VERMILION, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - June 19, 2017) - Local seniors will soon have new affordable housing options in Vermilion. Construction is underway at the Vermilion Valley Lodge where 52 new units will be built and 34 existing units will be upgraded to ensure they meet current fire and safety standards.
The Governments of Canada and Alberta are investing approximately $11 million in the redevelopment of Vermilion Valley Lodge through the Investment in Affordable Housing Agreement. Along with government funding, Vermilion and District Housing Foundation will provide close to $2.5 million to the project.
"Our Government is committed to working with the Province of Alberta to develop and implement local solutions to housing. This investment is helping residents of Vermilion access safe and affordable housing that meets their needs." - Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development
"Seniors built this province and they deserve to retire in dignity. That's why our government is making life better for seniors by investing in the Vermilion Valley Lodge. This project will mean seniors can age in community, close to friends and family, where they want to be." - Honourable Lori Sigurdson, Minister of Seniors and Housing
"The Vermilion Valley Lodge is critical infrastructure for the community. In rural Alberta, safe, affordable, comfortable seniors housing within the community is essential for those who can no longer manage in their own homes." - Bruce MacDuff, Board Chair, Vermilion District and Housing Foundation