The Ontario government is investing over $3.1 million in supportive housing to give people at risk of homelessness in Norfolk County a place to live, along with access to a wide range of services. Funding for the project will be delivered through the Home for Good program.
“As we gradually and safely reopen the province, we need a strong community housing system that supports our most vulnerable and meets local needs,” said Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing. “Projects like the renovated Norfolk Inn build on our government’s work to ensure that everyone can find safe and affordable housing across Ontario.”
The old Norfolk Inn, located at 41 Norfolk Street South in Simcoe, will be renovated into a two-storey, 32-unit supportive housing development. The new affordable housing complex will include seven accessible units, a community space and commercial units on the ground floor. This project will also help people access a variety of support programs such as counselling and life-skills training.
“This is a critical project as it will provide some of the most vulnerable members of our community a roof over their head and access to programs they need to improve their quality of life,” said Toby Barrett, MPP, Haldimand—Norfolk. “By providing affordable housing our government is helping more people stabilize their lives, find employment, and become contributing members of their communities.”
“The provincial government’s most generous contribution will not only provide relief to the Norfolk County tax payer in years ahead, but will give us the additional flexibility to seek out other, creative solutions to increasing the availability of affordable housing so desperately needed in Norfolk County,” said Mayor Kristal Chopp.