[Guelph, ON –October 14, 2020]
A new permanent supportive housing project is coming to Guelph-Wellington, thanks to a unique partnership between three local organizations that deliver services, housing, and supports in the same neighbourhood.
Kindle Communities, a non-profit landlord, is leading the project, which will be supported by the Guelph Community Health Centre (Guelph CHC). Skyline Group of Companies (Skyline), a significant rental housing provider in Guelph, plans to donate land in Guelph’s Willow Road area, and will facilitate the apartment development through SkyDev, one of its related companies.
“We are proud to advance this social responsibility initiative in Skyline’s home city of Guelph,” said Jason Ashdown, Co-Founder & Chief Sustainability Officer, Skyline Group of Companies. “We’ve seen housing availability become a critical need for Guelph-Wellington over the years, and we are excited at the opportunity to build new housing for those that need it most.”
“We are committed to providing a range of housing in Guelph-Wellington, and to continuing the advancement of developments that directly address the housing crisis. Everyone deserves a safe, affordable place to call home,” adds Greg Jones, President, SkyDev.
Permanent Supportive Housing is an evidence-based and cost-effective solution for people who are chronically homeless and/or highly vulnerable. Kindle’s Supportive Housing project will provide permanent homes for approximately 30 people who are currently homeless. Residents will have access to staff member support in the building 24-hours a day, as well as other services that meet their needs.
“Every resident in the building will be supported by the many wrapround health services offered by the Guelph CHC and partners, who will tailor individual support teams to meet their needs,” says Raechelle Devereaux, Executive Director of Guelph CHC.
In lieu of a kickoff event, project partners will release a video announcement about the project on Friday, October 16 – including the project location. The video will be available to view at KindleCommunities.com.
“Normally, with a project like this, with three strong project partners and land that is planned to be so generously donated by Skyline, we would have a huge celebration on site. That isn’t possible right now due to COVID-19 restrictions,” says Sheila Markle, CEO of Kindle Communities. “We are so excited by this project, and by the encouragement we have received from the many stakeholders we shared our plans with.”
The project is in its early planning stages with the City of Guelph and the County of Wellington. Community members are invited to follow its progress by visiting www.kindlecommunities.com/supportive-housing.
About Skyline Group of Companies
Skyline Group of Companies (“Skyline”) is a fully integrated asset acquisition, management, and investment entity.
It is comprised of brands that provide services in real estate (apartment, commercial, and retail), new property development, and clean energy.
Skyline currently manages approximately $5 billion across its real estate and clean energy assets.
With nearly 1,000 employees across Canada, Skyline works to provide safe, clean, and comfortable places for tenants to call home, great places to do business, sustainable solutions for a greener future, and an engaging experience for its investors.
View Skyline’s 20th Anniversary celebration video to see how Skyline is grounded in real estate, powered by people, and growing for the future.
For more information about Skyline Group of Companies, please visit SkylineOnline.ca.
For media inquiries, please contact:
Director of Marketing
5 Douglas Street, Suite 301
Guelph, ON N1H 2S8
SkyDev is a real estate development and construction oversight firm based in Guelph, Ontario.
Providing its services to Skyline Group of Companies, as well as new partnership ventures, SkyDev aims to be the property developer of choice among its key stakeholders.
SkyDev is committed to creating meaningful value through its expertise in the development of sustainable multi-residential, office, and retail real estate across Canada.
To learn more about SkyDev, please visit SkyDev.ca.
SkyDev is part of Skyline Group of Companies.
About Kindle Communities
Kindle Communities has a mission to own and manage properties, reinvest in communities and support organizations that serve people in Guelph and Wellington. Kindle is an experienced developer that cares about building sustainable and community-driven spaces.
Kindle currently owns and manages the Shelldale Centre in Guelph’s Willow Road area.
About Guelph CHC
The Guelph Community Health Centre (Guelph CHC) is a not-for-profit organization that is committed to reducing health inequities by working alongside our partners to reduce or eliminate barriers to health and wellbeing within the City of Guelph. This is accomplished through the delivery of comprehensive, wraparound primary health programs and services that are uniquely tailored to meet the needs of both individuals and neighbourhoods in our community.