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A Year in Review: Being Right at Home

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Right at Home Housing Society was officially born a year ago, on May 24 2016. We had been talking about the details of amalgamating The Edmonton Inner City Housing Society and Intermet Housing Society for quite some time. On May 24th of last year, we officially launched our new name. As we look back, we review the progress we’ve made, and the support that we continue to grow.

So what is in a name?

The former name we held, The Edmonton Inner City Housing Society, had started to lose its meaning. What once started as an organization aiming to provide homes for our inner city residents, began to limit the future of our tenants. The stigma that surrounded the inner city, as well as restrictions for the areas within Edmonton that our tenants could live, was not congruent with our intent to help individuals grow beyond their living situation.  With a new name, comes a new outlook. That outlook entails that not one person who lives within our buildings is a victim of the inner city stigma. It shows that our tenants are welcome to stay within our housing so long as it serves them a purpose. Lastly, our new name reflects that we welcome our tenants to make themselves right at home for the foreseeable future.

A review of the last year

When we first launched the new brand of our organization, we announced the construction of four new developments that will include 78 units designed to house up to 250 residents. We review the progress made on these projects a year later. The following projects have seen developments made towards providing more housing for our future tenants:

North Glenora Project
Our development in North Glenora is being built quickly by Habitat Studio and will be move-in ready for September, 2017. It will add approximately 50 new students to Coronation school, and uses solar panels to create a net-zero energy home.
Our 6-unit townhomes in Milbourne will serve large families. We continue to raise funds towards the development of the above rendering.
Our 6-unit townhomes in Milbourne will serve large families. We continue to raise funds towards the development of the above rendering.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Review of our Belvedere Development
Our site at Belvedere, shown in the above render, will provide access to transportation for many of our tenants. We are in the process of securing capital investment for the development of this project.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Continuing to support Right at Home Housing Society

We thank those who have shown support of the work we do and continue to do so. If you are a recent supporter, we invite you to share in the ways others are lending their efforts:

Subscribe to our E-Newsletter

Our e-newsletter helps to keep you informed of recent developments and success stories within our organization. Furthermore, it helps to save the environment if you are already a recipient of our paper newsletter. You will be removed from receiving a paper copy as you sign up for the electronic version of our newsletter if you are currently on our mailing list. If you do not get the newsletter, but would like to, please subscribe today!

Subscribe to our Blog

Subscribe to our blog in order to be notified when a new post, such as this one, is available to our supporters. Our blog is a public platform that you can share with others to spread news of the work we are doing.

Become a YIMBY

YIMBY (Yes, In My Back Yard) shows an attitude that supports our view that affordable housing does not mean a negative experience for surrounding neighbours. If you would like to show your support of affordable housing in all neighbourhoods of the City of Edmonton, sign up as a YIMBY today! Those who support YIMBY will be given extra information about our organization, as well as be considered for future volunteer opportunities.

Donate

You can donate to Right at Home Housing Society online via credit card or paypal. 100% of donations go towards our housing development fund. This fund helps to build new affordable housing units like the ones showcased in this blog post.

Follow us on Social Media

We are active on both Facebook and Twitter. Please follow us to help support and spread the word about the work we do!

 

Thank you for following along throughout a great year, and making us feel Right at Home!

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