New housing model to help people with mental-health challenges
The Community Housing Transformation Centre recently featured National Affordable Housing Corporation's upcoming Aspen Heights project on its website, highlighting the unique affordable housing model we're using in our developments.
It’s hard enough to find affordable housing when you blend in, but for people living with mental health issues, the struggle can be overwhelming. The National Affordable Housing Corporation is hoping that its Aspen Heights project will become an inspirational model for supportive housing.
Finding affordable housing in Saskatchewan is a daunting task, but the stakes are even higher when you are dealing with mental health issues. According to Stacie Beever, chief operating officer at the National Affordable Housing Corporation, the opportunities for independent living are limited.
“We have been working with the Canadian Mental Health Association – Saskatoon to understand some of these options, we have found that it’s not dissimilar to what we have seen for housing other tenant types that require some living supports—the options are extremely limited. And if somebody doesn’t fit within a certain box, they fall through the gap.”