InnerCity and Intermet, two thirty year old housing movements have merged to form a new entity called Right at Home Housing.
This comes after city hall has indefinitely renewed the 2012 subsidized housing moratorium on five inner city communities.
Executive Director Cam McDonald says they’re working on four new housing developments. Westmount Presbyterian Church is being repurposed into affordable housing for families with children.
They also purchased a parcel of park-adjacent land in Belvedere where they plan to put up a 42 unit transit oriented development, while 16 units of housing are in the works for the Westwood neighborhood by NAIT.
“Also we’re going to add an additional six or eight townhomes on our Millbourne Mews site, that’s our intent. We’re currently working towards development permits. We’re making the plans and we’re really looking forward to going ahead with these and being shovel-ready in the months ahead.”
McDonald says they will have some units at rates lower than the current rental market while others will have rent based on 30 percent of the tenant’s income.
“There will be some that are family oriented, so we’re building some stacked townhomes. Of course there will be apartment style for individuals or probably some small families. So it’s really quite diverse.”
Right At Home’s #yegYIMBY campaign hopes to have people who believe that all city neighborhoods should share in subsidized housing sign up to show their support.