With the recent call for proposal from the city regarding affordable housing options, the Ward 1 CAN appointed an ad hoc committee to explore options in the area. The ad hoc committee approached two institutions and three developers to apply for funding under the Joint Federal Provincial Housing Project.
The West End Community Improvement Plan specified that one of the needs of Ward 1 was Affordable Senior Housing. This need was also identified in public meetings which were held in 2007.
The decision was made to move ahead with Dalron in the application process. There was discussion surrounding the quality of the units, the size and the facilities that should be included in the building. The Ward 1 CAN is pleased by the successful application and are very confident that this project will provide very accessible, comfortable and beautiful apartments for Seniors and disabled adults from our Ward.
Anyone interested in the affordable housing issue in Ward 1 is encouraged to speak with Colleen Zilio, the chair of the Ward 1 CAN. She can be reached at email@example.com or 674-9962.
Colleen Zilio, Chair 674-9962 firstname.lastname@example.org