Feds contribute $6.6M to Bells Corners affordable housing project

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The federal government is kicking in more than $6.6 million towards the completion of an affordable housing project on the site of the former Christ Church Bells Corners rectory.

This amount is complemented by $740,000 for fee and development charge waivers from the City of Ottawa and $4 million in Ontario Priorities Housing Initiative funding.

Located at 3865 Old Richmond Rd., the building, which has been named Hollyer House, will include a mix of unit sizes and rental affordability to create a diverse community and address the needs of vulnerable populations, including seniors, people with disabilities and low-income families.

Of the building’s 35 units, 10 will be dedicated to single women and women with children. The ground floor of the building will host a community services hub containing a food cupboard and a community resource centre. 

“The Anglican Diocese of Ottawa is a strong advocate for affordable housing and is actively committed to providing new units,” said Shane Parker, bishop of the Anglican Archdiocese of Ottawa, in a news release. 

The federal funds will be administered through the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. as part of the federal government's National Housing Strategy.