A new affordable housing development in Bridlewood could help 250 Calgarians find housing stability.
Built on the site of a former fire hall, the 62-unit townhouse development to be managed by the Calgary Housing Company will use a mixed-income model for low- and moderate-income residents.
” “The city is committed in providing affordable housing to meet the growing need for housing for Calgarians at all income levels,” Mayor Naheed Nenshi stated in a statement. “Access to safe, stable housing is important for the city’s overall health, prosperity, and safety.
“Housing is about homes, and homes are about building community.”
Built with environmentally-friendly materials and energy-efficiency in mind, the city will pursue LEED for Homes V4 certification.
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. Thirteen units with two bedrooms have been made barrier-free and the whole complex is wheelchair-accessible. You can also walk to a grocery shop and transit.
Area Councillor Diane Colley–Urquhart stated that the new families and homes will be part of an established community.
“The new residents will be connected with new neighbours and friends in one of the most beautiful and welcoming neighbourhoods in Calgary,” the Ward 13 councillor said in a statement.
“Bridlewood residents and nearby businesses have been engaged right from the get-go on this development, and as a result is one of the best in class in Calgary.”
Funding comes from a mix of municipal, provincial and federal sources, with the Canada Mortgage and Housing Company contributing $50,000 from the Seed Funding program and the provincial government providing $8.1 million from the Municipal Sustainability Initiative.
According to the city’s affordable housing strategy, Calgary needs 15,000 new affordable homes to reach the national average. Nenshi has previously said this would cost about $500 million.
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