October 21, 2013
Great Plains temporary neighbourhood opened in Calgary
A temporary neighbourhood for people displaced by June flooding was recently opened in southeast Calgary.
“The Great Plains temporary neighbourhood will provide another housing option to ensure stability for families, while they rebuild and re-establish their lives,” said Doug Griffiths, minister of Municipal Affairs.
The temporary neighbourhood will be occupied by about 700 people in the coming weeks. It includes units for single people and families, and will provide meals, recreation, laundry and internet access.
This is the second neighbourhood to be built in Calgary to house people displaced by the floods.
More than 2,000 Albertans are currently still out of their homes. Almost 1,400 are already living in temporary housing and the new neighbourhood will provide additional housing for people who have been living in hotels or other temporary accommodations.
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