We believe in building better communities for older adults by providing attainable housing and lifestyle alternatives for rural based communities in Alberta and western Canada.
CDS Housing Options Ltd. (CDSHO) is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Communities Development Society (CDS). As a land development company, CDS Housing Options focuses on developing 55+ seniors housing communities where future residents are engaged in and assist in its design.
The Communities Development Society (CDS) is a charitable organization that focuses on the needs of aging rural residents. They assist older adults to achieve their vision for healthy rural aging through community based planning that meets housing and social support needs.
Whereas CDS envisions the projects, CDSHO implements the construction of housing communities that translate a vision into reality. Their first featured project is the Hunt Coulee Village, NW of Calgary, which is a first of its kind as an innovative housing development for rural seniors.
Housing attainability is achieved through philanthropic land donations, collaborative partnership development and volunteer contributions. A portion of the profits from lot sales is reinvested into housing development support services and to CDS for ongoing community engagement and needs identification. This social enterprise model provides much needed attainable housing that enables older adults to remain within their rural communities.