Six families with disabilities move into affordable housing units in Saskatoon – Saskatoon

Six families in Saskatoon have a new place to call home.

Three accessible semi-detached houses located throughout the city were designed and built specifically for people with disabilities and mobility issues. They feature large spaces and wheelchair ramps.

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The project was funded through a partnership between SaskNative Rentals, the City of Saskatoon and the provincial and federal government.

“Affordable and accessible housing is crucial to create a safe community with a strong well-being,” Mayor Charlie Clark said in a news release.

“Housing provides the foundation for a strong quality of life for families and communities, and the impacts of this investment will go far beyond the six families whose homes have been built.”

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Camponi Housing executive director Toby Esterby said the new accessible homes didn’t cost much more than a regular home, but the added features are enough to make a big difference for families.

“These are six families that were struggling to have a functional life in the homes that they were in and now they can call a home… a home,” Esterby said.

New affordable housing units giving families safe place to call home in Saskatoon

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Camponi Housing has 400 housing units in Saskatoon. Over 120 families are on a waitlist to move in, including about a dozen families needing accessible homes.

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