Homeward Trust Edmonton

Homeward Trust Edmonton

November 29, 2010 12:00 ET

Homeward Trust Edmonton: 26 New Units Created to Support People Who Are Homeless or At-Risk

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Nov. 29, 2010) - Homeward Trust Edmonton, the Edmonton Inner City Housing Society (EICHS), and community partners celebrated the opening of two new housing developments in Edmonton this morning. Together, Harry Holt Place and Eastwood North create 26 units to support families, couples, and individuals in need.

Harry Holt Place will provide six, modestly sized, affordable one-bedroom units for homeless couples, and 10 bachelor units for singles. Eastwood North will provide 10 self-contained units, five four-bedroom units, and five two-bedroom units for a diverse group of residents: large families, immigrants or refugees, as well as single parent families and homeless couples who either have custody of their children or who are working on being reunited with their children.

"Edmonton's 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness set out the goal of creating more 'modestly sized units', and these projects help us achieve the goal" said Susan McGee, Executive Director of Homeward Trust. "Providing secure, appropriate housing to individuals who have been homeless or are at-risk is an essential step in ending homelessness".

Homeward Trust contributed $2,343,350 in funds for Eastwood North and $2,201,711 for Harry Holt Place. Additional funding was provided by community partners.

Homeward Trust Edmonton is a not for profit organization that uses a community-based approach toward the goal of ending homelessness in Edmonton. Our primary role is to coordinate response to housing needs by working together with local agencies and all orders of government.

Contact Information

  • Homeward Trust Edmonton
    Susan McGee
    Executive Director
    (780) 496-6035 or Cell: (780) 905-1232
    smcgee@homewardtrust.ca
    or
    Homeward Trust Edmonton
    Alex Abboud
    Communications Manager
    (780) 944-2845 or Cell: (780) 902-6858
    aabboud@homewardtrust.ca