Contract awarded to build new seniors housing in Charlottetown
More than 40 seniors housing units will be built soon in support of the provincial government’s efforts to increase affordable housing for Islanders.
Island-owned Ellis and Birt Limited was awarded the contract to build the 44-unit complex on Norwood Road in Charlottetown. It will be available for seniors by April 1, 2019.
“I am very excited about this new project that will increase the supply of affordable housing for Island seniors and help those waiting for housing in the Charlottetown area,” Family and Human Services Minister Tina Mundy said. “Housing is a priority for government, and this development is one of many initiatives underway to improve social housing options in the province.”
The new seniors complex will have one and two-bedroom apartments as well as a minimum of six accessible units. The building will include parking, laundry, heat, a common area for activities, and will be located on the current T3 bus line to ensure easy access to public transit.
This project is part of $5.2 million in federal funding received through the Investment in Affordable Housing Agreement allocated for new seniors units in areas of most need.
“A secure and stable home is invaluable; it is the foundation of our lives. That is why the Government of Canada is pleased to be a part of this victory for seniors in Charlottetown. With the construction of 44 units soon underway, more seniors will be offered the peace of mind that a safe home provides.” – The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and Minister Responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation.
In addition to this project, the provincial government continues to collaborate with all levels of government, private developers, and communities to meet the current and future housing needs of Islanders. For example:
- a team of housing experts and clients is helping to create a provincial housing action plan; and
- a housing supply task force will inform the team’s work and identify innovative approaches to address housing challenges across the province.
For more information on seniors housing programs offered by the Prince Edward Island government, visit ww.princeedwardisland.ca/en/topic/senior-housing