Homeless residence in Edmonton scrapped due to opposition

After controversy and opposition from area residents, a church is scrapping plans to build a subsidized housing facility in a southwest Edmonton neighbourhood.

EDMONTON — After controversy and opposition from area residents, a church is scrapping plans to build a subsidized housing facility in a southwest Edmonton neighbourhood.

The Anglican archdiocese said it’s not going through with plans to build the 60-unit subsidized housing facility for the homeless.

The housing complex was slated to be built on land leased by Holy Trinity Riverbend Anglican Church, but the plan received strong opposition from residents in Terwillegar Towne.

Many residents said they feared possible safety issues, and lower property values, while others were concerned by the amount of public consultation done for the project.

The church had the words ‘No Homeless’ spray-painted on its walls.

Anglican Bishop Jane Alexander said Tuesday they don’t think the project can be successful in this particular place.

But she also said the archdiocese still have plans to create another project to help the homeless in the future on the same plot of land.

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