Homeward Trust Edmonton

Homeward Trust Edmonton

November 13, 2009 18:34 ET

Homeward Trust Edmonton: Grand Opening of Alliance Manor

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Nov. 13, 2009) - Capital Region Housing Corporation and Operation Friendship Seniors Society are proud to debut the grand opening of Alliance Manor on November 16th, 2009. This facility, located at 10415 - 95 Street, offers a total of 44 units especially for low-income seniors. Monday's open house will celebrate the completion 24 units recently added to the existing 20 unit apartment building.

The program will include remarks from Mr. Carl Benito MLA Edmonton-Millwoods, Government of Alberta. The Provincial Ten Year Plan to End Homelessness: A Plan for Alberta identifies that a targeted response is needed for seniors, as they often have other challenges when facing homelessness.

"Congratulations to the all the community partners who supported the development of an additional 24 affordable housings units at Alliance Manor, says Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs, Yvonne Fritz. "These units are most welcome and will provide a safe home for seniors in need."

Operation Friendship, the agency supporting the seniors housed at Alliance Manor, is a non-profit inner-city agency that has been providing housing, outreach and supports to seniors for over 30 years. Their aim is to improve the quality of life for seniors within the inner city.

The building is owned by CRHC, a non-profit corporation which owns, develops and manages affordable housing in the Alberta Capital Region.

"CRHC is pleased to have been the housing partner of choice in developing this new facility," said Greg Bounds, Executive Director of Capital Region Housing Corporation. "We look forward to an ongoing partnership with Operation Friendship to continue the provision of housing to the residents of Alliance Manor."

Homeward Trust allocated $2.4M of funding towards this project which was constructed at a total of $4.37M.

"There is a definite need in our community for this type of housing," said Susan McGee, Executive Director of Homeward Trust Edmonton. "Operation Friendship is a trusted provider of housing for vulnerable seniors," said McGee. "This is a permanent place for the residents to call home."

According to the last Homeless Count, 10% of the City's 3079 homeless are age 55 and over.

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

Contact Information

  • Capital Region Housing Corporation
    Greg Bounds
    Executive Director
    (780) 702-9606
    Operation Friendship
    Gail Sopkow
    Executive Director
    (780) 429-2626
    Homeward Trust Edmonton
    Susan McGee
    Executive Director
    (780) 496-2630 or Cell: (780) 905-1232