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Funding to repair water lines at Margaret Edgson Manor

Margaret Edgson Manor in Grande Prairie is getting its water lines repaired with the help of the Grande Prairie Residential Society and federal funding. The investment of more than $660,000 was announced Monday with just over $256,000 coming from the National Housing Co-investment Fund.

Grande Prairie Residential Society President Travis McNally says their insurance won’t cover the failing lines so the funding is a relief.

“We were fortunate to receive assistance with funding from CMHC, through the National Housing Co-investment Fund. This financial contribution will help to ensure that our non-profit organization can continue to provide safe, accessible, affordable housing in our community.”

The apartment building is home to families and seniors, including people with physical disabilities with rents at approximately 70 per cent of market value. Minister of Housing and Diversity and Inclusion Ahmed Hussen says everyone deserves a place to call home.

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“That is why our government is pleased to provide funding to support repairs at Margaret Edgson Manor. By investing in the long-term upkeep of this building, we can ensure that residents continue to have access to quality and affordable homes in their community.”

Margaret Edgson Manor opened its doors in 2005 with 16 wheelchair-accessible units and operates at almost full capacity.

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