Housing Project has been an idea of the Kiwanis Club of Charlottetown
for nearly four years. Through a community needs assessment, the
Club initially envisioned providing some means of assistance to
senior citizens to allow them to remain in their neighbourhoods
for a longer period, at a reasonable cost. That concept later expanded
to include provision of assistance to other citizens in the community
in need of affordable housing. This new vision, coupled with the
desire to support the revitalization of downtown Charlottetown,
culminated in the Kiwanis Clubs Affordable Housing Project.
House will house 17 one-bedroom and 6 two-bedroom apartments and
include on-site amenities such as parking, laundry, a security system
and a common area for the use of the tenants. It will operate as
an independent not-for-profit entity, based upon a model of self-sustenance
and non-subsidization. The $1.5 million facility is scheduled for
construction in early spring 2004, to be ready for occupancy in
the fall of 2004.
18, 2004 - Click here
to view the picture gallery from the Abe Zakem House Opening Ceremony!!
10, 2004 - Charlottetown
Kiwanis Open Abe Zakem House....click here for more information
5, 2004 - Rental
Applications are now available online. You must print the application,
fill it out and mail it in. All details are on the form.
9, 2003 - News
Release - Affordable Housing Project Step Closer to Reality