Brockville – United Counties of Leeds & Greville (UCLG) Council has approved the purchase of a property at 100 Perth Street in Brockville to support individuals who are precariously housed.
Following a recommendation from the Joint Services Committee, Counties Council finalized the purchase and approved a full renovation to be completed by December 31, 2021. The contractor Competitive Renovations will create eight small, self-contained units to support people in need of housing. The property was purchased from the Ontario Conference Corporation of the Seventh Day Adventist Church.
The project is in partnership with Lanark, Leeds and Grenville Addictions and Mental Health (LLGAMH), who will assist in ongoing subsidy for the units, in addition to managing the units and linking tenants to supports.
The overall cost of the project is $1.5-million with funding from the Original Social Services Relief Fund Capital, the Social Services Relief Fund Holdback portion and Housing Capital Projects. The ongoing costs of these apartments will be supported with the rental revenue that will come from pay-direct shelter allowances for social assistance tenants, in addition to a housing subsidy provided through LLGAMH.