ICE District Joint Venture (ICE District JV) has announced that with the assistance of the Government of Alberta and Homeward Trust, it intends to support residents of MacDonald Lofts to find permanent, safe and affordable housing.
Residents of MacDonald Lofts were recently presented with relocation notices, giving them one full year to secure alternate housing. The relocation notices were served after Alberta Health Services inspectors declared several of the units unfit for human habitation in August 2016, citing several ongoing public health issues in the structure.
ICE District JV acquired the MacDonald Lofts property in late 2016. Following a thorough evaluation of the building, it was found to be detrimental to the health and safety of its residents.
ICE District JV will work with the province and Homeward Trust to provide assistance to as many residents as required until all of MacDonald Lofts’ residents are re-housed. An office has been set up on the main floor of the building. During the relocation process, residents will be provided with a Relocation Package that will include items such as a furniture package, cleaning of personal effects, return or transfer of damage deposit, provision of bare essentials and transportation to new premises.