Questions around brand-new, empty affordable housing buildings in Keremeos – Okanagan

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Move-in day should have come and gone for residents expecting to live in two affordable housing complexes in Keremeos.Instead, the brand-new buildings have been sitting empty since May.Local resident Anne Morrison, who lives in a different BC Housing unit, said there’s a desperate need in the village for more housing.“I hope they get this straightened out,” Morrison said. “I hope so because there are a lot of people in desperate need of this housing.” Read more: Quebec, Ottawa to invest $3.7 billion in social, affordable housing According to council documents, the BC Housing buildings on 7th Avenue and 11th Avenue were designed for seniors and disabled individuals.However, several local residents have expressed concern that they do not meet basic accessibility needs. Story continues below...

Six families with disabilities move into affordable housing units in Saskatoon – Saskatoon

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Posted February 28, 2020 7:30 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size -A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Six families in Saskatoon have a new place to call home.Three accessible semi-detached houses located throughout the city were designed and built specifically for people with disabilities and mobility issues. They feature large spaces and wheelchair ramps. Related News READ MORE: Despite affordability, Saskatoon millennials still shut out of housing market The project was funded through a partnership between SaskNative Rentals, the City of Saskatoon and the provincial and federal government.“Affordable and accessible housing is crucial to create a...

Global Saskatoon joins Habitat for Humanity for 2016 Women Build – Saskatoon

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Construction at Habitat for Humanity’s 211 Slimmon Rd. Women Build project is progressing with the help of members of Global Saskatoon.Now in its fourth year, the Women Build is meant to empower women and help them develop new skills while feeling comfortable at a work site, according to Habitat for Humanity Saskatoon CEO Barb Cox-Lloyd.“It gives them the opportunity to come out and help a family . . . get a home in Saskatoon for home ownership,” Cox-Lloyd said.READ MORE: Construction starts on 12 new Saskatoon Habitat for Humanity homesPeople of any gender are encouraged to help during the Women Build.Members of Global News Morning and Global News at 6 were at the location helping create a partition wall that will separate two of the three townhouse units. Story continues below advertisement “This cause is...