Calgary Homeless Foundation

Calgary Homeless Foundation

November 24, 2016 09:00 ET

Media Advisory: Affordable housing ground breaking in South Calgary coincides with launch of new charitable housing organization, HomeSpace Society

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Nov. 24, 2016) - HomeSpace Society, in partnership with the Calgary Homeless Foundation, a member of the RESOLVE Campaign, are pleased to announce a new affordable housing apartment building in the community of South Calgary that will eventually house 23 individuals when completed in October 2017. This $5.4 million development is funded in part by the Government of Alberta and the generous support of a private donor through the RESOLVE Campaign. Learn more.

Additionally, this event will be the official launch of HomeSpace, a new charitable housing entity focused on property management and development of affordable housing for Calgary's most vulnerable. The Calgary Homeless Foundation recently transferred its entire housing portfolio of over 400 units of housing in over 20 properties throughout Calgary to HomeSpace; this move adds capacity to Calgary's current affordable housing system by expediting the build-out of new specialized affordable housing in our city to meet the housing needs of vulnerable residents while supporting the goals of Calgary's Plan to End Homelessness. Learn more.

The Honourable Lori Sigurdson, Minister of Seniors and Housing, will speak about the Government of Alberta's role in the South Calgary housing development and the support the Province has provided, and continues to provide to affordable housing developments in Calgary through the RESOLVE Campaign and other initiatives.

The South Calgary development is the fifth new affordable housing building undertaken by HomeSpace in collaboration with the Calgary Homeless Foundation through the RESOLVE Campaign since 2014 totaling 125 units of new affordable housing for vulnerable Calgarians. There are plans for construction of up to 115 more units over the next two years.

What: Affordable Housing Ground Breaking and HomeSpace Society Launch
When: November 25, 2016 - 3 to 6pm
Formal program from 3:25 to 3:50pm
Minister Sigurdson from 3:25 to 3:35pm
Where: Bankers Hall Auditorium
315 8 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 4K1

About HomeSpace Society

HomeSpace is an innovative affordable housing provider focused on collaborative and innovative housing options for Calgary's most vulnerable. HomeSpace exists to significantly advance community-based planning and delivery of affordable housing and to increase the number of specialized affordable housing units. For more information, visit HomeSpace.org.

About Calgary Homeless Foundation

The Calgary Homeless Foundation is a catalyst and enabler for Systems and Service Agencies to optimize client success. CHF focuses on four strategic pillars of work; Research and Development, Community Mobilization, Funder of Outcomes and Impact, and Public and Political Will. CHF addresses gaps and identifies best practices to improve the system of care. Through mobilization of collective impact, CHF is committed to moving forward in partnership with the many homeless-serving agencies, the private sector, government partners, the faith community, other foundations and all Calgarians to end homelessness in Calgary. For more information, visit calgaryhomeless.com.

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