Ribbon cut to officially open homes for larger families in Prince Albert

By Charlene Tebbutt
September 18, 2018 - 2:34pm Updated: September 18, 2018 - 3:10pm

Larger families in Prince Albert are benefitting from a series of newly-redesigned affordable homes in the city.

Six single-family housing units were officially opened Tuesday in Prince Albert. The homes are located in the city’s Midtown, East Flat and West Flat areas, and have been renovated to accommodate larger families, including those with more than four children. The average size of the homes is 1,852 square feet over two levels, with each featuring four to five bedrooms.

Brian Howell, manager with River Bank Development Corp., said there is a need in Prince Albert for affordable housing for bigger families. Howell said the six renovated units are now housing a total of 29 children and 10 adults.

“That’s the biggest thing in terms of family housing. There’s lots of affordable three-bedroom houses around, townhouses and duplexes and that sort of thing, but when you get into the four- bedroom and the larger families, there’s a real shortage,” Howell said. 

Funding for the six units was announced earlier this year. Both the provincial and federal governments contributed to the project, with River Bank receiving just over $630,000.

River Bank Development Corp. has been operating in Prince Albert for the last 20 years. Howell said the organization now manages 97 housing units across the city.

 

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