The current housing crisis continues to profoundly impact many in our community, particularly the women, children and individuals accessing Family Transition Place’s (FTP) services. The prohibitive cost of renting or owning a home and skyrocketing living costs make life virtually impossible for far too many.
FTP is endeavouring to create a solution—by designing and building a three-storey 22-unit apartment building right here on our existing site at 20 Bredin Parkway. Our vision is an affordable, sustainable and safe place for women and their children to call home while they heal from abuse and homelessness.
With our development partner, Raising the Roof, we have been working to obtain funding to make our vision a reality. If successful, our most recent grant application to the Rapid Housing Initiative (RHI) funding stream, facilitated by the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), will see a federal investment of over $ 12 million in our community.
This project has been unanimously supported—both in principle and with operational funding—by the Town of Orangeville and the County of Dufferin.
While this initiative will create much-needed housing options in our growing community, we understand the impact a project of this scale may have on existing clients, our neighbours and the community. We want to hear your feedback and questions and are committed to sharing project progress information should our vision receive the funding it needs.
Stay tuned to our social pages (see links below) and website for more details and information about upcoming Town Hall meetings on this project.