Richard’s story: “I feel safe. We are safe here.”

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“Our dream is to buy a home and leave this one for someone else!” Richard, Near Market Housing. “We love Edmonton. Since we came here, the first day and first time, I told my wife, this is our place. Edmonton is the City of Champions and we also want to be champions of everything we can achieve here. The building is safe, I feel safe because we are safe here.”

This is Richard’s Story. Originally from Congo in Central Africa, Richard and his family found their home in Capital Region Housing’s Near Market Program. Richard described leaving his country as dramatic; the most important thing for him is security for his daughter. That security, he noted, has been provided through the services offered by Capital Region Housing. His family aspires to own a home and put down permanent roots in Edmonton.