After a year of hosting fundraising events, the Antigonish Affordable Housing Society (AAHS) has achieved its Housing for Hope fundraising goal.
The Society announced the start of its capital campaign in February 2018 with the ambitious goal of $250,000 to put towards the cost of building Riverside Estates, its affordable housing multi-family complex on Hope Lane.
AAHS Chair Colleen Cameron acknowledged the tremendous support the campaign has received from Antigonish residents and local businesses. “They have generously contributed everything from goods and services to auction off at our curling and pool events, to volunteering their time and talents performing at our Christmas concert. We couldn’t have done it without them and the many people in the community who came out to support our events.”
Cameron added, “Although AAHS will be winding up its Housing for Hope campaign, we will still need to do some fundraising during the year to ensure we can continue to keep our rents below market value and to provide social support for our residents through our full-time Community Navigator.”
There are three fundraising events coming up on the AAHS calendar — a pool fun day at Doolys on March 9, an artwork auction at Red Sky Gallery in April, and a dance with Working Class band in May. The Society will also continue to accept tax deductible donations to support its efforts to provide affordable housing to people living on low incomes.