The story of how a group of caring residents in Cochrane came together to ensure everyone has a decent place to live is a heartwarming one.
The HomeStead, the town’s first affordable housing development, recently celebrated its first decade of making a difference in the lives of people going through difficult times in their lives.
It all started in 1999
Three Cochrane women, Joann Churchill, Maureen Wills and Susan Flowers, recognized the fact that in this year the rental market in Cochrane was tight. The vacancy rate was close to zero and even Cochrane businesses were finding it next to impossible to bring employees to town because they couldn’t afford to live here. The women approached Cochrane Town Council and approached the mayor, asking…