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Converting offices into housing is a lot of work, starting with a thorough teardown of the interior space. (Chance Studios, courtesy of HomeSpace Society)
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Nov. 18, 2021 | Tyler Difley

HomeSpace Society and Inn from the Cold launch fundraising campaign for Sierra Place project

HomeSpace Society and Inn from the Cold have teamed up to launch Project Thrive, a public fundraising campaign for HomeSpace’s Sierra Place project.

HomeSpace Society’s Emily Campbell (from left) and Wendy Cundall with CREB® REALTOR® Community Foundation chair Murray Scotton and CREB® communications director Jason Yule. (Cody Stuart / CREB®Now)
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Nov. 16, 2021 | Tyler Difley

REALTORS Care® Week: how the Calgary REALTOR® community gave back in 2021

Nov. 15 – 21 is REALTORS Care® Week, a time to showcase REALTORS® across Canada who are making a positive impact in their communities and raise awareness of housing- and shelter-related issues and charities. 
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Sept. 24, 2021 | Tyler Difley

Federal election recap: What does another Liberal minority mean for Calgary real estate?

Federal election day has come and gone. Now that the dust has settled – with the exception of a few hotly contested ridings where final votes are still being counted – we know that Justin Trudeau's Liberals will be returning to the House of Commons with another minority government.

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June 25, 2021 | Tyler Difley

CREB® REALTOR® Community Foundation pledges $300,000 to HomeSpace Society for affordable housing project

The CREB® REALTOR® Community Foundation has announced that non-profit real estate developer and property manager HomeSpace Society is the recipient of its 2021 Legacy Grant in support of local housing and shelter initiatives.
Courtesy of HomeSpace
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June 24, 2021 | Natalie Noble

Sierra Place office-to-affordable-housing conversion aims to set high standard for downtown revitalization projects

The conversion of Sierra Place, the downtown office tower that formerly housed Dome Petroleum, into 82 affordable housing units is set to increase vibrancy in Calgary's core.

Cody Stuart / CREB®Now
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March 05, 2021 | Joel Schlesinger

Affordability eye-opener: City report shows lagging need for more affordable housing options

It's no secret that affordable housing is hard to come by in Calgary.


Plenty of studies, including several by the municipal government, have pointed to this problem in the past. Yet none have been able to provide a comprehensive picture – until now.


Earlier this month, the City of Calgary released an unprecedented report called Housing in Calgary: An Inventory of Housing Supply, 2015/2016.


Horizon Housing’s 210-unit Horizon View in Glamorgan is Calgary’s largest affordable housing development built in the last decade.
Courtesy of Horizon Housing
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July 27, 2020 | Natalie Noble

COVID-19 pandemic highlights Calgary's need for affordable housing

Now that the phrase "go home and stay home" has become 2020's mantra, the importance of affordable housing in Calgary is greater than ever. After all, what does "stay home" mean for those do not have a home or live in unhealthy conditions?

Courtesy City of Calgary
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Dec. 11, 2019 | Natalie Noble

City prioritizes planning and community engagement in Midfield Mobile Home Park redevelopment

As Calgary's population expands, redevelopment of City-owned land in established areas holds potential for supporting growth. However, it takes planning and community engagement to get it right.

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