New Affordable Housing in London

Posted on: November 22, 2010

Dale Brain Injury Services Along with their partners, The Governments of Canada and Ontario, the City of London and SDI Builders Celebrate New Affordable Housing in London

London, ON – The Government of Canada, the Government of Ontario, and the City of London along with Dale Brain Injury Services and SDI Builders, celebrated the Grand Opening of 20 affordable rental units for people with disabilities in London on Friday, November 12, 2010. The many dignitaries and guests in attendance witnessed the ribbon cutting, and the naming of the building - The Nigel & Rhonda Gilby Centre For Building Futures. Nigel Gilby is a founding DBIS Board Member . He and his wife, Rhonda, were pleased to have their names attached to such a worthwhile project.

"This partnership of three levels of government enabled Dale Brian Injury Services (DBIS) and SDI Builders to provide affordable and accessible housing with support services,” said Sue Hillis, Executive Director, DBIS. “In the words of tenant Angelo, ‘living here is great! The downtown location is very convenient, and it’s like living in a brand new building because it’s been totally redone`."

Dale Brain Injury Services partnered with SDI Builders on a successful proposal to the Canada-Ontario Affordable Housing Program which provided funding necessary to help make this important project a reality. The 20-unit project located at 164 Albert Street received $1.92 million in funding through the Canada-Ontario Affordable Housing Program. Additional funding was provided through municipal financial incentives.

“The McGuinty government is investing in affordable housing for the people in our community who need it the most,” said MPP Deb Matthews. “By providing a safe, accessible and affordable place to call home, we are giving 20 individuals living with disabilities an opportunity to build a stronger future.”

DBIS would like to thank everyone for the donations made to their Capital Campaign thus far, launched to raise the funds necessary to pay for furnishings and equipment for the building. Platinum Sponsors: Nigel & Rhonda Gilby, and Protek Systems Staff and Owners. Gold Sponsors: Dennis & Karen Dalton, Marcus & Associates – Hoare Dalton, Cathy McGarrell and Family in memory of Michael P. McGarrell and LOR-DON Inc. Silver Sponsors: Gerald & Kathryn McMahon and Joanne Osborne.

Even though the building is almost fully occupied the Capital Campaign launched by DBIS still needs your donations. If you would like to donate to this project, contact Sue Hillis at 519-434-8544 x101 or donate online today.