Jun
24
2020

New affordable housing for Islanders

Islanders seeking affordable housing through the province’s social housing registry will benefit from 64 new housing units in five island communities. 

Financial support, through the Affordable Housing Development Program, is supporting 12 new affordable housing units with private developers in Kensington and Tignish. Additionally, the Province of Prince Edward Island is tendering the design and construction of 32-units of affordable housing in Summerside and 10-units of affordable housing for Morell and Georgetown each. 

“Affordable housing is a key component to a person’s health and wellbeing. Through a mix of provincially-owned units and partnerships with local developers, we are working to address the realities of our province’s current housing situation and ensure more Islanders have safe, suitable housing so they can live, work and thrive.”

- Social Development and Housing Minister Ernie Hudson

In addition to the 64 units announced today, there are currently 295 affordable housing units – where the province sets rent to 25 per cent of income – under construction across the province. All of these units are expected to be completed over the next year. Since June 2019, 77 new affordable housing units have opened. 

Through programs such as the Affordable Housing Development Program, investments in mobile vouchers and 100 new government-owned social housing units announced in the 2020-2021 capital budget, the province is committed to adding 1,200 new affordable housing units over the next four years. 

Media contact:
April Gallant
Department of Social Development and Housing
902-620-3409
aldgallant@gov.pe.ca

Backgrounder 

Tignish

  • The province is partnering with developer Layton Graham to add 3 mixed affordable housing units at Dalton Avenue. The province has signed a 20 year agreement to maintain the housing as affordable for Islanders on the housing registry. Construction is set to begin summer 2020. 

Kensington

  • The province is partnering with developers Mike James and Sheldon Stewart to add 9 mixed affordable housing units on Brookins Drive. The province has signed a 20 year agreement to maintain the housing as affordable for Islanders on the housing registry. Construction is set to begin summer 2020. 

Summerside

  • The Province of Prince Edward Island, through the PEI Housing Corporation (PEIHC), is creating 32 family housing units in Summerside on the site of the former Summerset Manor. Construction is expected to begin spring 2021 and be completed by spring 2022. 

Morell

  • The Province of Prince Edward Island, through the PEIHC, is creating 10 mixed units in Morell on land currently owned by PEIHC. Construction is expected to begin spring 2021 and be completed by spring 2022. 

Georgetown

  • The Province of Prince Edward Island, through the PEIHC, is creating 10 mixed units in Georgetown. The province is working with the Municipality of Three Rivers to find a location. Construction is expected to begin spring 2021 and be completed by spring 2022.

General Inquiries

Department of Social Development and Housing
2nd Floor, Jones Building
11 Kent Street
PO Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8

Phone: 902-620-3777
Toll-free: 1-866-594-3777
Fax: 902-368-4740

DeptSDH@gov.pe.ca