, especially our most vulnerable, is a top priority for our government.”