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Horizon Housing’s 210-unit Horizon View in Glamorgan is Calgary’s largest affordable housing development built in the last decade.
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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?

The RESOLVE Campaign has made a measurable impact on homelessness in Calgary since its inception, as it inches closer to its goal of creating affordable rental housing with supports for 3,000 vulnerable and homeless Calgarians.
Courtesy RESOLVE Campaign
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March 21, 2018 | Kathleen Renne

A home for all

RESOLVE affordable housing initiative approaches successful conclusion

What do I want, you ask so innocently.
I want a HOME, as many of you have.

These lines come from a poem written by 67-year-old Anne Cartledge. "I use all capital letters when I write the word 'home,' because that's how important it is," she said.

Plagued with severe arthritis and fibromyalgia that left her unable to work, Cartledge first survived on AISH (Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped) and, now, on her Old Age Security pension.

Though Cartledge describes herself as a "frugal shopper" and "good at the scrounge routine," she also admits, "I am part of the circle that if I didn't have subsidized housing, I'd be living on the street."


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