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PAL Place Update 5

Construction at PAL Place, 101 Brunswick Street, is now well underway.

  • The building permit was issued on June 21 and construction started the following day.
  • The five units (4 One Bedrooms and One Bachelor) of affordable housing are now taking shape.
  • Vic and Amanda Ryan have been hard at work removing wall paper, drywall and partitions for some time. They have been on site pretty much on a daily basis. Their help has been invaluable to us.
  • Over 10 tons of debris have been removed to date and placed in the Land Fill. Where possible materials are being recycled through Habitat for Humanity.
  • Project Manager, Don Culliton is coordinating the work of our sub-contractors as well as handling much of the carpentry work and other jobs as well. Work is on schedule and progressing well.
  • A number of PAL members have been very helpful in dropping in and volunteering to assist in various ways: in the garden and in the house. All this is greatly appreciated.
  • All of this work, as well as relations with City Hall, has been very capably overseen by Gordon Sherwin, Building Committee Chair.
  • Recently new kitchen cabinets were delivered. They are in storage until they can be installed.
  • Tim St. Louis of Raintree Interiors has volunteered to assist with the interior decoration of the house. He is currently considering room lay outs and furniture arrangement in the common areas. If you have any items that you think might be of use to PAL in furnishing the building, please contact Amanda Ryan.
  • Amanda has also been noting progress in the building on our web site. Check it out for the latest developments.
  • We are hoping for occupancy in October or November.

Tenant Assessment Committee

A Tenant Assessment Committee, Chaired by Aggie Elliot, is currently being established. This Committee will develop application forms and review applications for residency at PAL Place, 101 Brunswick. Since the accommodation being provided is defined as “affordable housing”, eligibility will primarily depend on maximum incomes. At the moment (and these criteria may change, so consider them to be approximate) the maximum annual income for a single person to be eligible to apply is $ 26,000. That for a couple is $ 29,000. Expressions of interest are invited. Please send a letter to PAL Stratford, Tenant Assessment Committee, P.O. Box 21045, Stratford, ON, N5A 7V4.

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