June 13th, 2018 by

$$$ for two social housing projects

Belleville Councillor Garnet Thompson (File photo: Mary Thomas/Quinte News)

An apartment building with affordable housing units, proposed for Belleville, may receive some funding through Hastings-Quinte social housing.

The Community and Human Services Committee decided Wednesday to recommend that the Springale Development Inc project receive $800,000 for a 17-unit building, with 10 units being affordable.

Committee chair Belleville Councillor Garnet Thompson called it “a wonderful project”.

The company and Altogether Affordable Housing Corporation are proposing a joint-venture relationship and proposing to build a 32-unit building on Great St. James Street in two phases. The first phase will be 17 units with 10 units being affordable.

The committee is also recommending the awarding of $513,655 to a second Springale project, for a five-unit building in Bancroft.

The company has partnered with NHCIA to build the units on Chemaushgon Road.

Director Erin Rivers told Quinte News, “The province is stressing the importance of community partnership and both projects demonstrate that we have the builder and not for profit agencies working together to find solutions to the affordable housing crisis.”

The recommendations go to the Hastings County council meeting later this month for final approval.