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Seven affordable housing and seniors housing projects across Alberta will benefit from a $1.4-million provincial boost.

As part of the Provincial Affordable Housing Strategy, a significant government investment will allow housing providers to explore options for building and renewing seniors housing and affordable homes in Alberta.

Housing projects approved for planning

  • Parkview Village, Calgary – $250,000
  • Various projects, Fort Saskatchewan – $250,000
  • Spruce Cliff Downs (replacement), Calgary – $250,000
  • Aging in Community rural pilot project, Oyen – $100,000
  • Piyami Lodge, Picture Butte – $250,000
  • Silver Willow Lodge, Nanton – $250,000
  • Metis Urban Housing Corporation, Edmonton – $100,000

“Everyone should have a safe and affordable home. Our government is making life better for Albertans by investing in projects that will create more housing and improve existing homes for those who need it the most.”

~Lori Sigurdson, Minister of Seniors and Housing

“Trinity Place Foundation is pleased to be working with the Government of Alberta to advance the redevelopment of Parkview Village. This facility was not designed with accessibility in mind and does not meet the needs of seniors today. The redeveloped 3.6-acre site offers a number of possibilities that we can now explore with residents and the community.”

~Lawrence Braul, CEO, Trinity Place Foundation of Alberta

Quick facts

  • Housing providers bring forward proposals to the Ministry of Seniors and Housing and are allocated funds depending on the community’s needs.
  • The planning funding associated with these projects will assist government and the organizations to plan future capital projects.
  • Housing proposals that receive planning funding may not receive development funds and move on to the construction phase.
  • The planning stage of the project involves scope, cost-definition and feasibility studies.