Merger seen as the way forward

A change may be on the way on how affordable housing projects are delivered in Red Deer.

A change may be on the way on how affordable housing projects are delivered in Red Deer.

An Alberta Municipal Affairs and City of Red Deer report entitled, The Way Forward, is suggests amalgamating two housing bodies to better serve the community.

The Red Deer Housing Authority and the Piper Creek Foundation are both under ministerial order to provide housing.

The housing authority administers 309 community housing units located in Red Deer, Sylvan Lake and Innisfail. They consist of duplexes, townhouses, single family houses, a 26 suite apartment building, and a 10 suite apartment building.

The foundation specifically provides affordable housing for seniors of modest means.

The report says the province and the city have been considering options and as a result this has “created a heightened level of uncertainty among the organizations.”

“This position of uncertainty is leading to angst and confusion; it is critical that all players come together to have a discussion about the future of housing delivery in Red Deer.”

An ad-hoc strategy team for the two levels of government has been struck on the issue. It created the report and is suggesting holding further talks with both housing bodies.

The ad-hoc team believes that citizens will benefit from a unified body because a single point of entry decreases confusion among citizens and increases opportunities to leverage resources.

Red Deer city council will consider the report for approval on Monday.

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