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For Immediate Release:  September 14, 2020

The governments of Alberta and Canada are supporting safe, quality affordable housing for Leduc residents with the grand opening of 36 more units.

Designed to meet the needs of families with low income, the 36 units complete the 64-unit Linsford Gardens apartment complex. Residents have moved into their new homes.

Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and Minister responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) Ahmed Hussen, and Seniors and Housing Minister Josephine Pon announced the grand opening.

The governments of Alberta and Canada provided $15.8 million, through the Investment in Affordable Housing Agreement, for the Linsford Gardens project.

The total project created approximately 115 jobs.

Posted ON Tue, Sep 22, 2020 at 1:13:43 pm MDT

For Immediate Release - August 10, 2020

Leduc Regional Housing Foundation (LRHF) announced today that Ms. Nancy M. Laing, the organization’s Executive Director, has decided to retire after 29 years of service effective October 1, 2020, and that Ms. Margot Hagarty will serve as Executive Director of LRHF upon Ms. Laing’s retirement.

Ms. Laing has served as the Executive Director of Leduc Regional Housing Foundation (LRHF) since September 1991, providing non-market housing in the Leduc Region for seniors, individuals and families of modest means – growing the organization from 4 buildings/179 units/2 programs to 22 buildings/800 units/9 programs today.  She supported the work of the previous Capital Region Board’s Housing Committee from 2008 - 2017, creating recognition of Housing Management Bodies as important partners for the effective planning and delivery of non-market housing within the Capital Region.

Posted ON Tue, Sep 1, 2020 at 12:01:29 pm MDT

For Immediate Release - April 20, 2017

Leduc to get new affordable housing complex Funding of $14.4 million has been approved for the construction of 64 new affordable housing units for Leduc’s Linsford Gardens residents.

Budget 2017 upholds the government’s commitment to investing $1.2 billion over five years, through the Capital Plan, to build affordable housing units for Albertans.

“Our government is making life better for Albertans by building affordable housing. This significant investment is long overdue and the new Linsford Gardens townhouses will not only help address the housing shortage but help revitalize the neighbourhood.” - Lori Sigurdson, Minister of Seniors and Housing

Posted ON Tue, Sep 1, 2020 at 11:32:23 am MDT

For Immediate Release – September 9, 2015

Leduc Foundation celebrated the opening of Gaetz Landing on Wednesday, September 9 th, 2015 - phase 1 of a 2 phase project, Gaetz Landing is a mixed use building located within walking distance to Main Street Leduc with 2 commercial rental units on the main floor, facing 49th Avenue, and 14 affordable housing suites - 2 barrier free suites on the main floor and 6 – 1 bedroom suites on each of the second and third floors. The building was designed by Janusz Najfeldt of Najfeldt Architect Inc., and built by Binder Construction Ltd.

Gaetz Landing was named after Clarence Gaetz to gratefully acknowledge his financial contribution to Leduc Foundation as well as his long standing commitment to our community.

In 2007, the City of Leduc, the Town of Beaumont and the Town of Devon agreed to pool their Municipal Sustainability Initiative (MSI) Affordable Housing funds and transferred $1.6 million to Leduc Foundation in each of the next three (3) years, which along with additional Affordable Housing Capital Grants from the Provincial Government, created the Leduc-Beaumont-Devon Regional Affordable Housing Plan. Leduc County agreed to finance a $3.5 million debenture in the third year. Under the plan, a 20-suite building was purchased in Leduc, a 35-suite building was built in Beaumont, a 28-suite building was constructed in Devon, and two (2) - 12-suite buildings were built in Leduc.

The 3-Year Leduc-Beaumont-Devon Regional Affordable Housing Plan has been recognized and commended by Government officials and other housing management bodies throughout Alberta as being visionary in addressing the need for a full range of housing options in all of our communities.

Posted ON Tue, Sep 1, 2020 at 10:57:32 am MDT

For Immediate Release – October 2, 2014

Leduc Regions MLA, Mayors and Councillors came together on October 1, 2014 to volunteer their time to build the walls for Leduc Foundation’s latest affordable housing project. Gaetz Landing is being built with the support of Habitat for Humanity Edmonton. In this unique partnership, Habitat has opened the doors of their Prefab Shop to allow community volunteers to help build the walls for Gaetz Landing.

Pictured above:

(Back Row – left to right) Mayor Don Faulkner – Town of Calmar, Nancy M. Laing – Executive Director – Leduc Foundation, Mayor John Whaley – Leduc County, Mayor Greg Krischke – City of Leduc, Mayor Ralph van Assen – Village of Warburg, Alfred Nikolai - President & CEO – Habitat for Humanity Edmonton,

(Front Row – left to right) Audrey Kelto –Councillor - Leduc County & Chairman of the Board – Leduc Foundation, George Rogers – MLA – Leduc-Beaumont, Mayor Camille Berube – Town of Beaumont, Kathy Barnhart - Councillor – Town of Beaumont, Kim Vriesen – Housing Services Manager – Leduc Foundation, Laurie George – Bookkeeper – Leduc Foundation


Posted ON Tue, Sep 1, 2020 at 9:48:12 am MDT

For Immediate Release – August 25, 2014

Leduc Foundation broke ground today on Gaetz Landing, its latest affordable housing project. Phase 1 of a 2 phase project, Gaetz Landing is a mixed use building located within walking distance to Main Street Leduc with 2 commercial rental units on the main floor, facing 49th Avenue, and 14 affordable housing suites - 2 barrier free suites on the main floor and 6 – 1 bedroom suites on each of the second and third floors.

In 2007, the City of Leduc, the Town of Beaumont and the Town of Devon agreed to pool their Municipal Sustainability Initiative (MSI) Affordable Housing funds and transferred $1.6 million to Leduc Foundation in each of the next three (3) years, which along with additional Affordable Housing Capital Grants from the Provincial Government, created the Leduc-Beaumont-Devon Regional Affordable Housing Plan. Leduc County agreed to finance a $3.5 million debenture in the third year. Under the plan, a 20-suite building was purchased in Leduc, a 35-suite building was built in Beaumont, a 28-suite building was constructed in Devon, and two (2) - 12-suite buildings were built in Leduc.

The 3-Year Leduc-Beaumont-Devon Regional Affordable Housing Plan has been recognized and commended by Government officials and other housing management bodies throughout Alberta as being visionary in addressing the need for a full range of housing options in all of our communities.

Posted ON Tue, Sep 1, 2020 at 9:42:26 am MDT

For Immediate Release - August 16, 2013

The Governments of Canada and Alberta along with Leduc Foundation, celebrated the official opening of Shkola Suites today. This new 8-suite affordable housing project was built to help house families most in need and families fleeing domestic abuse and consists of four 2-bedroom units, three 3-bedroom units and one 4-bedroom unit.

Blaine Calkins, Member of Parliament for Wetaskiwin on behalf of the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development and Minister Responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), along with the Honourable Diana McQueen, Minister of Environment and Sustainable Resource Development, and Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta for Drayton Valley-Devon made the announcement today.

Posted ON Mon, Aug 31, 2020 at 4:16:19 pm MDT

For Immediate Release – June 18, 2012

Leduc Foundation has broken ground on their Calmar Affordable Housing Project (2011/2012) which will see an 8-suite apartment building built in the Town of Calmar. The two storey building will consist of eight suites – four 2-bedroom, three 2-bedroom, and one 4- bedroom suites – which will be placed on the site to permit a second phase of at least eight suites to be completed in the future as the growth of the community dictates. One 2-bedroom suite and one 3-bedroom suite on the main floor of the building will be barrier free with a 4- bedroom suite on the second floor available to house a larger family. Two suites will be targeted to families fleeing domestic abuse with rents proposed to be 20% below market. The remaining suites will be targeted towards families of modest means from within the region.

Leduc Foundation’s $1.8 million project has been funded in part through a $1.2 million jointly funded Government of Canada and Government of Alberta grant.

Posted ON Mon, Aug 31, 2020 at 4:12:04 pm MDT

For Immediate Release – December 20, 2011

Leduc Foundation announced today their Calmar Affordable Housing Project (2011/2012) which will see an 8-suite apartment building developed in the Town of Calmar. The Calmar Affordable Housing Project will be built in two (2) phases. The first phase (2011/2012) is proposed to be a two storey building consisting of eight (8) suites – four 2-bedroom, three 2-bedroom, and one 4-bedroom suites – which will be placed on the site to permit a second phase of at least twelve suites to be completed in the future as the growth of the community dictates. One 2-bedroom suite and one 3- bedroom suite on the main floor of the building will be barrier free with a 4-bedroom suite on the second floor available to house a larger family. Two suites will be targeted to families fleeing domestic abuse with rents proposed to be 20% below market. The remaining suites will be targeted towards families of modest means from within the region.

“After the recent completion of the 3-Year Leduc-Beaumont-Devon Regional Affordable Housing Plan, which saw the addition of 5 buildings to our portfolio, we are excited to be continuing to grow and welcome the addition of an eight suite affordable housing building in Calmar. The development and ownership of affordable housing provides housing options for the low to moderate income seniors, individuals, and families within our communities.” said Dawson Kohl, Chairman of the Leduc Foundation Board.

Leduc Foundation’s project announcement is a part of Minister Griffith’s, November 18th joint funding announcement of the $40.6 million 2011/2012 Housing Capital Initiatives program. The grants support housing partnerships that leverage the resources and expertise of municipalities, the federal government, non-profit organizations, local housing management bodies, and the private sector.

Leduc Foundation’s $1.8 million project will be funded in part through a $1.2 million Housing Capital Initiative Grant from Municipal Affairs.

Leduc Foundation has supported families through the rental of 14 single family homes in Calmar since 1996. After significant petitioning, the Alberta Government transferred title of 5 of the single family homes to Leduc Foundation. The proceeds contributed to the Leduc-Beaumont-Devon Regional Affordable Housing Plan including the purchase of a 20-suite apartment building in Leduc with a majority of bachelor and one bedroom suites serving recipients of the Alberta Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped (AISH). Titles to the remaining homes were transferred to Leduc Foundation with subsequent sales funding affordable housing in the region. It is necessary to maintain affordable housing within the Calmar community to support the already identified need, as well as families fleeing domestic abuse.


Posted ON Mon, Aug 31, 2020 at 4:07:53 pm MDT

For Immediate Release December 2, 2011

Lower income Albertans, including seniors and persons with disabilities in search of affordable housing in Leduc will have more housing options thanks to a $1.57 million joint investment for Connect Crossing and Leduc Terrace by the Government of Canada and the Government of Alberta. The funding is part of the $238 million equal investment made over 2009 to 2011, under the amended CanadaAlberta Affordable Housing Program Agreement, which includes funding under Canada’s Economic Action Plan.

Leduc Foundation has two 12-suite apartment buildings in Leduc. Each of the two buildings contain twelve 1-bedroom suites. Five of the units in each building are barrier free. Today is the official grand opening of Connect Crossing and Leduc Terrace. This initiative will complete the third and final year of the three-year Leduc-Beaumont-Devon Regional Affordable Housing Plan. Leduc Foundation has partnered with LINKS Connects to serve some of their clients who are persons with developmental disabilities.

“Our Government is proud to have contributed to the development of Connect Crossing and Leduc Terrace,” said James Rajotte, Member of Parliament for Edmonton-Leduc, on behalf of the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development and Minister Responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). “The opening of these apartment buildings makes a real and lasting difference in our community, improving access to affordable housing and offering a better quality of life for our residents.”

“The Alberta government is pleased to partner with community organizations to help address locallyidentified needs,” said George Rogers, MLA for Leduc-Beaumont-Devon on behalf of Doug Griffiths, Minister of Alberta Municipal Affairs. “Together, with support from our federal partner, we are building stronger communities by helping some of our most vulnerable citizens have a safe and affordable place to call home.”

“The addition of two – twelve suite affordable housing buildings is a very welcome addition to our portfolio. It expands the range of housing options that are available to seniors, individuals, and families of modest means within our communities.” said Dawson Kohl, Chairman of the Leduc Foundation Board.

The grant supporting these housing projects was provided through Alberta’s 2009/2010 Affordable Housing Program. Non-profit organizations, private businesses and municipalities received funding to purchase or build affordable housing units, renovate existing rental units, develop secondary units in private homes or support other options as identified by the community.

Canada’s Economic Action Plan built on the government of Canada’s commitment in 2008 of more than $1.9 billion, over five years, to improve and build new affordable housing and help the homeless. The Action Plan provided $400 million, over two years, to build new rental housing for low-income seniors. Overall, it provided more than $2 billion for the construction of new and the renovation of existing social housing, plus $2 billion in low-cost loans to municipalities for housing-related infrastructure.

A new agreement signed recently by both orders of government implements Alberta’s allocation of the remaining three years of the $1.9 billion, which amounts to some $60.57 million in additional federal funding for Albertans in housing need. The province will contribute another $60.57 million in matching funds for a combined investment of more than $121 million to support housing programs and services that help Alberta residents access safe, affordable housing.

Through partnership with federal and municipal governments, community groups, the non-profit and private sectors, Alberta has made great strides to increase the supply of affordable housing across the province. Since 2007, the Government of Alberta has supported the development of 12,000 affordable housing units for homeless and lower-income Albertans through capital grant funding in 62 communities. The province celebrated achieving and exceeding its goal of 11,000 units by 2012 in September. For more information on Alberta’s housing support, visit www.housing.alberta.ca.

Leduc Foundation provides housing for seniors, individuals and families of modest means throughout Leduc County in the City of Leduc, Town of Beaumont, Town of Devon, Town of Calmar, Village of Thorsby, Village of Warburg, and the Hamlet of New Sarepta, Supportive Living, Seniors Apartments, family housing and rent supplement programs are all made available.

More information on this and other measures in Canada’s Economic Action Plan, the federal government’s plan to stimulate the economy and protect those hit hardest by the global recession, can be found at: www.actionplan.gc.ca. To find out more about how the Government of Canada and CMHC are working to build stronger homes and communities for all Canadians, call CMHC at 1-800-668-2642 or visit www.cmhc.ca/housingactionplan.


Posted ON Mon, Aug 31, 2020 at 3:46:19 pm MDT

For Immediate Release – June 30, 2011

Leduc Foundation celebrated the opening of Maddison Manor on Thursday, June 30, 2011 - a new 28 suite Affordable Housing building in Devon. Maddison Manor has twelve (12) 1-bedroom, nine (9) 2-bedroom, and seven (7) 3- bedroom suites; eleven (11) of the suites are barrier free. The building was designed by Janusz Najfeldt of Najfeldt Architect Inc., and built by Binder Construction Ltd. Maddison Manor has been named after John Maddison, long time resident, former Town of Devon Councilor and former Leduc Foundation Board Member.

The $5.7 million project was funded in part through a $2.9 million Affordable Housing Capital Grant from Alberta Housing & Urban Affairs. The municipalities of the City of Leduc, Town of Beaumont and Town of Devon agreed to pool the second year of their Municipal Sustainability Initiative – Housing monies and transfer $1.54M to Leduc Foundation for this project as part of the 3-Year Leduc-Beaumont-Devon Regional Affordable Housing Plan. The first year of the plan saw the transfer of $1.6 million from the municipalities to Leduc Foundation for the purchase of a 20-suite apartment building in Leduc and the construction of Villa Beauregard in Beaumont. The Town of Devon donated the 3 acre parcel of land on which Maddison Manor has been built. Leduc Foundation, which owns and manages Maddison Manor, contributed $690,730 towards the project. The balance of funding ($3.5 million to fund all three years of the plan) was borrowed from the Alberta Capital Finance Corporation, through the good offices of Leduc County, and will be retired by Leduc Foundation in 2029.

“The addition of 28 affordable housing suites is very welcome. The development and ownership of affordable housing is a new direction for Leduc Foundation that will provide housing options for low to moderate income tenants.” said Dawson Kohl, Chairman of the Leduc Foundation Board.

Nancy Laing, Executive Director of Leduc Foundation, stated, “The addition of Maddison Manor will go a long way to meet the increasing demand for affordable housing for the seniors, individuals and families of our communities.”

The celebrations got underway at 2:00 p.m. with Dana Smith, Councilor for the City of Leduc and Vice-Chairman of the Board – Leduc Foundation, acting as the Master of Ceremonies. Presentations were made by George Rogers, MLA, Leduc-BeaumontDevon, the Mayor of each partnering municipality, and Assistant Deputy Minister Mike Leathwood – Alberta Housing & Urban Affairs. A ribbon cutting ceremony followed to officially open Maddison Manor.


Posted ON Mon, Aug 31, 2020 at 3:38:12 pm MDT

For Immediate Release – June 24, 2010

Leduc Foundation broke ground today on two 12-suite apartment buildings in Leduc which will see the completion of the third and final year of the 3-Year Leduc-Beaumont-Devon Regional Affordable Housing Plan. Each of the two apartment buildings will contain (12) 1-bedroom suites; six (6) of which are barrier free and are expected to be ready for occupancy in early 2011.  Leduc Foundation has partnered with LINX Connects to serve some of their clients who are persons with developmental disabilities.

The $4.7 million project was funded in part through a $1.5 million Affordable Housing Capital Grant from Alberta Housing & Urban Affairs. For the third year, the municipalities of the City of Leduc, Town of Beaumont and Town of Devon agreed to pool their Municipal Sustainability Initiative – Housing, Block Funding monies and transferred $1.5 million to Leduc Foundation.

The first year of the plan (2007/2008) saw a $6.8 million Affordable Housing Capital Grant from Alberta Housing & Urban Affairs and the transfer of $1.6 million from the municipalities to Leduc Foundation for the purchase of a 20-suite apartment building in Leduc and the construction of Villa Beauregard a 35-suite apartment building in Beaumont.

Posted ON Mon, Aug 31, 2020 at 3:32:20 pm MDT

For Immediate Release – November 23, 2009

Leduc Foundation is celebrating the opening of Villa Beauregard on Monday, November 23, 2009 - a new 35 suite Affordable Housing building in Beaumont. Villa Beauregard has thirteen (13) 1-bedroom, eighteen (18) 2-bedroom, and four (4) 3-bedroom suites; nine (9) of the suites are barrier free. Villa Beauregard is located adjacent to Beauregard Manoir, Leduc Foundation’s seniors’ self-contained apartment building, creating a multi-generational site for seniors, individuals and families of modest means.

The $8.8 million project was funded in part through a portion of a $6.8 million Affordable Housing Capital Grant from Alberta Municipal Affairs & Housing (now Alberta Housing & Urban Affairs). The municipalities of the City of Leduc, Town of Beaumont and Town of Devon agreed to pool their Municipal Sustainability Initiative – Housing monies and transfer them to Leduc Foundation to see the creation of the 3-Year Leduc-BeaumontDevon Regional Affordable Housing Plan. The first year of the plan saw the transfer of $1.6 million from the municipalities to Leduc Foundation for the purchase of a 20-suite apartment building in Leduc and the construction of Villa Beauregard in Beaumont. Leduc Foundation, which owns and manages Villa Beauregard and Beauregard Manoir, contributed $537,000 towards the project. The balance of funding ($3.5 million to fund all three years of the plan) is being borrowed from the Alberta Capital Finance Corporation, through the good offices of Leduc County, and will be retired by Leduc Foundation in 2029.

“The addition of 35 affordable housing suites is very welcome. The development and ownership of affordable housing is a new direction for Leduc Foundation that will provide housing options for low to moderate income tenants.” said Marvin Molzan, Chairman of the Leduc Foundation Board.

Nancy Laing, Executive Director of Leduc Foundation, stated, “Villa Beauregard will go a long way to meet the increasing demand for affordable housing for the seniors, individuals and families of our communities.”

The celebrations got underway at 11:00 a.m. with George Rogers, MLA, LeducBeaumont-Devon acting as the Master of Ceremonies. Presentations were made by Minister Yvonne Fritz - Alberta Housing & Urban Affairs, Minister Ray Danyluk - Alberta Municipal Affairs, and the Mayor of each partnering municipality. A ribbon cutting ceremony followed to officially open Villa Beauregard.


Posted ON Mon, Aug 31, 2020 at 12:35:17 pm MDT
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