Occupancy date of December 1 for new Gillespie Gardens units

Units in the new Gillespie Gardens expansion in Beaverton are expected to be ready for occupancy as of Dec. 1, according to Durham Region Non-Profit Housing Corporation.

Gillespie Gardens is owned and managed by the Durham Non-Profit Housing Corporation. It is located on Nine Mile Road and previously consisted of 48 units, including 34 one-bedroom units, of which two are wheelchair accessible, and 14 two-bedroom, of which one is wheelchair accessible.

Excavation of the property reportedly started in August of 2017, as Councillor Cyndi Schaffer noted the trucks removing the fill from the property could be seen during the fair.

In October of 2017, the Township of Brock approved a site plan agreement with Durham Non-Profit Housing Corporation for a project consisting of a two-storey addition featuring 18 units.

Three months later, in January of 2018, the Township’s Chief Building Official, said the construction of the expansion was nearly complete. At that time, occupancy was expected as early as July or August 2018.

According to Durham Region Non-Profit Housing, Gillespie Garden units include one-bedroom suites, one-bedroom barrier-free suites and two-bedroom barrier-free suites.  Rent is estimated to be approximately $800 to $950 per month for a one-bedroom and $900 to $1050 per month for a two-bedroom. The housing corporation says these amounts will be confirmed prior to lease signing.

To be eligible to live in these units, applicants’ maximum gross annual family income cannot exceed  $42,000 per year for a one bedroom or $47,000 for a two bedroom. Household asset limits of $50,000 (single person) and $75,000 (couple) also apply. Applicants must be 65 years of age or older to qualify.

Once applicants have been selected, an open house will occur to view units.

Expression of Interest Application can be accessed here.  Applicants are asked to include:

  • Status in Canada (examples: Canadian birth certificate, Canadian citizenship card, valid Canadian passport, Permanent Resident card)
  • Income tax assessment from Revenue Canada for 2017 or if income has changed since 2017, applicants should include copies of their current income statements

Expression of interested applications can be sent to Lori Barber, Housing Services Division, 605 Rossland Rd. East, P.O. Box 623, Whitby, ON L1N 6A3 or by email to lori.barber@durham.ca.

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