The Affordable 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 Club’s Affordable Housing Project.
Zakem 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.
December 10, 2004 – Charlottetown Kiwanis Open Abe Zakem House….click here for more information
February 9, 2003 – News Release – Affordable Housing Project Step Closer to Reality