WRP: Affordable Housing Champion
WRP Neighbourhood Housing was named an Affordable Housing Champion by the City of Toronto on June 3, 2010 at a meeting of the Affordable Housing Committee. WRP was one of the 21 public and private sector organizations honoured by the City for creating or having created over 3,000 affordable rental and ownership homes in 2010.
Sister Margaret Myatt CSJ, former WRP Neighbourhood Housing Board Chair, received a decorative hammer and a City scroll from Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti, Chair of the Affordable Housing committee, during a special awards breakfast.
Commenting on this award, Sister Jeanine Scarfone, SSS, Board Chair of WRP Neighbourhood Housing, said, "The women religious congregations of Toronto have never hesitated in their dedication to this project. They sought out partners, raised funds, and supported this project through prayers and tireless efforts to create these 38 affordable homes for families who needed them."
WRP Neighbourhood Housing was formed in 2000 as a Millennium Project by 40 Catholic Women Religious Congregations to create affordable ownership homes on a site in east Scarborough. Through a unique partnership with public, private and not-for-profit sectors, WRP (Women Religious Project) overcame numerous challenges and showed dedication, passion and commitment to the goal of providing much-needed, affordable housing in their community.
"Our 2010 Housing Champions are the key to helping Torontonians live healthier, safer and more rewarding lives," said Councillor Mammoliti.
by Gisela Côté
Photo courtesy of the City of Toronto