Canada-Quebec Social Housing Agreement
As soon as Canada`s $55 billion housing strategy was announced in November 2017, Quebec welcomed Ottawa`s investment, while calling for control of the $1.4 billion in promised social housing funding. The two ministers responsible for the file at their respective levels announced it Thursday evening on social networks: the federal Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, Ahmed Hussen, and the Quebec Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Andrée Laforest. In an agreement described as “historic” by the federal and provincial governments, they announced Tuesday that $ 3.7 billion would be invested in improving social and affordable housing in Quebec. 1.12.1 For fiscal years 2019-2020 and 2020-2021, a contribution agreement between Canada and an eligible organization, in accordance with the transitional measures described in Article 4.1; But with a rapidly growing crisis with affordable housing in several Quebec cities, municipalities have been pushing the two governments to reach an agreement for several months. Case management may be eligible in several areas of activity. Case Management refers to a comprehensive and strategic form of service delivery, in which case managers assess the needs of individuals and families. Where appropriate, case managers may organize, coordinate and request the provision of programs and services tailored to the needs of individuals to help them achieve their goals and improve their self-sufficiency (e.g.B. refer clients to income assistance measures; pre-employment assistance and transition to the labour market; supporting the development of life skills; help clients reintegrate into the school system and ensure their success; support for social integration; For example, providing culturally relevant assistance to Indigenous clients). The agreement confirms that the governments of Canada and Quebec share the goal of reducing the number of Quebec households in need of housing. Canada`s financial contribution will thus support Quebec`s housing initiatives and priorities. In return, CMHC will be able to use the SHQ`s information under this agreement to measure the achievement of the federal objectives of the National Housing Strategy that it has set itself. “We are pleased to announce that the Government of Canada and the Government of Quebec have reached a win-win agreement on housing construction,” Hussen said on Twitter. Read more: Ex Park tenants are protesting for more social housing for their municipality, but Plante said the deal is unlikely to help alleviate the problem in the short term.
The mayors of Montreal, Quebec City and Gatineau are claiming victory after the provincial and federal governments reached an agreement in principle on Thursday on the financing of social housing. Read more: Québec Solidaire says government fails to maintain empty units amid Montreal`s housing crisis “Everything can be done better, but pretty much things are good,” he said. . . .