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Applications being accepted for potential tenants for Phase Two of Riverside Estates

Now that construction of phase two of Riverside Estates is underway,  the Antigonish Affordable Housing Society is now accepting applications from potential

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tenants living on low incomes.

The society’s Community Navigator, Carleton MacNeil says applications will be accepted until May 16th.  MacNeil says after the deadline has passed, he’ll review all the applications to ensure they are complete.
MacNeil says the applications would then be turned over to the tenant selection committee.
MacNeil says it’s hoped tenants for the apartments will be chosen by the end of June.  If all goes well in the construction phase, tenants could move in September first.  Application forms can be found online at  the society’s web site, or picked up at the Peoples’ Place Library, Antigonish Town Hall, the Antigonish County Municipal office or the Antigonish Women’s Resource Centre.
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Antigonish Affordable Housing Society Approaches Area Residents for Support of Phase 2 of Riverside Estates

 Volunteers with the Antigonish Affordable Housing Society will be dropping off letters to local homes in the Town and fringe area starting this weekend.   The

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letter asks support from local residents for the Society’s fund-raising campaign for Phase 2 of Riverside Estates. It is hoping to raise 250-thousand dollars for the 10 unit development.

Chair Colleen Cameron says the letter explains who the society is and why affordable housing is needed.
Cameron says the local community was very supportive of the society won 100-thousand dollars for the community room for Phase 2 through the Aviva Community Fund.  Cameron says it is hoping the community will support its efforts financially.  Volunteers will be dropping off letters at local homes elsewhere in Antigonish County soon.
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Antigonish Affordable Housing Society wins in Aviva Community Fund

Members of the Antigonish Affordable Housing society were doing their happy dance Tuesday after winning a national competition. The society was a finalist in the

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Aviva Community Fund, where it was announced that they were winners in the community development category.

Chair for the society, Colleen Cameron says that the $100,000 prize is important for the development of Phase 2 of their affordable housing complex, Riverside Estates. An emotional Cameron says that the money will be put toward good use:
Cameron adds that they are still waiting to get their building permit granted. The society is hoping to have a foundation poured before winter hits, with completion of the 1.5 million dollar project next September.
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Phase One of an Affordable Housing Project in Antigonish is completed

The first phase of an affordable housing project in Antigonish officially opened over the weekend.    The development, called Riverside Estates was spearheaded by the

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Antigonish Affordable Housing Society.  It includes four units, two of them barrier-free for persons with disabilities.   The land for the project on Riverside Drive, off Vincent’s Way, was donated by the Town of Antigonish.  The federal and provincial governments jointly provided 100-thousand dollars.  The County of Antigonish and the Sisters of St. Martha have also each committed  100-thousand dollars to the project.

Society Chair Colleen Cameron says this development is going to benefit the whole community.

The tenants can move in April 1st.  Fund-raising has begun for the second phase of the project, a 10 unit facility.

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Riverside Estates taking applications for its first Tenants

An affordable housing project in Antigonish is about to accept its first tenants.  The development,  scheduled to open next month, is called Riverside Estates. It has four units; two of the apartments are barrier-free for persons with disabilities.
Application forms can be picked up and dropped off at the town and county municipal offices, the Antigonish Women’s Resource Centre, and the circulation desk at the People’s Place Library. Application deadline is February 12th.
The Chair of the Antigonish Affordable Housing Society, Colleen Cameron says it’s also hired a Community Navigator for Riverside Estates, Carleton MacNeil.
MacNeil has extensive experience in the trades, business service industry and management roles at the  Strait Regional School Board.    MacNeil has also worked with a number of community organizations including Big Brothers-Big Sisters, the John Howard Society and Recovery House