Members of the Trico Homes executive team, from left,
Eleanor Chiu, chief financial officer, Maaike Ezinga, vice president of human resources, Wayne Chiu, chief executive officer, Wanda Palmer, vice president of marketing and Tom Chisholm, president.
Photo supplied by Trico Homes
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Homes come in all shapes and sizes, as do hopes and dreams.
The leadership at Trico Homes believes everyone deserves a safe, healthy and affordable place to live. That’s why the Trico team set its collective sights on becoming part of the solution for those who do not have access to such a home in Calgary.
Construction will soon begin on the Delaney, a 44-unit residential building in the established northwest community of Mount Pleasant.
“This is an exciting project for Trico because the Delaney will be a rental building that also addresses needs for both affordable and accessible housing in Calgary,” says vice-president of marketing Wanda Palmer.
“In addition, the Delaney has over 3,000 square feet of commercial space that will be leased at a below-market rate to Accessible Housing, a local not-for-profit organization.”
Trico was provided with a $2.5-million Housing Capital Initiatives grant from the Alberta government to help fund the project, and Palmer says this new partnership validates the commitment of Trico Homes and the province to create affordable and barrier-free housing for the Calgary community.
The grant allows Trico to include 12 below-market-rate rental apartments in the building, with 10 of them also being barrier-free and designated for Accessible Housing.
“A key aspect in Trico’s success is the propensity for creating business opportunities while empowering communities,” says Palmer.
“Trico’s Delaney residence is a shining example of private business and government working together to create meaningful impact in the community.”
Trico Homes, a Calgary-based new homebuilder with about 120 employees, has long been committed to corporate social responsibility, philanthropy and performing in a way that is ethical and financially responsible, she says.
Trico finds ways to marry its mission and values with its business model, says Palmer. It will begin construction on the Delaney later this year with completion by mid-2018.
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