Affordable homes celebrated in Bridgeland community
On July 19, the community of Bridgeland, The City of Calgary and the Government of Alberta celebrated the opening of The City’s newest affordable housing development located at 816 McDougall Road NE. The 24 residence stacked-townhome development features four studio, eight one-bedroom, four two-bedroom and eight three-bedroom family homes. Three homes are barrier free, and one is built to accommodate the visually impaired.
“The Bridgeland development is a beautifully designed building in a well established area that will provide safe and stable homes for individuals and families” said Mayor Naheed Nenshi. “This development is one of many steps we’re taking to address the critical need for affordable housing in our community. The City of Calgary continues to work closely with the federal and provincial governments to create more safe, quality housing for Calgarians.”
Members of the community were invited to celebrate the opening and stay for a community bbq and family friendly activities.
“In Calgary’s affordable housing strategy, Foundations for Home, it is identified that Calgary needs to both maintain the current supply and add 15,000 homes in order to meet the national average supply of non-market housing,” said Sarah Woodgate, Director of Calgary Housing and Calgary Housing Company President. “Affordable housing is not just about building homes, it’s about building families and community.”
Affordable housing supports people of all ages, family compositions and demographics. People in affordable housing have greater chances to find and keep jobs, to learn and build skills, and to be active participants in their communities.
To make affordable housing more readily available to individuals and families in Calgary, several City affordable housing developments are currently underway in Calgary including a 32-household development in Kingsland, a 48-household development in the community of Wildwood and a development for 16 future households in Rosedale.
In addition, a 16 household property was completed in Crescent Heights in May, and CHC recently completed a regeneration project for a 26-household property in Bankview and a 30-household development in the community of Mission.