Habitations Jeanne-Mance
Habitations Jeanne-Mance is located in Montreal
Habitations Jeanne-Mance
Habitations Jeanne-Mance
Location of Habitations Jeanne-Mance in Montreal
Coordinates: 45°30′43″N 73°33′51″W / 45.512001°N 73.564221°W / 45.512001; -73.564221
CountryCanada Canada
ProvinceQuebec Quebec
InauguratedOctober 15, 1959
 • Land0.077 km2 (0.030 sq mi)
 • Total1,700
 • Density22,077.9/km2 (57,181/sq mi)

Habitations Jeanne-Mance is a low-income project in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It is located in the borough of Ville-Marie and is bordered by Ontario Street to the north, De Boisbriand Street to the south, Saint Dominique Street to the west and Sanguinet Street to the east. Built after the passage of the National Housing Act of 1954, Habitations Jeanne-Mance was the first public housing project built in Quebec and second housing project in Canada after Regent Park in Toronto.[1] With the demolition of Regent Park in 2005, Habitations Jeanne-Mance is now the oldest postwar public housing project in Canada.

The complex occupies an area of 7.7 hectares (19 acres), and counts 788 housing units. There are five high-rise buildings for senior citizens, fourteen 3-storey multiplexes for families, and nine townhouses for families. The average rent for a three bedroom apartment is $960 monthly.[2] The complex is home to over 1,700 residents representing seventy countries. The average household income is C$56,000 per year.

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  1. ^ "Reminiscence of the first social housing project in Canada" (PDF). Corporation d'habitation Jeanne-Mance. 2009-09-18. Archived from the original (PDF) on 13 April 2012. Retrieved 27 November 2012.
  2. ^ "Site and housing". Corporation d'habitation Jeanne-Mance. Archived from the original on 6 April 2012. Retrieved 27 November 2012.