Antigonish Affordable Housing Society: Work is progressing on the inside of the first four units in Riverside Estates.

We won!

Members of the Antigonish Affordable Housing Society (AAHS) are doing their happy dance after being awarded the $100,000 grand prize in the 2017 national Aviva Community Fund competition.

 

Antigonish Affordable Housing Society: The exterior walls are up and Riverside Estates is starting to take shape.

The Doors Are Open!

The Antigonish Affordable Housing Society opens the doors on Phase 1 of Riverside Estates.

Antigonish Affordable Housing Society: Work is progressing on the inside of the first four units in Riverside Estates.

Local Fundraising Begins

The Antigonish Affordable Housing Society (AAHS) will host a series of local fundraising events in the coming months as part of its Housing for Hope campaign.

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Our Community Navigator

Meet Carleton MacNeil, Riverside Estates’ Community Navigator. Carleton’s job is to work with the residents of Riverside Estates to turn the housing units into homes, and together, create a community.

 

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Antigonish Affordable Housing Society

The mission of the Antigonish Affordable Housing Society (AAHS) is to research and develop opportunities to create sufficient affordable housing and to provide social support for the residents of its developments. In September 2016, AAHS broke ground on the first phase of Riverside Estates. Now complete, the new four-unit complex started welcoming tenants in March 2017. AAHS plans to create an additional 10 units in Phase 2 once funding has been secured.

AAHS aims to break the cycle of poverty vulnerable people find themselves in, and to improve the quality of their lives by providing access to affordable and energy-efficient housing that is socially and financially sustainable, and supported by the community in which it is located.

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AAHS’s youngest champion

AAHS’s youngest champion

The Antigonish Affordable Housing Society (AAHS) has a young champion! Six-year-old Lilien Gilham set up a lemonade stand near her home on Brookside Way recently to raise funds “for people who need a place to live.” With help from her sister, nine-year-old Franky,...

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Applications are open!

Applications are open!

The Antigonish Affordable Housing Society (AAHS) is now accepting applications from potential tenants living on low incomes for 10 new affordable housing units now under construction at Riverside Estates. The multi-family building includes six two-bedroom and four...

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People’s School a success!

People’s School a success!

More than 60 people gathered in Antigonish on March 24th for a People’s School on Affordable Housing. Co-hosted by the Extension Department at StFX and the Antigonish Affordable Housing Society (AAHS), the People’s School brought together community groups and...

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Local fundraising begins

Local fundraising begins

The Antigonish Affordable Housing Society (AAHS) will host a series of local fundraising events in the coming months as part of its Housing for Hope campaign. The Society intends to raise $250,000 to fully fund Phase 2 of its Riverside Estates affordable housing...

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