The Federal and Provincial Governments are celebrating the opening of a 145-unit affordable housing project by the Windsor Essex Community Housing Corporation (WECHC), in Windsor.
Meadowbrook Place, located at 3100 Meadowbrook Lane, is Ontario’s largest “passive house” multi-residential building and features 145 units of much needed housing for those of all income levels as well as small families and seniors.
The complex features 46 accessible units, and includes both indoor and outdoor shared spaces, and outdoor fitness equipment. Construction on the project began in late November 2019 and began welcoming residents in the Summer of 2023.
Cynthia Summers, CEO, Windsor Essex Community Housing Corporation expressed satisfaction that the project is now a reality. “Today is a day of celebration, Meadowbrook Place represents the accomplishments of so many people and organizations, from our amazing community partners to the senior levels of government. The most important thing to celebrate today is that Meadowbrook has become an integral part of our neighbourhood – a vibrant and welcoming community that our tenants and their families now proudly get to call home.”
The federal government provided $33.8 million, $13.3 million of which is a contribution, through the National Housing Co-Investment Fund (NHCF) for this project. This is in addition to the just over $5 million in funding announced for the project in September 2020 by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario through the Social Infrastructure Fund (SIF), the Investment in Affordable Housing (IAH) program, and the Ontario Priorities Housing Initiative (OPHI).