Kent Hehr

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Daily Hive: Alberta to build up to 467 affordable rental homes from shipping containers

This clipping originated in the online periodical, Daily Hive.

“If you don’t have a home, it’s very difficult to build a life,” said Calgary’s Centre’s MP Kent Hehr, who was on scene in Banff for the Tuesday announcement, in the release.

“Investment in affordable housing is critical to ensuring that Canadian communities continue to thrive. Our Government is proud to support innovative organizations like ARDN as they work to design efficient, forward-thinking housing solutions that not only work here in Alberta, but could easily be replicated in rural communities across the country.”

Before the idea of affordable shipping container houses goes nation-wide, however, it will first be tried out through the YWCA Banff Courtyard Project, which will see a 33 unit, three-storey building created that will house up to 78 residents.

“The Courtyard will be ideal for women, new and extended families, individuals, and with at least four suites that are barrier-free [for] people with accessibility needs,” the release states.

Link: http://dailyhive.com/calgary/alberta-affordable-shipping-container-rental-units