The new Wildwood facility increases affordable housing options in Calgary with homes for 48 individuals and families.
Seniors and Housing Minister Lori Sigurdson participated in a grand opening ceremony and facility tour to celebrate the official opening of Wildwood affordable housing.
The province provided a $10.9-million grant to construct the new complex, which includes sustainability features such as high-efficiency windows, water heaters and Energy Star label appliances that reduce energy consumption and operational costs.
“Every Albertan has a right to a safe and affordable place to call home, regardless of their income. Our investment in the Wildwood project is helping Calgary individuals and families with low income by increasing access to affordable housing in their community.”
~Lori Sigurdson, Minister of Seniors and Housing
“The City of Calgary is working hard to address the urgent need for affordable housing in all neighbourhoods. Our council contributed the land and allocated funds from the Municipal Sustainability Initiative to support this project. We’re working collaboratively with the province to help make the Wildwood community and Calgary stronger and more resilient.”
~Naheed Nenshi, mayor, City of Calgary
“This development is an important step in our goal of increasing Calgary’s supply of homes for those struggling with housing costs. Currently, only 3.6 per cent of Calgary’s housing supply is non-market. The national average is six per cent. We have a long way to go in the city to get to average.”
~Sarah Woodgate, director of Calgary Housing and president of Calgary Housing Company
- The total budget for this project is $10.9 million.
- Calgary Housing Company will operate the building in collaboration with the City of Calgary.
- Construction is complete and nearly all of the families have moved in.