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Leduc Regional Housing Foundation celebrates opening of new specialized housing project

Margot Hagarty, LRHF Executive Director is joined by numerous dignitaries including Edmonton-Wetaskiwin MP Mike Lake, Leduc-Beaumont, MLA Brandon Lunty and Leduc Deputy Mayor Laura Tillack at ribbon cutting.

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Gaetz Landing II – Grand Opening

 

 

 

 

 

 

For Immediate Release – July 5, 2024

 

 

 

Leduc, AB – Leduc Regional Housing Foundation (LRHF) celebrated the opening of Gaetz Landing II, an addition to the existing Gaetz Landing, today.  Gaetz Landing II provides an additional twenty-four (24) one-bedroom units on to the existing building. Fifty (50) per cent of those units are dedicated to women fleeing violence and twenty-five (25) per cent of the units are fully accessible.  The rent is based on 60% of MMR (Median Market Rent) which is $680/month at this time.

 

Gaetz Landing is a mixed-use building located within walking distance of Main Street in the City of Leduc.  The additional twenty-four (24) one-bedroom units complement the already existing fourteen (14) one-bedroom near market/affordable housing units and two (2) commercial rental units.

 

“Leduc Regional Housing Foundation is very proud of the housing solutions and services that we offer throughout the seven municipalities of the Leduc Region.  We are excited about the opening of an additional twenty-four (24) units in the City of Leduc.  It is the first addition of units for Leduc Regional Housing Foundation since 2015.  These units will help to meet the increasing demand for affordable housing solutions for individuals in our communities.” - Margot Hagarty, Executive Director. 

 

Gaetz Landing II was made possible through the collaboration and commitment of funding from Leduc Regional Housing Foundation and all three levels of government - municipal, provincial and federal.

 

The breakdown of funding for this project is as follows:

 

•            $4.7 million under the Projects Stream of the third round of the Rapid Housing Initiative

•            $2 million of joint funding through the Affordable Housing Partnership Program (AHPP)  

•            $500,000 from the Municipalities of the Leduc Region

•            $1.4 million from Leduc Regional Housing Foundation

 

Leduc Regional Housing Foundation is thrilled to share that the construction cost for the Gaetz Landing II project has come in well under budget.

 

“We need to quickly build more affordable homes across Alberta and throughout the country. The Rapid Housing Initiative does just that. Projects like the Gaetz Landing in Leduc provide safe and secure homes for everyone, especially our most vulnerable Canadians.” – Randy Boissonnault, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Official Languages

 

 

“Alberta is proud to have partnered with the Leduc Regional Housing Foundation and other levels of government on building more affordable homes in the Leduc community. These 24 new units will provide homes to those who need them most, including women fleeing violence and individuals with disabilities. Stepping through the doors of Gaetz Landing will signify a fresh start and a brighter future for many Albertans in need of support.” Jason Nixon, Alberta Minister of Seniors, Community and Social Services

 

“Leduc Regional Housing Foundation is excited to be continuing to grow its housing portfolio.  The addition of twenty-four (24) units will contribute to the provision of housing options for individuals and families of the Leduc Region.  We are grateful for the support from all three orders of government.  We look forward to more partnerships like this to assist us to grow the much-needed housing stock so we can meet the increasing demand for affordable, accessible and appropriate housing in the Leduc Region.” - Kathy Barnhart, Board Chair.

 

The grand opening ceremony got underway today at 10:00 a.m. with Margot Hagarty, Executive Director, Leduc Regional Housing Foundation acting as Master of Ceremonies.  Presentations were made by Mike Lake, Member of Parliament – Edmonton Wetaskiwin, Brandon Lunty, Member of the Legislative Assembly – Leduc Beaumont, Rod Loyola Member of the Legislative Assembly – Edmonton Ellerslie, Tanni Doblanko, Mayor – Leduc County, Laura Tillack, Deputy Mayor - City of Leduc, Nathan Netelenbos, Deputy Mayor - City of Beaumont, Gurk Dhanoa, Councillor – Town of Devon, Sean Carnahan, Mayor – Town of Calmar, Cory Gilbert, Councillor – Town of Thorsby, Dwayne Mayr, Mayor – Village of Warburg, Lorne Fundytus Central Region Director - Alberta Seniors & Community Housing Association and Kathy Barnhart, Councillor City of Beaumont and Chair of the Leduc Regional Housing Foundation Board.

 

Quick Facts

 

·LRHF provides quality housing solutions and services to individuals and families in seven municipalities - Leduc County, City of Leduc, City of Beaumont, Town of Devon, Town of Calmar, Town of Thorsby, and Village of Warburg.  A variety of housing solutions and services are available including supportive living (lodge), seniors self-contained, near market housing (affordable housing), community housing (rent geared to income), and a rent assistance benefit program.

 

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