Message from Bernadette Majdell, CEO
I’m beyond proud, inspired and humbled by HomeSpace’s accomplishments and growth in 2020-21. In the middle of an unprecedented public health pandemic, our team opened three new buildings totaling 140 affordable and supportive homes, property managed Calgary’s Assisted Self-Isolation Site for people experiencing homelessness, and participated in leadership and collaboration conversations with government and community partners to grow our sector. Our staff quickly adopted new COVID-19 protocols while continuing to deliver essential service to our 850 residents across our 30-building portfolio. We grew our partnerships with social-service agencies to 19 and expanded the demographic of those we serve to include vulnerable seniors, youth, and people with autism and other cognitive challenges. With plans underway for an adaptive reuse of a vacant office tower, among other construction projects in our pipeline, we look forward to completing our city’s first affordable housing conversion in the downtown core in the coming months. Thank you to our community for your support in addressing Calgary’s affordable housing crisis and helping find A Home For Everyone In Our Community.
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