Outremont | 91 affordable homes ready by the end of 2023

Just over 90 affordable housing units are being built in the MIL campus area of ​​the Université de Montréal in Outremont. The multigenerational housing project, executed at a cost of $24.5 million, will welcome its first residents before the end of 2023.


Work on the Coop MIL project, which will provide 91 affordable homes for families, singles and low- and middle-income seniors, is nearing completion.

The building, built on Querbes Avenue, will have 20 three- and four-bedroom units, 27 two-bedroom units and 44 one-bedroom units. The first tenants will be able to move in at the end of next year, or at the latest at the beginning of 2024.

“We are building a neighborhood with a university vocation, at the forefront of sustainable development, a neighborhood too, and that is very important, citizen. A meeting place, a place to live, a place of social diversity,” delighted the Chancellor of the University of Montreal, Daniel Yesterday, Friday during a press conference.

He was notably accompanied by Rachel Bendayan, Liberal MP for Outremont and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Tourism and Associate Minister of Finance, Randy Boissonnault.


PHOTO HUGO-SÉBASTIEN AUBERT, THE PRESS

Rachel Bendayan, Liberal Member of Parliament for Outremont

It has been 10 years since the MIL campus project was launched and I am still delighted to see how quickly the neighborhood is transforming, revitalizing and revitalizing.

Rachel Bendayan, Liberal Member of Parliament for Outremont

Ottawa is funding $4.7 million of the project’s total budget, plus $11.4 million from the Société d’habitation du Québec (SHQ), under the AccèsLogis Montréal program, and $8.4 million from the City of Montreal, of which $3.4 million is supported by the Metropolitan Community of Montreal.

Up to 50% of tenants could benefit from SHQ’s Rent Supplement Programme, which would allow them to pay just 25% of their income towards housing.

The University of Montreal had sold part of its land to build rental housing there, on the condition that 30% of the housing was affordable.

Inaugurated in 2019, the MIL campus has been singled out for its role in the gentrification of the surrounding neighborhoods, particularly the Parc-Extension.

The press release issued by the federal government gave the impression that Liberal MP Rachel Bendayan was the Parliamentary Secretary to Minister Ahmed Hussen, not Tourism Minister and Associate Finance Minister Randy Boissonnault, as this article should have stated. Our apologies.

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