On Nov. 15, Right at Home Housing held a well-attended Lunch & Learn Opportunity at its newest site at 9403 112 Ave. Pride of accomplishment was obvious for all involved in the project.
The 22-unit Norwood Family Apartments is the latest project from Right at Home Housing Society. Cam McDonald, executive director, explained the society has never received government funding in over 30 years of operation. For this project, a grant from Edmonton Community Foundation helped them secure a 40-year Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation-insured mortgage.
The apartment building is a mixed-market project. It will provide homes for low-income families and for professionals who work in the neighbourhood. Of the two and three bedroom units, 75 per cent will be available at lower market rates, and 25 per cent will be available at lower rent. Families with lower incomes in this model will be given internal subsidies. No government funds will be necessary.
McDonald said the goal is to provide housing for “people who already live in the community, who would like to make a change to something they would prefer. The people here will be stable people who have gone through the system.” Jillanne Bowler-Veltman, communications and finance manager, added, “This will give people in the neighbourhood something to be proud of. It adds a bit of shine.” Seniors who live in the neighbourhood and want to stay independent would do well, as would young families. The model aims to encourage diversity.
The brightly lit, spacious units feature vaulted ceilings and in-suite laundry. The bathrooms on the first-floor units are accessible and can be modified. The larger master bedrooms include walk-in closets and full ensuites. The building is accessible from the outside with generous patio space.
The energy-efficient building boasts underground parking and storage units. The location is close to schools, public transit, a hospital, and many other amenities.
Norwood Family Apartments is an exciting addition to the Norwood community. Contact Right at Home for information, or to apply. Call 780.423.1339 or visit rightathomehousing.com.
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Featured Image: Norwood Family Apartments will enrich Norwood, aesthetically and practically. | Tekla Luchenski