By Will Soutter
The Government of Alberta and the Government of Canada have provided $7.7 million in investments to bring more affordable housing units for families, seniors and individuals with disabilities at West Grove Manor in Spruce Grove.
The Honorable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Status of Women, Minister of Public Works and Government Services and Member of Parliament for Edmonton-Spruce Grove, and the Honorable Doug Horner, Minister of Finance and President of Treasury Board and Member of the Legislative Assembly for Spruce Grove-St. Albert, made the announcement regarding the funding for the project. Ministers Ambrose and Horner made the announcement on behalf of the Honorable Diane Finley, Minister Responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) and Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development, and the Honorable Doug Griffiths, Minister of Municipal Affairs for Alberta, respectively.
West Grove Manor comprises 103 single-, double- and triple-bedroom units for individuals, families, seniors, persons at risk of homelessness and people with disabilities.
Minister Ambrose stated that the Government is committed to support needy people in Alberta and it is proud to invest in new housing construction in Spruce Grove which will provide affordable and safe homes in the future.
James Kazoleas from Alpha & Anderson Joint Venture said that West Grove Manor will provide rental suites for families and individual of all ages and this new project will make a difference by providing rental units at affordable prices.
Over the two years, the provincial and federal governments have contributed $238 million in investments through Canada's Economic Action Plan and under the Canada-Alberta Affordable Housing Program Agreement. The Government of Canada will invest over $2 billion in homes this year through CMHC and of this, $1.7 billion will be used to support nearly 605,000 households living in social housing.