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Affordable housing for Morinville families

Minister Hoffman, Mayor Turner and representatives from Homeland Housing participate in a ceremonial ground breaking to celebrate the start of the Morinville Affordable Housing project.

The $10.7-million Morinville Affordable Housing project includes 48 one-, two- and three-bedroom units to meet the needs of many different families. 

“All Albertans need a safe and affordable place to call home. We have heard from Albertans that projects like the Morinville Affordable Housing project are especially needed in smaller and rural communities. Our government is helping ensure Morinville-area residents with low income do not have to leave the community they love.”

Lori Sigurdson, Minister of Seniors and Housing

In addition to the province’s contribution, the Town of Morinville donated the land and provided $700,000 toward the project. Homeland Housing, the local housing provider, will manage the units on behalf of the province.

“We take great pride in our role in this innovative collaboration. This partnership is a significant investment in the overall development of a more complete community.”

Barry Turner, mayor, Town of Morinville

The affordable apartments are expected to welcome tenants in summer 2020.

“In partnership with the Government of Alberta and the Town of Morinville, we are able to provide quality, affordable housing that supports individuals, young families and seniors to thrive in their community. This project will serve Albertans well into the future.”

Raymond Cormie, CEO, Homeland Housing

This investment is part of government’s commitment to build and restore 4,100 affordable housing units through the Provincial Affordable Housing Strategy.

*Editor's note: An incorrect photo was included in the original version of this release.