Hamilton to get share of $82M social housing retrofit cash: source

News Mar 30, 2016 by Matthew Van Dongen The Hamilton Spectator

Hamilton is expected to scoop up a share of the province's $82-million social housing retrofit fund Thursday, The Spectator has learned.

Provincial and city sources said an announcement is expected to include an allocation in the "millions" for Hamilton as part of the Social Housing Apartment Retrofit Program.

Eligible projects include both public and privately owned social housing apartment buildings with more than 150 units in need of major building systems upgrades such as new boilers, new windows and insulation.

CityHousing Hamilton — which is struggling to maintain several aging apartment building and complexes — is expected to see a share of the local cash, which will be distributed via the city's housing services manager.

CityHousing board chair Chad Collins said he didn't know any details about the planned announcement, but "any funding for our apartment buildings would be welcomed."

"Some of our greatest needs are in those bigger buildings, some of which are 40, 50, even 60 years old," he said. "In some cases, the parts we need for old systems like elevators are not being made anymore. It makes for a challenge."

mvandongen@thespec.com

905-526-3241 | @Mattatthespec

Hamilton to get share of $82M social housing retrofit cash: source

News Mar 30, 2016 by Matthew Van Dongen The Hamilton Spectator

Hamilton is expected to scoop up a share of the province's $82-million social housing retrofit fund Thursday, The Spectator has learned.

Provincial and city sources said an announcement is expected to include an allocation in the "millions" for Hamilton as part of the Social Housing Apartment Retrofit Program.

Eligible projects include both public and privately owned social housing apartment buildings with more than 150 units in need of major building systems upgrades such as new boilers, new windows and insulation.

CityHousing Hamilton — which is struggling to maintain several aging apartment building and complexes — is expected to see a share of the local cash, which will be distributed via the city's housing services manager.

CityHousing board chair Chad Collins said he didn't know any details about the planned announcement, but "any funding for our apartment buildings would be welcomed."

"Some of our greatest needs are in those bigger buildings, some of which are 40, 50, even 60 years old," he said. "In some cases, the parts we need for old systems like elevators are not being made anymore. It makes for a challenge."

mvandongen@thespec.com

905-526-3241 | @Mattatthespec

Hamilton to get share of $82M social housing retrofit cash: source

News Mar 30, 2016 by Matthew Van Dongen The Hamilton Spectator

Hamilton is expected to scoop up a share of the province's $82-million social housing retrofit fund Thursday, The Spectator has learned.

Provincial and city sources said an announcement is expected to include an allocation in the "millions" for Hamilton as part of the Social Housing Apartment Retrofit Program.

Eligible projects include both public and privately owned social housing apartment buildings with more than 150 units in need of major building systems upgrades such as new boilers, new windows and insulation.

CityHousing Hamilton — which is struggling to maintain several aging apartment building and complexes — is expected to see a share of the local cash, which will be distributed via the city's housing services manager.

CityHousing board chair Chad Collins said he didn't know any details about the planned announcement, but "any funding for our apartment buildings would be welcomed."

"Some of our greatest needs are in those bigger buildings, some of which are 40, 50, even 60 years old," he said. "In some cases, the parts we need for old systems like elevators are not being made anymore. It makes for a challenge."

mvandongen@thespec.com

905-526-3241 | @Mattatthespec