WHITEHORSE, YUKON--(Marketwired - Aug. 12, 2016) - Kaushee's Place Transition Home is receiving $160,000 towards capital improvements. Support for the funding was provided by the Yukon Housing Corporation and Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) under the Social Infrastructure Fund Agreement.
"Our Government recognizes the ongoing need to provide women and children a safe place during crisis situations," said Larry Bagnell, Member of Parliament for Yukon, on behalf of the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and Minister Responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation. "By investing in Kaushee's Place, we are also following through on our commitment to offer safe and affordable housing for all Canadians."
"Kaushee's Place provides a very valuable service for Yukon women and children seeking safety and peace of mind," said Stacey Hassard, Minister Responsible for Yukon Housing Corporation. "The funding supplement we are providing today will ensure the quality and longevity of shelter facilities."
The improvements will increase the energy efficiency of the building and extend the life of the structure.
"We are grateful for the funding and support to maintain the integrity and legacy of our building," said Barbara McInerney, Executive Director for Yukon Women's Transition Home.
Yukon Women's Transition Home Society is a registered not-for-profit with charitable status. It operates Kaushee's Place, a 15 bed emergency shelter for women and their children who have experienced violence. Kaushee's Place also contains five apartment units for longer-term second-stage housing, in addition to operating Betty's Haven.
CMHC has been helping Canadians meet their housing needs for more than 70 years. As Canada's authority on housing, CMHC contributes to the stability of the housing market and financial system, provides support for Canadians in housing need, and offers unbiased housing research and advice to Canadian governments, consumers and the housing industry. Prudent risk management, strong corporate governance and transparency are cornerstones of CMHC's operations. For more information, please call 1-800-668-2642 or visit www.cmhc.ca.
The Yukon Housing Corporation was established in 1972 under the Housing Corporation Act. Yukon Housing Corporation has a broad mandate to address the housing needs of Yukoners, and develops and administers a variety of programs and services that supports this mandate, including loans, grants, building science research, education programs, staff housing, and social housing.
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