Former Edmonton Mayor joins homeD Board of Directors
Coquitlam, BC- 20 January 2023 - Vancouver-based homeD Modular welcomes Don Iveson, former Mayor of Edmonton, to its Board of Directors. Iveson's leadership and vision will help guide the company as it expands its operations across Canada. As Mayor of Edmonton from 2013-2021, Mr. Iveson championed initiatives that made life better for future generations, including the city’s smart-growth City Plan and the End Poverty Edmonton campaign.
homeD is dedicated to helping end chronic homelessness nationwide as a leading provider of plug-and-play high-performance modular homes in Canada. With Iveson's housing leadership and governance expertise, the company plans to expand its operations and help more people in need. “I remain fully committed to helping end chronic homelessness in Canada and am excited to join the board of an innovative organization like homeD, which shares this commitment,” stated Mr. Iveson.
Mr. Iveson’s leadership as Chair of Canada’s big City Mayors helped shape Canada’s National Housing Strategy, which includes a commitment by the Federal government to ending chronic homelessness across Canada. During his tenure as mayor, Mr. Iveson was directly involved with agencies that have housed over 14,000 people using the Housing First methodology since 2009, with over 85% or better retention rate past the one-year point.
“With Mr.Iveson’s guidance, we look forward to expanding our reach across Canada, collaborating closely with municipal governments - all while delivering our affordable high-performance modular homes that provide an immediate, impactful solution addressing this social issue head-on,” said Michele Tung, CEO of homeD. “To solve our homelessness crisis, we recognize that providing a home is only one part of the solution. homeD is committed to working hand-in-hand with the government, wrap-around service providers, operators and residents, collaborating across disciplines and industries, working with wrap-around service providers and operators, developers, and cities to ensure that every Canadian has the basic human right to a safe place to call home in a timely manner.”
homeD is a product manufacturer of quality, affordable, rapid modular homes. Offering a plug-and-play home, our cementitious homes are stackable, movable, and reusable. Our homes are manufactured and assembled locally in Canada using innovative construction materials with the opportunity to provide training, education, and employment to residents. homeD BoxPods can be assembled as studios or multi-bedroom homes and configured as single-family, low- to mid-rise buildings, or townhomes. We work with clients to understand their requirements with special attention to design in integrating community and cultural celebrations. homeD is proud to be working with Lu’ma Native Housing Society in building a 30-unit project in Vancouver’s DTES. It is set to be completed by the end of 2023.
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