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Joint Government Funding Increases Affordable Housing for Seniors in Pincher Creek

 

Pincher Creek, Alberta — Seniors will have access to modern, affordable housing options in Pincher Creek thanks to an investment of some $9.8 million by the Government of Canada and the Government of Alberta. The joint funding will allow for the construction of a new, 50-unit lodge that will replace the original Crest View Lodge development, which was built in 1965.

John Barlow, the Member of Parliament for Macleod, Alberta, on behalf of the Honourable Candice Bergen, Minister of State (Social Development), along with the Honourable Jeff Johnson, Minister responsible for Seniors and Member of the Legislative Assembly for Athabasca-Sturgeon-Redwater, made the announcement today.

Quick facts:

  • The Crest View Lodge is located at 978 Hyde Street, Pincher Creek, Alberta.
  • The existing 47-unit lodge will be replaced with a new 50-unit lodge.
  • The existing facility will be demolished once the new facility is completed.
  • It is anticipated construction of the new facility will be completed in late 2017.
  • The Government of Canada and the Government of Alberta are jointly contributing $9,800,000 under the Investments in Affordable Housing Agreement 2014-2019.
  • Additional funding will be provided by the Pincher Creek Foundation.

Quotes:

“The Government of Canada is pleased to partner with all levels of government as well as Pincher Creek Foundation to provide quality, affordable housing through the development of this new lodge. This project will benefit Pincher Creek and area county residents by developing needed housing for seniors of this community.” – John Barlow, Member of Parliament for Macleod

More Information:

  • Annually, the Government of Canada, through Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), invests approximately $2 billion in housing. These investments improve the quality of life for low-income Canadians and households living in existing social housing, including individuals who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, seniors, persons with disabilities, recent immigrants and Aboriginal people. Economic Action Plan 2013 continued this commitment with a federal investment of more than $1.25 billion over five years to renew the Investment in
  • Affordable Housing to 2019. The Government of Canada will ensure that funds provided to provinces and territories support the use of apprentices, which will support training of skilled labour.
    In the last four years, the Alberta government has dedicated more than $220 million towards seniors’ housing across the province. This includes $144.5 million in federal-provincial funding to renew and expand 14 lodges. Renovation projects and replacement units funded by the IAH in 2012-13 include government-owned lodges in Boyle, Camrose, Canmore, Drayton Valley, Forestburg and Milk River.

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