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Improvements to Seniors'' Lodges in Rural Alberta Underway

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(businesspress24) - CAMROSE, ALBERTA -- (Marketwired) -- 02/27/17 -- The Governments of Canada and Alberta are working to make life better for residents of rural Alberta by investing more than $14 million in joint funding to upgrade affordable housing units.

In particular, seniors will benefit as most of the investment will go towards renovating and repairing seniors'' housing. The funding has been allocated for projects like hot water tank replacements, furnace upgrades, and roof repairs.

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"Our government is investing in affordable housing in rural Alberta and across Canada to help create jobs and improve the quality of life for those who need it most. With the combined efforts of our partners, we are going to give a hand up to Albertans in need." - Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, on behalf of the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development

"Seniors helped build this province and deserve to retire in dignity. Seniors'' lodges are the cornerstone of rural communities. Our government is working to make life better for rural Albertans by investing in upgrades in affordable housing, including seniors housing." - Honourable Lori Sigurdson, Minister of Seniors and Housing

"These types of investments are much needed to maintain and extend the life of these properties and we appreciate the federal and provincial government''s contribution to support affordable housing in Alberta."- Odell Olson, Board Chair, Bethany Nursing Home of Camrose

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Affordable Housing Capital Funding Recipients in Rural Alberta

Emilie Gauduchon
Press Secretary
Office of Minister Duclos


Tim Chu
Press Secretary
Alberta Seniors and Housing

Renee Nat
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation

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Date: 02/27/2017 - 22:00
Language: English
News-ID 1489345
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Firma: Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation and Government of Canada and Government of Alberta
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