Welcome to Sidney Place, Belleville’s newest affordable housing opportunity. Located at 450 Sidney Street, the project is a much welcomed response to the area’s affordable housing crisis. Sidney Place is a mix of affordable and market rent units, ensuring diversity and long-term sustainability.
Sidney Place is also home to the Quinte Community and Housing First Partnership, an innovative collaborative approach to providing affordable and supportive housing services. The partnership recognizes the critical role played by landlords in providing safe, affordable housing and the equally important role of community agencies in supporting vulnerable individuals in their ‘home’ and in the broader community.
The partnership is made up a landlord (MAPS Development Corporation), five community agencies who provide support to the tenants, a lead agency (All-Together Housing) responsible for fundraising and a co-ordinator whose key job is to foster positive collaborative relationships among all parties in the Partnership with the goal of producing successful tenancies in an inclusive, engaged community.
We are proud to have received an Ontario Trillium Foundation SEED Grant to have assisted us with this unique supportive housing model.
Click on the link below for a copy of the Partnership Agreement.
Click below to view our video: Sidney Place: a Good Neighbour Community
GREAT SAINT JAMES STREET PROJECT – UPDATE
Additional Funding to Address Housing in Hastings
Additional provincial program funding will help with the affordable housing crisis and address homelessness in Hastings County.
The Investment in Affordable Housing for Ontario program provided more than $248,000 to the county it was announced at Wednesday’s community and human services committee meeting.
Committee director Erin Rivers said there was a surplus of funding at the government level and the county was fortunate enough to have a previously approved project that qualified for additional funding.
Rivers said the government contacted the County in December and asked if they had previously approved affordable housing development projects that qualified for additional funding and the 17-unit Springale Development Inc. development and the Altogether Affordable Housing Corporation on Great St. James Street, with 10 units originally marked as affordable housing, qualified.
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All-Together and our partner Springale Development Inc are the successful applicants for $1.3M from the Investment in Affordable Housing Program (IAH) to build new affordable housing units in Belleville and Bancroft! Very exciting!
For the complete story please click here!
Belleville’s Planning Committee has recommended to Council that our application for a re-designation of zoning to accommodate a multi-residential build be approved. This is an important step in making this affordable housing development a reality!
The Great Saint James project will be a new build located within the City of Belleville along a public transit line. It will consist of 32 affordable housing units with mixed apartment types – primarily 1 bedrooms/studios but with at least 3 3-bedroom units for use by Canadian Mental Health Association, Hastings-Prince Edward Branch, which is seeking to replace some of its aging transitional housing stock. Two-bedroom units may also be addedto accommodate requests by community agencies for use as live-in training opportunities for clients working their way to more independent living.
The build will be fully accessible on the main floor and include smart technology, office space for referral agencies, a multi-purpose common room and outdoor patio.
Affordability will be determined by the type of government financing which can be accessed but no unit shall be more than 90% of average market rent as determined by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation’s annual report of Average Rental Market Rents for the City of Belleville. All-Together will work to a goal of 80% of average market rent and work with Hastings County to secure rent subsidies for its tenants experiencing deep poverty.
All-Together is currently the lead agency for the Quinte Community and Housing First Partnership, a collaborative approach between support agencies and a private rental market landlord/developer to implement a supportive housing model.
All-Together will initially be a 50% owner of the new build at Great Saint James along with Springale Development Inc and its owner/president Phil Spry, who has built a solid reputation for quality workmanship and a shared vision of safe, accessible, supportive and affordable housing for some of our most vulnerable citizens.
Tom’s Place is a transitional supportive housing project for senior men who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. It was funded by the federal government’s Homelessness Partnering Strategy as a result of a successful application by All-Together. It opened in July 2010 and comprises a main kitchen, living room, four upstairs bedrooms and a studio-type unit for use by our Facility Tenant, who is responsible for reporting maintenance and repairs issues to All-Together as well as acting as a good-will neighborhood ambassador for the agency.
Referrals and ongoing support are provided by our valued partner Canadian Mental Health Association, Hastings-Prince Edward Branch (CMHA-HPE)
For a story by Loyalist College Journalism Student Angus Argyle about one of our tenants, please click here!
HEALTHY SPACE HOUSING
April 2014-May 2017
In April 2014, All-Together launched its first Healthy Space housing project. The project was made possible through a very generous donation of property by the Zegouras family in memory of their parents Diane and George Zegouras, former mayor for the City of Belleville and with substantial support from foundations, local businesses and housing champions.
In August 2014 we hosted an Open House for donors to view the progress we had made in our renovations to the building.
Click below to view our video Healthy Space Open House.
The 4000 square foot Victorian age brick building , located at the corner of Victoria Avenue and Church Street (Belleville), was built in 1880 by a local doctor and was occupied by doctors until 1957. The building, complete with a two-storey carriage house, is listed in City of Belleville’s Heritage Buildings.
The project was completed in May 2017 (although our last two tenants were able to move in in November 2016) It is home to low-income individuals facing complex health-related issues, both physical and mental. Our valued partners CMHA-HPE and HIV/AIDS Regional Services (HARS) provide referrals and support to our tenants.
The project comprises three 1-bedroom or studio-style units, two transitional units for persons who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, onsite laundry facilities, common areas for tenants both inside and outside and community oriented space for use by service and health-care agencies providing support to our tenants.