Nov
30
2022

Government invests in social and transitional housing for Islanders

Additional social housing and transitional housing units will create more options for seniors and individuals in PEI.    

The Province is investing in a 39-unit modular seniors complex on Lefurgy Avenue in Summerside to support seniors on the social housing registry. This will be in addition to the 31-unit family housing complex also planned for the site. 

Government will also invest in building 13 additional transitional housing units at the Smith Lodge site on 35 Weymouth Street in Charlottetown. These units will be a part of a transitional supportive housing facility for Islanders that are looking to move from a shelter system to more stable housing environment. These units will complement Park Street Emergency Shelter and help to reduce pressure on overnight emergency shelter systems.

“We’ve had great success in some of our first modular builds in PEI and I’m excited to bring another build, this time to the Summerside area, which will bring 70 units to the area once the builds are complete. Another 13 transitional housing units at the site of Smith Lodge will create more options for stable living environments for those transitioning out of emergency shelters or experiencing homelessness.”

- Social Development and Housing Minister Matthew MacKay

For individuals looking for assistance with finding affordable housing, including applying for a social housing or a mobile rental voucher, visit Housing Assistance or email housing@gov.pe.ca or call 1-877-368-5770.

Media contact: 
Rebecca Gass
Senior Communications Officer 
Social Development and Housing 
rjgass@gov.pe.ca

Backgrounder

  • As of September 30, 2022, there are 53 seniors on the housing registry in Summerside and surrounding areas.
  • Park Street Emergency Shelter will host 50 emergency shelter beds for male and female identifying, queer and non-binary individuals needed emergency shelter services
  • Any person in need of emergency shelter services is asked to call the Shelter Support Line at 1-877-220-4722.

General Inquiries

Department of Housing, Land and Communities
2nd Shaw North
95 Rochford Street
Charlottetown, PE C1A 3T5

Phone: 902-218-8569

DeptHLC@gov.pe.ca