The project, titled Edmonton Veterans’ Village, is developed by the Homes for Heroes Foundation, a charity created in response to the growing number of from Canada veterans who face a crisis as they return to civilian life and often find themselves at risk of homelessness.
The village provides affordable and innovative housing for Canadian veterans as they return to civilian life. These “tiny” houses are arranged in an inward-facing “barracks format” to facilitate peer support. The village will also include a community garden, as well as a central resource center and counseling office, which will offer comprehensive services, comprehensive programs that will provide the resources, training and guidance necessary to ensure the success of each individual in his transition to civilian life. Each home will measure less than 300 square feet, but will be fully equipped with all of the features of a larger home.
“Every Canadian deserves a safe and affordable place to call home. Our government is taking action, through innovative and unique projects like this one, to increase the supply of affordable rental housing. Edmonton Veterans’ Village will be able to provide the veterans community with Edmonton with access to housing and the services they deserve. This is the National Housing Strategy at work. ” – The Honorable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Housing and Diversity and Inclusion
“Our government is taking action now to ensure that every Canadian has a safe and affordable place to call home, including our veteran population. Our investments will go a long way to supporting our veterans who need it most by providing new ones quickly Our Government’s National Housing Strategy plan continues to provide housing to Canadians from coast to coast to coast , including right here in Edmonton. ” – The Honorable Randy Boissonnault, Member of Parliament for Edmonton Center, Minister of Tourism and Associate Minister of Finance
“At Homes For Heroes, we would like to thank Minister Hussen and the government of Canada for their major support for this project. We could not be happier that the Affordable Housing Innovation Fund has chosen to support our innovative approach of using “little house” villages to house homeless veterans as they return to civilian life. Having completed construction of the Edmonton Veterans Village, effective 1st December we will now begin the important work of assisting those who stood guard for us but now need our help. This village will provide more than 7,000 overnight stays per year to homeless veterans and expand the pool of affordable housing in the City of Edmonton. “ – Cameron Diggon, Vice President and Director of Fund Development, Homes For Heroes Foundation
- Housing will be transitional, with an average length of residence of 2 years for each veteran. Over the 20-year period of the initial lease, the Edmonton Veterans Village expects to house approximately 200 veterans.
- The government of from Canada the funding for this project is funded by the AHIF of the National Housing Strategy, a $ 208 million fund announced in September 2016, designed to create up to 4,000 new affordable housing units over five years to reduce the number of Canadians living in need.
- The 2021 budget proposes to provide a $ 600 million over seven years, starting in 2021-2022, to renew and expand the Affordable Housing Innovation Fund, which encourages new financing models and innovative construction techniques in the affordable housing sector.
- from Canada The National Housing Strategy (NHS) is a 10-year, over $ 72 billion plan that will give more Canadians a place to call home.
- As from Canada housing authority CMHC contributes to the stability of the housing market and the financial system, provides support to Canadians in need of housing, and provides unbiased housing research and advice at all levels government, consumers and the housing industry. CMHC’s goal is that by 2030, all Canada has a home that they can afford and that meets their needs. For more information, visit cmhc.ca or follow us on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn and Facebook.
- To learn more about the National Housing Strategy, visit www.placetocallhome.ca.
SOURCE Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
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