Calgary seniors have a new option for affordable living in the historic community of Inglewood.

Inglewood House is a three-story, 43-unit complex, said a release from Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), complete with 10 studio and 33 one-bedroom apartments, five of which are barrier free. The project was a joint effort of the Governments of Canada and Alberta.

“The Government of Alberta’s continued investment in affordable housing ensures seniors will be able to live close to family and friends in the communities they worked so hard to build,” said Greg Weadick, minister of Municipal Affairs. “Inglewood House makes a wonderful addition to the vibrant and historic community of Inglewood, and our government is delighted that seniors have an option for safe, affordable housing for many years to come in one of Calgary’s most revered communities.”

Funding for the project was provided through Canada’s Economic Action Plan – Housing for Low-Income Seniors, while an additional $10,000 was provided to the group through the CMHC.

“Inglewood House was a four-year project in the making and would not have been possible without a board of dedicated volunteers,” said Joe Torocsik, president of Inglewood Housing Corporation. “The location in the community of Inglewood provides residents with easy access to shopping, transportation and numerous amenities.”