Jay Westman remembers how his late father Alvin Clayton Westman always imparted the importance of sharing good fortune.

So it only made sense that the Jayman Built founder is meaningfully connected to the homebuilder’s contribution to the Resolve Campaign.

Resolve is an innovative campaign that partners with nine Calgary agencies to provide vulnerable, homeless people with affordable rental housing and supports.

To help the cause, 11 homebuilders have made a $15.4 million pledge and committed to being construction managers on a series of apartment buildings for the Calgary Homeless Foundation and Calgary HomeSpace Society through the Resolve Campaign.

A ceremonial groundbreaking was held for Jayman’s apartment building in the west Calgary neighbourhood of Bowness recently — which is when the builder announced its development name, the Clayton.

“It is with great pride that we lend my father’s middle name to this amazing new building, which will be called the Clayton,” said Jay Westman, Jayman’s CEO, during the groundbreaking event.

“I know that my dad would be so proud,” Westman says. “He would probably say, when someone knows your middle name they must be a family member or close friend, which is how we feel about this project.”

This is the seventh in the series of buildings constructed by Resolve’s builder group for this campaign and is expected to complete construction in summer 2019.

With Jayman, the Clayton received support from other philanthropic donors, along with the provincial government, and Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp.

“This collaboration between government, the Calgary Homeless Foundation, HomeSpace Society, Jayman Built and the Resolve Campaign, is a demonstration that homelessness can end when we intentionally choose to work together,” says Diana Krecsy, president and CEO, Calgary Homeless Foundation.

“The Clayton represents more than just a home for 30 individuals experiencing homelessness,” she adds. “It represents hope and provides a stable place …read more

Source:: Calgary Herald


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