The Hillhurst/Sunnyside community will soon be ringing with the sounds of new construction as The James House starts to take shape.
Homebuilders Logel Homes and Cardel Lifestyles gathered on September 5th with Calgary Homeless Foundation (CHF), HomeSpace Society and the RESOLVE Campaign to celebrate the virtual groundbreaking of The James House. This building will soon provide the safety and stability of a home for 27 formerly homeless Calgarians.
The James House was named by the Logel Homes and Cardel Lifestyles team to honour the legacy of James Logel, the late father of Tim Logel, President and CEO of Logel Homes, and President and Co-Founder of Cardel Lifestyles. Tim Logel credits his father for igniting his passion for home building after assisting him in building a barn when he was 14. He believes his father would be honoured to have his name on a building that is helping those in need of a home.
This build is the 10th new place-based supportive housing building to be constructed for CHF and our housing collaborator HomeSpace society through the RESOLVE Campaign. The site was awarded through a non-market land disposition from the City of Calgary. HomeSpace Society, will develop, own and operate the property. This rich collaboration is a demonstration that homelessness can end when we intentionally choose to work together. The James House is slated for occupancy in summer 2020.