|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||26 Oct 2006 21:12:36 -0000|
|Subject:||[CPEO-BIF] Affordable housing on Brownfields (Canada)|
[The same practice is common in the U.S., and it poses a dilemma.
"Affordable" housing is needed, but should brownfields sites, many of
which end up with residual contamination, be relegated to poor people?]|
Affordable housing targeted to brownfield sites
TORONTO, /CNW/ - The Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario today allocated funding for a minimum of 300 units under the Canada-Ontario Affordable Housing Program to be built specifically on cleaned-up brownfield sites.
The announcement of the Affordable Housing Program - Brownfields Initiative was made today by the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Social Development Canada, and John Gerretsen, Ontario's Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing.
"Canada's new government is proud to contribute to the development of new affordable housing units at Toronto's brownfield sites that are now clean, green and safe," said Minister Finley. "We will be providing hundreds of families with secure, affordable housing and a better quality of life, and at the same time breathing new neighbourhood life into an area that has been dormant."
For the entire release, see http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/October2006/26/c4822.html
-- Lenny Siegel Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight c/o PSC, 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Brownfields mailing list Brownfields@list.cpeo.org http://www.cpeo.org/mailman/listinfo/brownfields
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