Han-Logement, which is dedicated to improving the lives of people with physical and intellectual disabilities as well as those with autism spectrum disorders, announced the inauguration of a new building at 80 Craig Street in Richmond this week. The Richmond building is the 16th such space opened by the organization across the region. It consists of eight accessible one-bedroom apartments offered at an affordable rent. Tenants moved in last fall.
The $1.5-million project was made possible by a partnership between Han-Logement and the Fonds immobilier de solidarité FTQ, as well as a financial contribution from Desjardins Entreprises alongside the support of the Town of Richmond and the generosity of 10 local donors.
“I’m very proud of the participation of our generous donors, who made this project possible, allowing eight families to live in a home adapted to their needs,” said Bertrand Ménard, Mayor of Richmond. “Han-Logement’s initiative helps us keep citizens who would otherwise have gone to live elsewhere in our community. We hope to see more housing projects designed and built by Han-Logement here in Richmond.”