To improve housing quality for vulnerable Calgarians, the Calgary Real Estate Board (CREB) Realtor Community Foundation awarded $75,000 for this year’s Transformation Grants to support repairs to existing infrastructure.
Each of the Accessible Housing Society, Calgary Drop-In and Rehab Centre Society, Unison at Kerby Centre, McMan Youth, Family and Community Services and Rocky View Foundation were given grants of $15,000 for their projects.
“These organizations reach a vast number of people in our communities that need additional support,” says Catherine Chow, chair of CREB Realtor Community Foundation. “We are delighted to be a part of the effort so many organizations put forth to support housing and shelter in our city and look forward to seeing the impact these grants have for each organization.”
Collectively, since 1987, realtors have invested over $8.1 million in Calgary and its surrounding communities.
Accessible Housing Society’s grant funds will go toward the Residential Accessible Design Renovations, supporting low-income Calgarians who need modifications and renovations to improve their homes’ accessibility and safety.
Calgary Drop-In and Rehab Centre Society’s grant funds will support exterior safety upgrades to the Sundial apartment building for better security of building residents.
Unison at Kerby Centre’s grant funds will support the “trauma-informed outdoor living space” to help empower seniors seeking refuge from elder abuse.
McMan Youth, Family and Community Services’ grant funds will support repairs and maintenance of Manhattan Place, a community-based group home for youth.
Rocky View Foundation’s grant funds will further support renovations already underway for Abrio Place, which has 64 affordable units and includes all meals, housekeeping and a full activity program for seniors currently living in unsafe environments.