Affordable housing complex opens in Calgary's Beltline district

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The Orion is a 51-unit affordable housing in Calgary's Beltine area created by the HomeSpace Society and its builder partner, Jayman BUILT. (Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. - image credit)
The Orion is a 51-unit affordable housing in Calgary's Beltine area created by the HomeSpace Society and its builder partner, Jayman BUILT. (Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. - image credit)

A new 51-unit affordable housing complex officially opened in Calgary's Beltline district on Friday.

The Orion features bachelor and one-bedroom units that will house vulnerable Calgarians and low-income individuals in a supportive environment, according to the HomeSpace Society, which spearheaded the project with help from the building firm JaymanBUILT.

The federal government's Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation contributed $7.6 million in funding for the building.

Residents will be provided with a range of social supports from several social service agencies.

The HomeSpace Society operates in 31 other buildings that house more than 850 vulnerable Calgarians.

"This latest project marks our 11th build in five years, almost six years," said HomeSpace CEO Bernadette Majdell.

"And we're super excited. We're coming one step closer to ending homelessness in Calgary and providing housing for those who need it the most."

The new tenants will begin phased move-ins starting this month.

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