News and Announcements

NEWS | City of Lethbridge trying to bridge gaps in social services

November 16, 2018

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

NEWS | $2M in wildfire rebuild relief approved for Fort McMurray evacuees

November 16, 2018

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

NEWS | New affordable housing opens in Calgary’s Bowness area

November 12, 2018

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.      

NEWS | Calgary’s Olympic bid slashes affordable housing promise

November 5, 2018

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

NEWS | Edmonton leading the national fight to end homelessness, Ottawa hopes other cities follow with new funding

November 5, 2018

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

NEWS | Norfolk Housing Association expands Calgary affordable housing offerings

October 30, 2018

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

NEWS | Pincher Creek Seniors Lodge Grand Opening

October 26, 2018

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.