HALIBURTON, ON – The provincial government is shelling out some money to help a housing project take off.

The Minister of Infrastructure and Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock MPP, Laurie Scott announced today that Ontario is giving $50,000 to the Haliburton County Development Corporation.

This funding is part of the provincial government’s Rural Economic Development Program.

Although the overall goal is to create housing for students, this money is being used to create development studies.

Patti Tallman, Executive Director of the Haliburton County Development Corporation said “it is one of our strategic priorities at the Haliburton County Development Corporation to work closely with post-secondary institutions. We are very grateful for the opportunity to work with KOB North Lake Holdings to investigate the feasibility of a student residence next to the Haliburton campus.”

She goes on to say “through the support of OMAFRA’s RED Program, these studies are the first step towards creating the infrastructure needed for the Haliburton School of Art + Design Fleming College to expand. A student residence would be an incredible asset for our community.”

“By focusing on projects that help to create jobs and remove barriers to investment for the County of Haliburton, the revitalized Rural Economic Development program will undoubtedly help to grow and expand our local economy and create more investment and opportunity,” said Scott.