EDMONTON – The Government of Alberta is spending $16 million for the repair and maintenance of government-owned affordable housing facilities that are not in use.
The investment includes funding repair and maintenance projects such as replacing windows, repairing roofs and improving interior environments to help bring units up to date. The province is already working with housing providers to identify priority projects, a release stated.
“We know the need for affordable housing continues to grow. Alberta’s government is committed to maintaining existing units while continuing to invest in new homes. By revitalizing outdated units, we are providing safe, stable homes for Albertans in need,” Minister of Seniors, Community and Social Services Jason Nixon said in a statement.
“As an important part of Alberta’s affordable housing strategy, this injection of funding is vital to maintaining our current assets that strive to provide suitable living accommodations to Albertans. Alberta Seniors and Community Housing Association (ASCHA) and its members appreciate this investment and future investments that protect our current supply and look to increase the housing supply to meet the growing demand,” ASCHA president Arlene Adamson added.