Goal for affordable hous­ing said to be within reach

Calgary Herald - Calgary Herald New Condos - - New Condos - MARTY HOPE

Al­berta is clos­ing in on its 2012 goal to pro­vide 11,000 affordable hous­ing units for those in need of shel­ter, says a pro­vin­cial off icial.

Dur­ing the past four years, 10,000 have been cre­ated, in­clud­ing more than 2,900 in Cal­gary, says Al­berta Hous­ing Min­is­ter Jonathan De­nis.

The hous­ing ini­tia­tive was made pos­si­ble through a com­bi­na­tion of $26 mil­lion from the fed­eral gov­ern­ment’s Canada’s Eco­nomic Ac­tion Plan, $12 mil­lion un­der the two-year ex­ten­sion of the Canada-Al­berta Affordable Hous­ing Pro­gram Agree­ment, and $51 mil­lion through the prov­ince’s Hous­ing Cap­i­tal Ini­tia­tives

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A jog­ger ex­er­cis­ing her dog en­joys a sky­line view at a park in Al­ta­dore.

Rick Macwilliam, Ed­mon­ton Jour­nal

Al­berta Hous­ing Min­is­ter Jonathan De­nis: 10,000 units cre­ated.

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