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City of Lacombe Approves Next Habitat for Humanity Red Deer Region Society Build

Lacombe, Alberta (April 26, 2016) – On Monday, April 25, 2016, the City of Lacombe voted to accept a proposal from Habitat for Humanity Red Deer Region Society (HFHRD) to build two new duplexes in the Shepherd Heights neighbourhood for low-income, working families. This will be the second build the City of Lacombe and HFHRD have partnered on. The first Lacombe build is currently underway at MacKenzie Ranch, due to be completed June 2016.

“This is a very exciting announcement for the affiliate, community and families that will be housed by the new builds in Lacombe,” said James Wright, Vice Chair of Habitat for Humanity Red Deer Region Society. “The Board of Directors at Habitat for Humanity Red Deer Region would like to extend our gratitude to Mayor Steve Christie, the City of Lacombe, City Council and every person involved for continuing to support our efforts to address affordable housing in Central Alberta. We look forward to the successful completion of this build in July, 2017 and hope to do more projects with the City of Lacombe in the future!”

Located at 29/33 and 37/41 Sheep Close, both proposed duplexes will be three-bedroom, two-storey units with attached single garages. The City of Lacombe has graciously donated funds to cover the cost of the land purchase from Ridgestone Homes and an additional amount per unit, which will cover approximately 1/3 of the construction costs. The City of Lacombe’s total monetary donation of $480,000.00 will be a huge help in making these homes a reality for four new Habitat families in Lacombe.

“I applaud the decision of Council and the work done by the Affordable Housing Committee to support projects of this nature to ensure Lacombe is an affordable community,” said Mayor Steve Christie. “I also thank Habitat for Humanity Red Deer Region Society staff and our many volunteers for helping to build a better future for deserving families. The City of Lacombe will continue to facilitate a diverse range of housing opportunities that support the needs, income levels and preferences of current and future residents.”
In addition to the City of Lacombe, the affiliate would like to thank Cory Hansen of CHD Interactive Design Inc. for designing the new units.

If you are interested in applying for one of these four units, please contact our office at info@habitatreddeer.ca or on 403-309-6080 ext. 2.

Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit organization working towards a world where everyone has a safe and decent place to live. The organization mobilizes volunteers and partners to build simple, decent housing in order to provide low income, working families with access to affordable home ownership. Habitat for Humanity Red Deer Region Society strives to raise awareness of the need for affordable housing and promote home ownership as a means to breaking the cycle of poverty.

The City of Lacombe is a vibrant, fast-growing community of over 12,728 residents that welcomes innovation and enterprise while honouring its architectural and historical heritage. One of Alberta’s newest cities, Lacombe offers a rich natural environment of lakes and green spaces, along with an unrivalled range of lifestyle amenities and recreational opportunities. The high quality of life in this picturesque community makes it an ideal location to live, work, and play.


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