EDMONTON, AB, Sept. 28, 2020 /CNW/ – Every Canadian deserves a safe and affordable place to call home. That is why the governments of Canada and Alberta are creating jobs and supporting permanent supportive housing with the opening of 42 new units in Edmonton’s Belvedere community.
Today, the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and the Minister responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), along with provincial Seniors and Housing Minister Josephine Pon, announced the grand opening.
With a mix of one-and two-bedroom units, the new apartments will provide a safe and stable home for individuals, couples, and families who are experiencing housing instability or homelessness. Residents will have access to social programs and Indigenous and cultural-based supports through a partnership between Right at Home Housing Society and NiGiNan Housing Ventures.
The governments of Canada and Alberta jointly contributed $6 million for this project, which created more than 70 jobs.
“Every Canadian deserves a safe and affordable place to call home. With today’s announcement 42 families will have homes near the services they need. This is a great example of the National Housing Strategy at work.” – The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and the Minister responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC)
“I am pleased to see the new housing project open its doors. These apartments will give those most in need access to a stable home with supports to help them get back on their feet. Through this project, Alberta’s government is delivering on its commitment to address the need for more permanent supportive housing.” – Josephine Pon, Provincial Minister of Seniors and Housing
“Housing is more than a roof over someone’s head. This type of housing offers the foundation for a better