Réseau Habitation Femmes, located in the Villeray—St-Michel—Parc-Extension borough, will be able to offer 26 housing units to single mothers who are living on low income and at risk of becoming homeless. The units represent an investment of $10.9 million.
The Old Brewery Mission will be able to offer 24 rooms and support services in the Plateau-Mont-Royal borough to people who are either homeless or at risk of becoming itinerant. This part of the project represents a $6.6-million investment for the parties involved.
The announcement comes after the city had to deal with serious problems involving homeless people in recent months, including the tent city that emerged on Notre-Dame St. after the pandemic struck, and the death of Raphaël André, a 51-year-old homeless man who was found dead in a portable toilet in Plateau-Mont-Royal.