By next summer, this empty downtown 5th Avenue lot will transform into an affordable rental apartment building. With 74 units for people at risk of homelessness, it will provide a safe place for people to live and build their lives.
Learn more about the project in this Calgary Star article.
- This is the 5th major housing project in Calgary supported by our federal Liberal government.
- We committed $9.8 million to the project.
- 16 of the 74 units will be wheelchair accessible. This is critical given how hard it is for people with a disability to find a safe, affordable place to live.
- The building is designed to achieve 41% energy savings.
- Renting at 65% or less of the median market rent in the area, all 74 units will be affordable
- Construction starts next month, creating jobs.
- Residents will move in next year.
- It’s part of our government’s National Housing Co-Investment Fund, the largest program of its kind in Canadian history.
After decades of neglect, affordable housing is finally getting the federal support it needs and deserves.
Member of Parliament for Calgary Centre
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