FORT MACLEOD, ALBERTA, July 7, 2016 — Local seniors will soon have new affordable housing options in Fort Macleod. A 40-unit lodge will be built on the site of the existing Macleod Pioneer Lodge and will help to better accommodate the needs of residents.
The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and Minister Responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), along with the Honourable Lori Sigurdson, Minister of Seniors and Housing, made the announcement today.
- The Governments of Canada and Alberta contributed some $7.25 million to the project through the Investment in Affordable Housing Agreement (IAH 2014-2019).
- The new 40 units will be built on the site of the existing 37-unit lodge, located at 660-28th Street in Fort Macleod. Residents will enjoy larger rooms, full in-suite washrooms and be protected by modern fire and safety systems.
- The Willow Creek Foundation is contributing some $1.8 million to the project.
- The Willow Creek Foundation is responsible for the existing Macleod Pioneer Lodge, the Chinook Arch Manor in Granum and the Colonel Macleod Manors One and Two in Fort Macleod.
“Our Government is providing Canadians not only with safe, affordable housing, but also with the jobs and opportunities they need, so they can strengthen and contribute to our communities. We are proud to support the creation of these new affordable housing units which will contribute to improve the overall well-being of seniors in Fort Macleod.”
“Every Albertan deserves a safe and affordable place to call home. I’m proud of our government’s commitment to seniors and housing. The new lodge gives Fort Macleod and area seniors an opportunity to continue living in the community, close to family, friends and neighbours.”
- CMHC has been helping Canadians meet their housing needs for more than 70 years. As Canada's authority on housing, CMHC contributes to the stability of the housing market and financial system, provides support for Canadians in housing need, and offers unbiased housing research and advice to Canadian governments, consumers and the housing industry. Prudent risk management, strong corporate governance and transparency are cornerstones of our operations. For more information, please call 1-800-668-2642.
- Canadians are invited to help shape the National Housing Strategy by joining the conversation on www.LetsTalkHousing.ca. Your ideas will help shape the future of housing in Canada.
Renée Anne Nat
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
Alberta Seniors and Housing