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Attainable Homes Calgary Corporation

Attainable Homes Calgary Corporation

September 21, 2015 09:30 ET

Attainable Homes Calgary Homeowners Move in to Cityscape Units Built by Canada's Largest Home Builder

Mattamy Homes Welcomes New Homeowners to the Community, Courtesy of Affordable Home Ownership Program

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Sept. 21, 2015) -

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Attainable Homes Calgary Corporation (AHCC), in partnership with Mattamy Homes (Mattamy), is pleased to welcome 10 deserving families to their new homes in the northeast community of Cityscape this week.

AHCC, a nonprofit social enterprise and wholly owned subsidiary of The City of Calgary, connects builders, lenders, lawyers and others to bring down the upfront costs of buying a home so qualifying Calgarians can get a foot on the property ladder with a $2,000 down payment. In 2013, Mattamy Homes offered 10 of its popular Village Homes to AHCC's Attainable Home Ownership Program in an effort to support this valuable social program and the Calgarians who benefit from it.

"Mattamy is committed to providing homes to Calgarians at every price point, and the program through Attainable Homes takes that to another level," said Don Barrineau, Calgary Division President, Mattamy Homes. "We know that owning a home is often one of life's most cherished and valued events, and knowing that we have been a part of providing 10 Calgary families with this experience is very rewarding for the Mattamy team."

AHCC offers below market prices on well-appointed apartment condos and townhomes to qualifying home buyers who contribute a $2,000 deposit and receive an equity loan to go towards the purchase price of their attainable home. When the home owner decides to sell their home, a portion of the home appreciation is shared with AHCC to be reinvested in the program to serve more Calgarians.

"This is an important milestone for the 10 families who are achieving housing independence this week and marks a tangible step forward for the Mattamy-Attainable Homes relationship," said David Watson, AHCC President and CEO. "It is partnerships like this that make it possible for us to provide families who might not otherwise be able to afford a home, with a place to call their own and greater stability in their lives."

The Cityscape townhomes are two and three bedroom designs that also include an attached single car garage. When the homes became available for purchase in January, a number of families camped out overnight to be first in line to buy them, a group of them going so far as to nickname themselves "the crazy eight" in a show of unity and community.

New homeowners officially began taking possession of townhome units in Cityscape last Thursday. Located at Country Hills Blvd and Metis Trail, Cityscape is an integrated master-planned community that will ultimately offer 4,000 homes to the city.

Visit mattamyhomes.com for more information regarding Cityscape and attainyourhome.com for more information regarding AHCC.

About Mattamy Homes

Mattamy Homes is the largest privately owned homebuilder in North America, with operations across Canada and the United States. From a humble beginning in 1978, Mattamy has built and closed more than 65,000 homes in 160 integrated communities, and counting. In Canada, those communities stretch across the Greater Toronto Area, as well as in Ottawa, Calgary and Edmonton, while in the United States, the company is represented in five metropolitan areas: Minneapolis, Charlotte, Phoenix, Jacksonville and Orlando. Mattamy is involved in every aspect of neighborhood planning, from acquiring the land, designing the homes and striving to deliver an exceptional customer experience. Visit www.mattamyhomes.com for more information.

About Attainable Homes Calgary Corporation

In recent years, the milestone of owning a home has eluded more and more Calgarians. Housing price increases have outpaced the average salary and the cost of renting leaves little room to save for a down payment. Attainable Homes Calgary Corporation (AHCC) is a non-profit organization and wholly owned subsidiary of The City of Calgary that works to deliver well-appointed, entry-level homes for Calgarians who have been caught in the city's growing affordability gap. For more information about the Attainable Home Ownership Program, visit www.AttainYourHome.com.

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