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Happy Creek Estates Additional Building Opening

The Town of Hinton is pleased to announce, and invite the public to take part in, the grand opening of the Happy Creek Estates additional building.

An opening has been scheduled for Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at 1:30PM at 135 Mountain Street. Anticipated speakers include MLA Martin Long, Mayor Marcel Michaels, and owner/manager Harry Arnesen. The public is welcome, but is encouraged to dress warmly as the speeches will take place outdoors before a tour of the residency. 

Background (from CivicSend in March of 2019)

The Town of Hinton is pleased to announce a new agreement with Happy Creek Estates to develop nine additional affordable housing units within Happy Creek Estates, slated to be built in 2019. This announcement follows Hinton Town Council's motion on February 19, 2019:

"That Council proceed to enter into the Amendment Agreement - 2019 with Happy Creek Estates Ltd. for the development of 9 additional affordable housing units within an existing housing complex with the term/conditions as circulated and reviewed by Council in-camera”.

The project has been made possible with grant funding from the Province of Alberta through their Family Social Supports and Housing Program. After the sale of local family housing units by the Evergreens Foundation, the province followed through on their commitment to reinvest this money in Hinton. 

The community will benefit from this initiative, which will create additional affordable housing in the near future. The need for affordable housing is an issue felt by many municipalities in Alberta. While many rural communities are shrinking, Hinton has assets that make our town a desirable place to live. Available and affordable housing supports our residents, businesses and the community overall. 

In addition to members of Hinton Town Council, Administration, and members of the public at large, the Town was very happy to welcome Lynda Cuppens, Executive Director of Capital Initiatives under the Seniors and Housing Ministry to speak on behalf of the province. 
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