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New affordable homes for Sherwood Park seniors

Architectural rendering of the new Clover Bar Lodge.

The governments of Alberta and Canada are supporting new affordable housing with more capacity and supports for Sherwood Park and area seniors.

The new Clover Bar Lodge replaces the original lodge property with modernized amenities and greater capacity with 144 one-bedroom units. Residents began moving into the facility in January.

“Every Canadian deserves a safe and affordable place to call home. Investments like this one right here in Sherwood Park for Clover Bar Lodge demonstrate our government’s commitment to providing access to safe, affordable homes for well-deserving seniors, while helping create good middle-class jobs and stimulate the economy,” said Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, and Minister responsible for CMHC.

The total project created approximately 240 jobs.

Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and Minister responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) Ahmed Hussen, and Seniors and Housing Minister Josephine Pon celebrated the grand opening of the new lodge. The governments of Alberta and Canada provided $32.4 million for the Clover Bar Lodge project.

“The beautiful, modern Clover Bar Lodge development will provide more services and supports to help meet the needs of seniors in Sherwood Park and area now and for years to come,” said Pon. “Alberta’s government is working hard to address the need for affordable seniors housing in our communities.”

Alberta’s Recovery Plan is a bold, ambitious long-term strategy to build, diversify, and create tens of thousands of jobs now. By building schools, roads and other core infrastructure, we are benefiting our communities. By diversifying our economy and attracting investment with Canada’s most competitive tax environment, we are putting Alberta on a path for a generation of growth.

Under the Investment in Affordable Housing, provinces and territories are responsible for choosing the programs they design and deliver. IAH also has the flexibility to invest in a range of affordable housing programs to meet local needs and pressures.

The Government of Canada is currently rolling out its National Housing Strategy, an ambitious 10-year, $55-billion plan that will create 125,000 new housing units and lift 530,000 families out of housing need, as well as repair and renew more than 300,000 housing units and reduce chronic homelessness by 50 per cent.