Logis des aulniers
People with multiple sclerosis (MS) face a number of obstacles that affect their quality of life. These include suitable housing, transportation and the ability to earn a living. If no options are available for them, they risk not being able to remain in their community and of being directed to alternatives that demand far greater economic and administrative resources, such as CHSLDs (long-term care facilities), at 25, 30, 40 or 50 years of age!
These units would be designed for people with reduced mobility—due to a degenerative disease such as MS—and their caregivers. Given the needs of this clientele, the ideal location for this project would be in the heart of the “Village.”
Recently, LDA set its sights on a seventh site. At its meeting on June 10, 2019, City Council adopted a resolution supporting a new partnership project between Logis des aulniers and the Centre de bénévolat de la Rive-Sud (45 Argyle Avenue). The project would unite these two NPOs around a promising proposal for the future: the construction of a new adapted housing building that will also serve the needs of the Centre de bénévolat de la Rive-Sud. The resolution, which was adopted unanimously, accepts that the City sell the land consisting of lot 2 391 331 of the Quebec cadastre to Logis des aulniers.
For eight years already, LDA has been exploring the feasibility of developing a project on six different sites, with the assistance of architects and urban planners from the Groupe Conseil en développement de l’habitation (the Groupe CDH), a Technical Resource Group (GRT) that has been in existence for 35 years. The efforts directed to these potential sites were unsuccessful, and they have therefore been abandoned.
To sum up, Logis des aulniers (LDA) would like to acquire a piece of land or a building close to local services so that it could build or adapt an existing building to build 50 housing units, with the support of the Société d'habitation du Québec (SHQ), the Longueuil Agglomeration, the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) and the City of Saint-Lambert, among others.
These social and community housing units will be adapted to the needs of people with reduced mobility. Being able to live in the downtown area of a municipality greatly benefits their quality of life as it gives them access to a variety of local services.
Our goal is for this social economy project to enrich our community and be an achievement that will instil a sense of pride.
The location must be in the heart of the "Village" to meet the needs of this clientele.