February 19, 2016

New Rental Housing Officially Opens in Weyburn

The Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan, along with the City of Weyburn and C. Anderson Holdings Inc., today celebrated the official opening of eight rental units of the South Pointe rental project in Weyburn. 

Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Minister Ralph Goodale, on behalf of Families, Children and Social Development Minister and Minister Responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) Jean-Yves Duclos, along with Health Minister and Weyburn-Big Muddy MLA Dustin Duncan, on behalf of Social Services Minister and Minister Responsible for the Saskatchewan Housing Corporation (SHC) Donna Harpauer, and Weyburn Mayor Debra Button, made the announcement today. 

“I want to congratulate everyone involved in the South Pointe housing development, along with the funding partners – CMHC and the Province of Saskatchewan – who have helped to bring more affordable rental housing to Weyburn,” Goodale said. “In the coming weeks and months, we look forward to working with Canadians, housing stakeholders and our partners in provinces, territories and municipalities as we restore a constructive role for the federal government in supporting affordable housing.”   

“Our Government is pleased to support this project, which will provide more Saskatchewan people with a home in which to build their dreams for the future," Duncan said. "Partnerships are important to help bring projects like this forward, and to keep Saskatchewan strong. We sincerely thank everyone involved with this project, and will continue to work with our partners to create more housing opportunities in Weyburn and in other Saskatchewan communities.” 

"We are pleased to have the opportunity to give back to our community and help the hardworking citizens of Weyburn," Button said. "We would like to thank CMHC, SHC, and the City of Weyburn for making this project a reality. Without their support and vision, a project of this magnitude would not be possible. We look forward to continued success and partnership in the City of Weyburn." 

Associated links:

  • In October 2012, the Government of Saskatchewan released the Saskatchewan Plan for Growth: Vision 2020 and Beyond, which sets out the Government’s vision for a province of 1.2 million people by 2020. The Plan identifies principles, goals and actions to ensure Saskatchewan is capturing the opportunities and meeting the challenges of a growing province. Since 2007, the Government of Saskatchewan has invested over $700 million to develop and repair more than 14,600 homes around the province. 
  • Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation has been Canada's authority on housing for over 70 years. To find out more about how the Government of Canada and CMHC help Canadians meet their housing needs, visit www.cmhc.ca or call 1-800-668-2642. 
  • To Stay connected follow CMHC on Twitter @CMHC_ca.

Quick facts: 

  • Located at #4 and #8 – 8th Avenue South, South Pointe is an eight-unit housing development with four of the units subsidized for moderate-income renters. Each of the apartments has two bedrooms and is approximately 1,000 square feet (92.9 square meters). 
  • The federal and provincial governments, through CMHC and SHC, are jointly contributing approximately $160,000 under the Canada-Saskatchewan Investment in Affordable Housing (2014-2019) Agreement Capital Rent Subsidy program. 
  • The Government of Saskatchewan, through SHC, is also providing $40,000 under the Rental Construction Incentive to match the $40,000 contribution from the City of Weyburn for the eight-unit project. 
  • The funding balance is being provided by C. Anderson Holdings Ltd. in the form of cash, land equity, and financing.