Alberta Seniors and Housing Minister Josephine Pon (centre) cuts the ribbon at the grand opening of 36 more units at the Linsford Gardens apartment complex in Leduc, Alberta, on September 14, 2020.

Designed to meet the needs of families with low income, the 36 units complete the 64-unit Linsford Gardens apartment complex. Residents have moved into their new homes.

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 announced the grand opening.

The governments of Alberta and Canada provided $15.8 million, through the Investment in Affordable Housing Agreement, for the Linsford Gardens project.

The total project created approximately 115 jobs.

Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, and Minister responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation has said that home is a place of safety and refuge. Our government is dedicated to housing more Canadians, which is why we are proud to have invested in these wonderful homes in Leduc, especially at a time when housing is so central to our well-being. These new units are more than just safe and affordable places to live, they are key to a better life for the residents who call them home.

Josephine Pon, Minister of Seniors and Housing said this is an important day for Leduc, and we commend all those who have worked to provide affordable housing for individuals and families in this community. Alberta’s government is proud to contribute to this project, and committed to working with other orders of government, nonprofit and private-sector partners to better support the housing needs of Albertans who live in rural or remote 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. Alberta came together to save lives by flattening the curve and now we must do the same to save livelihoods, grow and thrive.