Horizon Housing, government, community, RESOLVE donors, residents and partners celebrated the grand opening of Horizon View on June 21, 2019.
165 new homes in phase one with another 45 homes planned for phase two, bring the community one step closer to addressing the need for appropriate, supported homes for individuals and families in Calgary.
The Honourable Josephine Pon, Minister of Seniors and Housing, shared remarks on behalf of the Government of Alberta. “By using a mixed-income model, Horizon View allows tenants to continue to live here as their financial situation improves. In today’s economic climate, projects like this are critical to helping Albertans get back on their feet. Our government is proud to deliver affordable housing to all Albertans who need it.”
In November 2018, residents began moving into Horizon View. 165 homes accommodate individuals and families with up to three bedrooms in some units. Construction on Phase 2 will provide an additional 45 units, the majority of which will help Calgarians who are struggling with homelessness or poverty.
Combining different levels of affordable housing in one building helps reduce stigma that may exist with particular groups. This model, supported by community-friendly spaces, such as common rooms and outdoor areas, also promotes community integration and independent living.
Martina Jileckova, CEO of Horizon Housing shared Horizon View is a long-term home that will bring stability to the lives of many. “As we celebrate the opening of Horizon View, it’s impossible to overstate the unprecedented collaboration that’s taken shape to welcome people home. Through the support of government, generosity of our donors, and commitment of countless community partners, over 200 individuals from all walks of life have a place to call home – today, tomorrow and for decades to come.”