“The addition of 24 studio suites at Diamond Spring Lodge allows Homeland Housing flexibility to provide supportive housing services and programs to meet the changing needs of seniors living in Redwater and the surrounding area for many years to come. We are grateful for the support from the federal and provincial governments.”

Raymond Cormie, chief executive officer, Homeland Housing
Wheatland Housing Management Body (WHMB) made the announcement in a news release on Wednesday, September 16. Berry Architecture and Associates is the architecture firm chosen to develop a Schematic Design Concept for the proposed new Seniors Care Facility/Hospice.

With a mix of one- and two-bedroom units, the new apartments will provide a safe and stable home for individuals, couples and families who are experiencing housing instability or homelessness. Residents will have access to social programs and Indigenous and cultural-based supports through a partnership between Right at Home Housing Society and NiGiNan Housing Ventures.  The governments of Alberta and Canada jointly contributed $6 million for this project, which created more than 70 jobs.

The Alberta government is looking to provide more continuing care spaces in Athabasca, Westlock and 29 other communities across the province by seeking proposals from new and existing operators to add publicly-funded spaces without additional capital funding from the government.