Representatives from all levels of government were in Hamilton this morning to introduce a new affordable rental building.
Rudy Hulst Commons offers 47 affordable units in the city’s east end.
The project developed by Christian charity Indwell received more than 5.4 million from the Governments of Canada and Ontario and an additional 2.3 million through the municipality and non-governmental groups.
Jeff Neven, Executive Director of Indwell says tenants at another one of the organization’s developments were also very supportive.
More than 15 hundred was raised by residents at the Dr. John M. Perkins centre, situated across from the Rudy Holst commons on Main Street East.
Neven says this money is referred to as the opening the doors of welcome fund.
Adding, that these donations helped pay for the front door that tenants will walk through every day.
The Rudy Holst Commons has been open to new residents since May.
Neven says approximately two people move into their new apartment every day and that the building is now half full.