Apr 26, 2017
Winners of last year's Our Affordable Housing Challenge were presented their cheques by CRB Chair Nolan Crouse at the April 13, 2017 Board meeting.

Coincidentally, Habitat for Humanity was making its own info presentation to the Board on the local aspects of the 2017 Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project, which will see 75 of Canada's 150 homes built in this region.

After receiving his prize for the Southlands project in Edmonton's Hazeldean community, CDL owner Greg Christenson donated his $5,000 to the Habitat for Humanity cause.

Accepting on behalf of Heartland Housing, Executive Director Lynn Olenek, along with Heartland Board members Councillor Stew Henning of Fort Saskatchewan and Strathcona County Councillor Carla Howatt said the money will be put to best use in support of its winning rental project in Fort Saskatchewan. 

The Our Affordable Future Challenge was launched in 2016 to inspire Market Affordable Housing development though pilot projects demonstrating new innovative ways of bringing market affordable housing to the Edmonton Metropolitan Region. Nine projects applications were received. Winners were announced at CRB's 2016 Regional Housing Symposium in September.