Three speakers came to the Southern Alberta Council on Public Affairs to outline their project – identifying Lethbridge citizens’ top priority social issues – and to ask for community feedback. That invitation is open to everyone, they added, through their initiative’s website: http://www.surveymonkey.com/r/socwellbeing. While the opioid crisis is in the headlines today, audience members suggested … Read More
Fort McMurray residents still struggling to rebuild and return home after the 2016 wildfire will get $2 million in financial assistance from the local municipality. The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo council approved the relief funding during a regular public meeting Tuesday. The new funding will match $2 million earmarked by the Canadian Red Cross, … Read More
Habitat for Humanity added to the stock of affordable housing in Calgary with the recent opening of a fourplex in the northwest community of Bowness. Habitat, along with sponsors, donors, community partners and volunteers, as well as future homeowners of the project, gathered at a dedication ceremony.
There was a time when the only way to find veterans in crisis was to comb the streets of Alberta’s big cities in hopes of finding those former soldiers who desperately needed to be connected with emergency services, employment and housing. Connecting veterans in crisis or at risk of homelessness with assistance such as financial … Read More
When Calgary’s Olympic bid appeared to be on the verge of flaming out, the bid corporation made some last minute, late night adjustments — or more specifically cuts to its budget which eliminated 1,000 units from its original housing promise. The original hosting plan, described by some as ambitious and even unrealistic, included 2,800 housing … Read More
Edmonton has been leading the fight in eliminating homelessness across Canada and the federal government is hoping new funding will allow other cities to follow suit. The Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness (CAEH) will receive $885,000 from the government’s homeless partnering strategy that will support 38 communities across the country in the 20,000 Homes Campaign, … Read More
A $10-million grant from the federal government will build eight new affordable housing projects across rural Alberta out of shipping containers. The first project, which will also receive provincial funding, will house 78 people in 33 units in Banff near the YWCA. The town has a vacancy rate that hovers near zero per cent. The … Read More
Administrators pitched a plan to city council’s executive committee that would see the city allot $132 million to a plan to develop 2,500 affordable housing units over the next four years. The plan hinges on an additional $377 million coming from other sources, namely the provincial and federal governments. The report that went to committee … Read More
Norfolk Housing Association has acquired a building containing 24 units and expanding their affordable housing offerings with the inclusion of more 1 and 2 bedroom units in the Hillhurst-Sunnyside community of Calgary. In 2017, Norfolk Housing Association proudly became mortgage free on five buildings in the Hillhurst and Sunnyside area of Calgary. This financial reality, … Read More
The governments of Canada and Alberta provided a combined investment of $10.2 million to the project, under the Investment in Affordable Housing Agreement. The project replaces an outdated seniors Crestview Lodge in Pincher Creek, with a new 50-unit, fully accessible lodge.