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Affordable housing in Fenelon a priority but compromise is possible

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Imagine that you live in Fenelon Falls and have a child with an intellectual disability. As your child becomes an adult you begin to think about where he will live as he gets older. And then it hits you—the only way he will be able to move into some sort of supportive housing if is he leaves Fenelon, the community that he knows and where he is known.

This was the dilemma that faced a community group that began to imagine what supportive housing might look like in Fenelon. Over time their vision grew to include rental units that would cater to others in the community who were unable to find rental housing, such as seniors who often had to leave Fenelon when they sold their homes.

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